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Two Michelin star restaurant turns Mexican


Mar 10, 2018

THE NORTH EAST’S leading restaurant is changing its award-winning menu for one day only – to celebrate Mexican cuisine.

Two Michelin star The Raby Hunt at Summerhouse near Darlington, is hosting a pop-up lunch event on Sunday 18 March which will feature a ten course Mexican taster menu.

Acclaimed chef James Close, who owns the restaurant, will be sharing the kitchen with Shaun Hurrell, a Mexican food expert who ran his own eatery – Barrio Comida – in a shipping container on Newcastle Quayside for more than a year.

Shaun, who specialises in Mexican cuisine, is now organising monthly pop-up restaurants across the UK and is delighted that James has agreed to hold one at The Raby Hunt.

“It’s fantastic that a chef of James’ calibre is supporting this and is hosting the pop-up at The Raby Hunt,” said Shaun.

“James has been a massive supporter of my cooking and it’s amazing to have someone of his standing as a mentor.”

Tickets for the event – which are £100 each – are limited and will go on sale on from 9am on Saturday 3 March by calling the restaurant on 01325 374237.

They can be also booked by email on enquiries@rabyhuntrestaurant.co.uk, Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

James said he was happy to support the lunch.

“It will be a great event with very different food from what we normally offer but of course cooked to the same high standards,” he said.

This is not the first time James has supported Shaun. Last year he invited him to be part of his charity fund raising event, 7 Chefs 7 Dishes, joining a host of acclaimed chefs from around the UK who each cooked a dish for paying guests.

By Emily