Great British Menu is back on BBC TWO Daytime at 6.30pm every week day from Monday 4th April.
Watch out for Executive Chef Hywel Jones from The Park restaurant at Lucknam Park’s Hotel & Spa on BBC TWO Daytime’s popular series Great British Menu. Hywel Jones is competing in the Welsh regional heat which transmits from Monday to Friday at 6.30pm on BBC TWO.
This year the theme for the series is cooking for the people. Britain’s best chefs from across the country are vying for a place in the final. The chefs’ challenge: to create awe inspiring food that can be shared at the ultimate street party: The People’s Banquet.
The series is working with The Big Lunch, a Big Lottery funded community street party initiative, run by The Eden Project. Last year the best part of a million people took part in a nationwide one day event that encourages people to cook and eat with their neighbours. Inspired by this, the Great British Menu chefs are battling to create spectacular sharing dishes, platters that will get everyone talking, proving food has the power to bring us all together for the best street party ever.
If Hywel makes it to the final, their dishes will be paraded down the ancient cobbled streets of Leadenhall Market in London to about 100 expectant guests. But first they must get past the Great British Menu judges, Oliver Peyton, Prue Leith and Matthew Fort in the regional final.
Hywel Jones’s Menu for the competition is:
Starter: ‘Cawl ‘ Hywel’ s own version of the traditional Welsh classic
Fish course: Cardigan Bay lobster with Wye Valley asparagus
Main course: Brecon Venison Wellington
Dessert: Rhubarb and strawberry trifle tart
The People’s Banquet will be part of a wider street party in Leadenhall Market where food groups will be serving up delicious street party dishes for people to enjoy. Street party and street food enthusiasts will come along and enjoy the party as well as provide food at the event. The Big Lunch team will help co-ordinate this event.
On Sunday 5th June 2011 Big Lunch street parties will be held all over the country and fans of Great British Menu will be able, if they wish, to cook home-cooked versions of the winning chef’s dishes for street parties in their own neighbourhoods.