Chefs Stephen Terry, Jason Atherton and Glynn Purnell will cook for Heston Blumenthal and a host of top chefs from around world at the Gherkin in London next month after their dishes were voted the best by viewers of The Great British Menu.
Atherton who works as Executive Chef at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant Maze, and the winner of the London and South-East region, will cook the starter – Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato with Croque Monsieur and the main course – Dexter Beef Fillet, Ox Cheek, Smoked Potato Pur?e and Marrow Bone at the event in June.
Stephen Terry (pictured) who owns the Hardwick Restaurant in Abergavenny, Wales, will cook the fish course – Organic Salmon and Smoked Salmon with Crab Fritters and Cockle “Popcorn”, while Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell, the winner for the Central heat, will prepare a dessert of Marinated Strawberries with Tarragon and Black Pepper Honeycomb with Burnt English Cream Surprise.
The second series of the BBC TV show saw judges Oliver Peyton, Prue Leith and Matthew Fort choose one chef from each of seven regions to go through to the final.
Each of the 14 chefs in the competition had to source the best ingredients from their local area and create a starter, a fish course, a meat course and a dessert that they believed epitomised the very best of contemporary, cutting edge British cooking.
Viewers were asked to vote for a starter, fish course, main course and dessert from the dishes presented by the seven finalists.
The finalists were:
Central: Glynn Purnell
Wales: Stephen Terry
North: Nigel Haworth
Scotland: Tom Kitchin
Northern Ireland: Danny Millar
South-west: Chris Horridge
London and the South-east: Jason Atherton