An Edinburgh bistro goes head to head with a sumptuous fine dining restaurant in the battle of the two finest local French restaurants.
At La Garrigue in Edinburgh head chef Jean Michel has turned his back on complicated and fussy cuisine, re-creating the unpretentious delicious rustic food of his childhood with passion and precision. This connection to his roots has served Jean Michel well, as the restaurant was recently named the best in Scotland by the prestigious Good Food Guide.
Winteringham Fields, is a French fine dining restaurant less than a mile from the Humber Bridge. Head chef Colin and his wife Becs have spent the last five years ploughing everything they have into the restaurant, hoping to win back the two Michelin stars held by the former owner
As they fight it out to impress Gordon both brigades present some beautiful, classic French dishes, such as rillettes of rabbit, twice baked Roquefort soufflé, ham hock and foie gras terrine, and bream with a saffron and mussel fricassee. Fantastically elaborate dishes include poached John Dory with polenta and langoustine cake, oyster beignet and langoustine sauce, and roasted native lobster risotto with sautéed morels, parmesan tuile, and lobster bisque.Watch now on 4oD
|Tuesday 19 October 2010||Channel 4|
|Tuesday 19 October 2010||9PM||Channel 4|