THE 2016 Masterchef winner Jane Devonshire cooked up a veritable feast for 50 guests at the Long Barn in Alresford.

The exclusive dinner was hosted by BBC South Today presenter, Sally Taylor, who is also chairman of the Development Board of Breast Cancer Haven, Wessex, which is part of a national charity which provides specialist support to anyone affected by breast cancer. Almost £7,000 was raised on the night with almost every ingredient and beverage donated and all waiting staff served as volunteers to ensure every penny went to Breast Cancer Haven, Wessex.

Sally Taylor, a breast cancer survivor herself, said: “What a superb night! And I’m so grateful to Jane Devonshire for the fantastic food she produced at Long Barn. Thank you to everyone who supported us and made the evening so special as well as raising vital money for Breast Cancer Haven.”

Jane Devonshire said: “Breast Cancer Haven is a charity so close to my heart, as I have used the services they offer on my own cancer journey. It was a real privilege to work with them for this amazing event.”

It was the perfect summer’s evening and guests were treated to Peach Bellinis on the terrace served by local mixologist, Nick from ‘In the Mix’ and then sat down in the beautifully decorated Long Barn with flower arrangements donated by Sarah Barrett from The Flowerfield. The four-course meal included local trout and wasabi, local lamb cooked two ways and cheese donated by local cheese companies.

A raffle gave guests the chance to win prizes from Limewood Hotel, Moda Rosa, Miele, Dualit, Snow Finel and even a chocolate making course from a former head pastry chef at The Ritz.