Last week was the North East heat at Great British Menu 2011 and I was excited to see a very innovative and creative chef in Stephanie Moon. I was really hoping that she was going through but it was her rival who took the heat home. When cooking for the judges, the voting was 2-1 in favour of Andrew Pern who will go through to the finals. The judges felt Andrew’s menu embraced the concept of sharing food better and was more visually appealing – however Stephanie was commended for her innovative cooking and presentation.
His menu was Salmagundi (a sharing plate of local produce), Sea Fish Soup, main course was a “deconstructed suckling pig” – a complex dish with consisting of miniature pork pies, black pudding scotch eggs, sticky ribs and a loin stuffed with lemon and herbs and dessert was a celebration of Yorkshire Rhubarb.
Nevertheless, if you haven't seen the dessert show - watch it below. Stephanie's Yorkshire Mess is delightful.