Diary: Dining with the stars

The great and the good, as well as a few ad folk, ventured out last week to a gala dinner to support The Journalism Foundation.

Walker Media's Phil Georgiadis
Walker Media's Phil Georgiadis

Mingling with stars including Hugh Grant and Gary Lineker was Walker Media's Phil Georgiadis, who submitted a winning bid for one of the most sought-after auction lots of the evening - dinner cooked at his house by the chef Mark Hix, with Blur's bass player Alex James serving the cheese course. Georgiadis forked out £8,000 for the privilege - money well spent, we'd say, for cuisine that will provide a change from Walker's local curry house, the Gaylord.