Here’s a round up of the chefs who will need to make gastronomy that also puts a smile on the judges’ faces. Tom Aikens who won the London and South East round; Michael Smith will be representing Scotland; Aiden Byrne was the victor for the North West; Colin McGurran is representing the North East; Peter Sanchez-Iglesias won the South West round, Raymond McArdle is representing Northern Ireland; Daniel Clifford once again represents the Central region and Richard Davies who will be flying the flag for Wales.
In Monday’s show the finalists prepare their starters, to be tasted and scored by the Great British Menu judges and actress Patricia Hodge (better known as Miranda’s mum!) However, there will be a new twist in the competition which may affect which starters are left in contention for the banquet.
On Tuesday, the remaining finalists cook their fish dishes, which will be tasted and scored by the Great British Menu judges and impressionist Ronni Ancona.
With another twist new dishes are introduced to the contest for Comic Relief.
On Wednesday, the chosen finalists will prepare their main courses, with comedien Ade Edmondson tasting and scoring alongside the other Great British Menu judges. We should expect the unexpected as a further surprise is delivered to the remaining contestants.