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Come along and sample the menu!

7 March 2023 - 9 March 2023

12:00PM - 3:00PM

Palatine Centre, Stockton Road, Durham, DH1 3LE

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The Palatine Kitchen Takeover will celebrate food from across the globe. As part of Durham Global Week, Durham staff and students will showcase their authentic international food on set days during lunch service at the Palatine Kitchen, with profits going to a nominated charity.

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Palatine Kitchen within the Palatine Centre

The Palatine Kitchen Takeover is part of Durham Global Week and celebrates all things food! Take a whistle-stop tour around the world at lunchtime courtesy of our staff and students who will be working hard behind-the-scenes to showcase their culinary specialities.

Sample diverse menus, which could include endless possibilities from Turkey to France, India to Japan.

Help us celebrate food diversity by tantalising your tastebuds and joining us for lunch in the Palatine Kitchen! 

Food purchased from the Palatine Kitchen will support a variety of nominated charities, selected by each Takeover team.

Daily menus

Tuesday 7 March

Traditional Turkish food prepared by Ozden Oksuz (Cafe Assistant at Circolo - Palatine Centre). Funds raised from the sale of this menu will support UNICEF Turkey / Syria Earthquake Appeal.

Turkish Tray Kebab £4.95

Patlıcan Çullama 


Sehriyeli Pilav

Turkish-style rice pilaf with orzo 


(side dish, included in main dish price)



(side dish, included in main dish price)

Turkish Cacık 


(condiment, included in main dish price)

Wednesday 8 March

Global menu prepared by Nick Fung, Ben Jones and Uzayr Alloo (students at St Mary's College). Funds raised from the sale of this menu will support the RSPCA.

Chicken curry with rice £4.95


Chicken and egg rice bowl

Ratatouille £4.50

Thursday 9 March

French menu item prepared by Blandine Smith (Cafe Assistant at Zing Cafe - Teaching & Learning Centre). Funds raised from the sale of this item will support Heel & Toe Children's Charity in Pelton / Chester-le-Street.

Tarte aux pommes

Classic French apple tart served on a crisp puff pastry base with apple puree and red apple glazed with apricot jam.

£2.50 / portion

Quatre quart

French rock cake originating from the region of Brittany. Name translates as 'four quarters' due to the equal quantities of ingredients.

£2.50 / portion


The story goes that the madeleine was named after a young maid who baked cakes for the Duke of Lorraine in the town of Commercy. Their distinctive shape was inspired by  pilgrims, who would wear a shell (the symbol of St James) as an emblem.

£1.20 / portion

Far Breton

A speciality prune flan from the region of Brittany originating in the 18th century. Its base is of a similar composition to a clafoutis.

£2.50 / portion

Rochers a la noix de coco

A light French rock cake equivalent to a coconut macaroon.

£1.20 / portion


This event is free to attend

Food will need to be purchased as usual from the Palatine Kitchen.

Where and when

Palatine Centre

Stockton Road



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