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Cooking for the community during the Coronavirus lockdown

Vulnerable people in Portsmouth will be tucking into delicious dishes prepared at the Queens Hotel Southsea during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Head chef at Brasserie Blanc at Gunwharf Quays, Anghel Niko Nedelcu has joined forces with Managing Director at the Queens Hotel, Farid Yeganeh, to create delicious meals for those in need of sustenance in the city.

The first meal they created was Boeuf Lyonnaise, a delicious mix of fillet of beef, rice and vegetables.

“We made enough for 150 meals and we will be doing this every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday,” explained Farid.

“We are working with Portsmouth City Council and Pompey in the Community. All the meals we cook will be frozen before they are collected from the hotel and distributed across the city.”

As well as using their own stock of food, the hotel at the heart of Southsea has received support from the community including a donation of £3,000 from one well-wisher.

“We are delighted that the supplies we have can be used in such a positive way during the lockdown and we look forward to creating more dishes in the weeks to come,” said Farid.

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