Lee's Great British Menu As seen on series 14 of Great British Menu 2019
This year's season of Great British Menu marks fifty years since The Beatles' last performed live, which was required to be reflected by the competing chefs in each of their four dishes.
Our Head Chef Lee Smith, competed in the South West region and has an intriguing menu to celebrate 50 years of British pop music.
As seen on TV, Lee's winning menu will be available to enjoy in the restaurant for dinner from Wednesday the 1st of May.
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Lee's Great British Menu
BEETS OF THE SIXTIES
beetroot, golden beetroot, candy beetroot, pistachios, beetroot sorbet, smoked cream cheese, edible flowers, rocket pesto
WINE: Pouilly-Fume, Andre Dezat & Fils, Loire, France
Inspiration for the dish was the decade of the 60s and the start of the Brit musical movement. Moving out of the shadows of the war, Britain became alive putting itself on the world stage once again, exporting its music and other aspects of culture across the Atlantic. The Beatles and The Rolling Stones led the way. The beetroots and flowers in this dish will portray the colours and vibes of the 60s.
THE BRIT AWARDS: A WHITER SHADE OF PALE
turbot, turnip tagliatelle, turnip and Champagne sauce, caviar
WINE: Devaux Cuvee D Brut, Bar-Sur-Seine, France NV
This dish pays credit to the BRIT Awards, one of the most significant annual music awards that acknowledges all areas of the British music scene, reflecting British popular culture. First held in 1977, the joint winners of the Best British Pop Single were “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen as well as “A Whiter Shade of Pale” by Procol Harum. This all-white dish reflects the calmness and cleanliness of the song and celebrates the start of the BRIT Awards.
WELCOME TO THE NINETIES. BUT WHY ALL THE BEEF?
sirloin, hispi cabbage, bone marrow jam, remoulade, celeriac crumble, beef sauce, truffle
WINE: Pinot Noir, Ata Rangi, New Zealand
The name of the dish is a play on words with the rivalry between Oasis and Blur, two bands at the forefront of the Britpop movement in the 90s, when I first started buying CDs and tapes. This was my style of music and I still listen to it today. The 90s’ Britpop emphasised “Britishness,” starting with the hugely successful bands like Oasis and Blur, moving on to the late 90s with bands like the Spice Girls and Take That which went on to sell millions of singles and albums. I used all British produce for this dish with strong flavours and hope to present the dish in a loud way.
STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
compressed and fresh strawberries, basil and lime sorbet, strawberry sheets, flowers, strawberry bavarois, yoghurt
COCKTAIL: Basil Bash - strawberry, lime, basil, rum, sugar syrup
This dish is a tribute to the Beatles. The biggest band ever, not only in Britain but on a worldwide scale. The Beatles also gave so much inspiration to future artists and bands like Paul Weller, Kasabian and Oasis. The link to this dish is the song “Strawberry Fields Forever”.
A NOTE FROM LEE:
The overall inspiration for the menu came from a mixture of things. Some were memories from growing up and others were looking at recognising what people have achieved or institutes which acknowledge and support the growth of the British music scene.
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