Top chef Hélène Darrose designs special menu for Elton John charity ball


Hélène Darroze, the two Michelin-starred Head Chef of Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, London, has created an special three-course menu and canapés for diners at the GREY GOOSE Winter Ball to raise money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The Ball takes place on Saturday 10 November 2012 in Battersea Power Station, London.

Having earned her first Michelin star for her eponymous restaurant on Paris’ Left Bank, and a further two in her current role as Head Chef at The Connaught, Hélène Darroze is perfectly placed to take up the mantle and continue the Winter Ball’s reputation for exceptional taste. The fourth generation of chefs in her family, Hélène brings her rich French culinary heritage to the ball, which marries perfectly with GREY GOOSE’S own French origins and exceptional quality. Like GREY GOOSE, which is crafted in the ‘bread basket of France’ and uses only the finest ingredients, Hélène is dedicated to using only the best produce to create exquisite French cuisine.

Staying true to her heritage, Hélène has crafted a quintessentially Mediterranean menu for the Winter Ball that compliments the theme of the evening, 1950’s Cote D’Azur.

The canapés Hélène has curated for the Winter Ball are as follows:

Compressed heritage tomato, burrata and basil.
Sizzled field and forest mushrooms, porcini shallots and red wine drizzle on toasted brioche
Goats’ cheese mousse, piquillo pepper and olive dust
Lobster crostini with girolles and crisp pancetta
Welsh black beef fillet, served pink with béarnaise to dip