SUSHISAMBA London, our charitable partner Cool Earth, an organization that works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction, and iconic fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood hosted a series of fantastic fundraising events to raise money and awareness for Cool Earth’s mission.
Dining for Cool Earth
At a dinner held Tuesday, November 7th, thirty Cool Earth trustees, supporters and patrons enjoyed a specially curated dinner designed by SUSHISAMBA Corporate Chef Cláudio Cardoso. Chef Cláudio created the ‘Rainforest Revolution’, a dish inspired by one of Dame Vivienne’s Climate Revolution Playing Cards that replicates one of the designer’s colorful cards in 3-dimensional, fully-edible form. You can try the Rainforest Revolution first-hand at SUSHISAMBA London-a portion of profits for the dish will go towards Cool Earth, and watch the dish being made here.
“Please give my heartfelt thanks. The venue was great and the food fantastic, innovative and absolutely delicious,” said Dame Vivienne Westwood. As one of the inaugural patrons of Cool Earth, Dame Vivienne, with her husband Andreas, has donated more than £1.5 million to the charity.
Another diner summed up the experience as follows: “What a night. What a gastronomic adventure. Thank you so much for including me.”
The collaboration with iconic fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood, raised over a hundred thousand pounds to date for Cool Earth.
The Cool Earth Silent Auction
In tandem with the dinner, SUSHISAMBA also hosted a silent auction with three incredible experiences for the public to bid on. The first of these was four places at the November 7th dinner. The other two auction items included two tickets to Vivienne Westwood’s London Fashion Week Show in January 2018 which includes a meet and greet with the fashion designer, as well as a special tasting menu event at SUSHISAMBA created by Chef Cláudio.
We look forward to continuing our partnership with Cool Earth in 2018 and expanding the relationship to our US locations.