Specially created dishes by Michelin star Brummie chef Glynn Purnell (pictured) will be on the menu at a gala dinner to celebrate the bicentenary of the UK’s oldest regional law society. Purnell’s offerings with a local flavour include ‘A saucy herd on the A38 – GP style’ (corned beef hash croquettes with GP sauce), ‘It ain’t half hot mum, down here at the Triangle’ (Indian spiced lamb, lentil dahl and samosa), and ‘The taste and smell of the fair; not a goldfish or coconut in sight’ (toffee apple and popcorn).

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Purnell: saucy menu

‘Glynn is one of Birmingham’s favourite sons,’ says James Turner, president of Birmingham Law Society: ‘A highly respected chef, TV personality and proud Brummie, we couldn’t think of anyone better to design a special celebratory menu for the gala dinner.’ The dinner, on 4 October, is part of a year-long programme of bicentenary themed events.