Hi everyone, I hope that you are all having a great week so far! I am bringing you a special post today because I want to wish a friend of mine the warmest congratulations. Matt Worswick, the talented chef at The Lawns Restaurant at Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa, in Wirral, England has revealed that he will be taking part in the new series of the BBC 2 television show Great British Menu. Well done Matt! This is such exciting news because he is a very talented and visionary chef who has a way of pairing wonderful flavour combinations with exquisite techniques, producing some of the finest plates of food ever seen. I had the pleasure of dining at The Lawns a while ago and I still reminisce about the delicious meal which consisted of an exquisite tasting menu followed by a gargantuan selection of wonderful cheese. It may surprise people to think that even now as a seasoned food writer, I am still reluctant to eat some things such as squid and Matt made me enjoy a squid dish more than I ever have before. His talent lies in pairing exquisite ingredients to make truly enjoyable dishes, and the execution and presentation of his food is a credit to him and his team at The Lawns. I am so looking forward to seeing what he will prepare on the show, it will be wonderful to watch him compete and I am sending the best of luck to him for his time on Great British Menu! I thought that this was the perfect time to share some of the dishes I enjoyed at The Lawns with you all again, as it was one of the best meals I have ever been fortunate enough to eat!
Artichoke Ragout with Artichoke Crisps this was the amuse-bouche and it got the meal off to a wonderful start. The artichoke foam was a fun texture and the flavours were so rich with a touch of sweetness.
Red Mullet with Parmesan Gnocchi this was a divine dish and I have never known fish cooked to such flaky and tender perfection. The Parmesan Gnocchi gave it a real warmth and the squid and olive crumb were delightful in both taste and texture.
Seared Scottish scallop with maple glazed chicken wing.
Chicken and ham terrine with swede textures.
Pineapple cheesecake with coconut gel.
Raspberry soufflé with elderflower sorbet and elderflower granola.
With dishes like these, no wonder Matt Worswick has been selected to appear on Great British Menu! What do you all think, which of these dishes would you like to try? As always I can't wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post!
Until next time,