Recently, we’ve been inspired by our good friend Yasha Estraikh from Solovey, and fellow Ukrainian, Nazar, from the Prep Kitchen production team, to support War Child, a charity which is very close to their hearts. Solovey (nightingale in Ukrainian) is a campaign brand proudly born to sing the Ukrainian spirit of courage, creativity and hope, while raising £1m for its refugees. Yasha currently donates 100% of the profits from Solovey vodka to War Child, and for the rest of this year, we will be donating 100% of the profits from the sales of a special new Prep Kitchen dish to War Child, too. We hope you’ll help us in supporting this very worthy cause.

In the summer of 2021, at the tender age of 15, Nazar left Krasilow in the Ukrainian region of Khmeinytskyi to try and find work in the UK. He really misses his national cuisine and often bakes a traditional Napolean cake to remind him of home, but what he really misses is his mum and grandma’s home cooking! His favourite meals back home were borscht, salo, vareniki, and of course, the national favourite, chicken Kyiv. Food has such a powerful connection to our emotions, and eating traditional dishes from his homeland really helps Nazar feel connected to his family.

To support this special fund-raising initiative, our chefs have created a dish based on the classic Ukrainian dish, Chicken Kyiv. Yasha and Nazar say that this is the one dish that really reminds them of home! Our Chicken Kyiv Pasta Bake is a deconstructed version of the original with a delicious twist: the classic garlic butter-filled chicken is turned inside out! Roasted in garlic and herbs, the succulent chicken is then gently baked with penne pasta, spinach, a luscious garlic cheese sauce and a generous topping of cheddar cheese. Roasted carrot and courgette batons give a veggie boost to this taste sensation. It’s great to know that every delicious mouthful will be helping children all around the world.

War Child is an independent, impartial, humanitarian organisation. This amazing charity works in some of the world’s most war-torn and diffcult to reach places, helping children who have been affected by conflict. They deliver vital work across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, including the Ukraine and Palestine, where they help to protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children living in volatile environments. We’re proud to be helping them make a difference to children’s lives around the world.

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The special Chicken Kyiv Pasta Bake dish is available for a limited time only, until the end of the year. Order it now to make your donation and help children all around the world. Check out our menu to see which other dishes are available this month.