This week in Great British Menu episode 8 2017, it is the south west heats as two ambitious newcomers, Tom Brown and Andy Clatworthy, take on returning chef Dominic Chapman. Today it is the main course. With a refined summer barbecue going up against a traditional Cornish speciality and a historic Wimbledon-related recipe, who will come out on top?
Andy Clatworthy is using his passion for historical cooking to reinvent a dish that was served at an early Lawn Tennis Association banquet. Dom is going all out with a lavish summer barbecue, but with five side dishes and three different cuts of meat, has he given himself too much to do? The veteran chef worries that Tom’s take on the traditional Cornish dish ‘under roast’ might be too wintry for a taste of summer banquet.
This year on Great British Menu, the ultimate professional cooking competition, 24 of Britain’s top chefs are competing for the chance to cook at a prestigious Taste of Summer banquet celebrating 140 years of the iconic Wimbledon Championships. The chefs have been challenged to create outstanding dishes that capture a ‘taste of summer’. Their menus must reflect the tastes, smells and colours of everybody’s favourite time of year and pay tribute to the incredible history and prestige of the tournament.