It was a proud moment for us here at L’Ortolan to first see Gareth, our talented sous chef on the big screen, and with something as highly regarded as BBC’s MasterChef: The Professionals, we were all on tenterhooks watching his TV debut.
Gregg Wallace: ‘I think your presentation is extraordinary, I think your flavours are extraordinary, and I absolutely love that. All those flavours I’m picking up. Sweet, sharp, sour, fruity, Szechuan and lavender. Its lovely, I don’t think I’ve tasted anything quite the same as that. So that has come as a wonderful surprise to me.’
Monica Galetti: ‘The cooking of the duck, definitely much better than the first time around. I love the sharpness coming through, with the different fruit, with the peaches. It’s a great first dish. I like a lot of what’s on here.’
Marcus Wareing: ‘You’ve just about kept it on the savoury side enough for me. The peach chutney’s delicious. Your sauce is big and its bold.Gareth, overall, I like the dish. Very tasty, refreshing, risky, but not bad.’