On Wednesday last, I was invited to Rudding Park, Harrogate to watch the Great British Menu featuring our own Stephanie Moon in the hotels luxurious mini cinema and then Stephanie’s own Great British Menu was served in the Board room upstairs at Rudding Park.
We took our Nyetimber into the Cinema and popcorn in union flag cups was served before we watched The Great British Menu, the Haymakers Nidderdale Lamb episode! A running commentary of oohs and awes from Stephanie as she heard Nigel Haworth’s behind the scene comments to all the dishes.
We retired to the board room for The Great British Menu…
STICKY PIGEON BREAST
forager’s relish, hedgerow and beetroot crisps
HOT OAK SMOKED KILNSEY TROUT
golden tea cream, Daleside scraps
Saint Veran, En Creches 2009
HAYMAKER’S TWICE BAKED NIDDERDALE LAMB
bluemin white potatoes, spring greens, gravy
Chateauneuf du Pape, Vieux Terron 2007
A truly memorable feast for the eyes and the palate, explained with finesse and pride by Stephanie in the wonderful surroundings of Rudding Park, I was humbled to be one of the few to sample these delights….
You can catch up with The Great British Menu on Saturday night on BBC2 or watch the Judges Episode here.
BBC2 Great British Menu is this year 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. The People’s Banquest will be part of a wider street party in Leadenhall Market, London 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 chef’s dishes for street parties in their own neighbourhoods.
You can download Stephanie Moon’s recipes here:- (links to follow)
- Sticky Pigeon Breast
- Hot Oak Smoked Kilnsey Trout
- Haymaker’s Twice Baked Nidderdale Lamb
- Bluemin White Potatoes
- Yorkshire Mess