7 March 2023 - 9 March 2023
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Palatine Centre, Stockton Road, Durham, DH1 3LE
This event is free to attend
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.
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.
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-style rice pilaf with orzo
(side dish, included in main dish price)
(condiment, included in main dish price)
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 and egg rice bowl
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.
French rock cake originating from the region of Brittany. Name translates as 'four quarters' due to the equal quantities of ingredients.
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.
A speciality prune flan from the region of Brittany originating in the 18th century. Its base is of a similar composition to a clafoutis.
Rochers a la noix de coco
A light French rock cake equivalent to a coconut macaroon.
Food will need to be purchased as usual from the Palatine Kitchen.