Behind-the-scenes documentary series following chefs Simon Rogan and Aiden Byrne as they both open fine dining restaurants, just a few hundred yards from each other in Manchester.
Behind-the-scenes documentary series following two of Britain's best chefs, Simon Rogan and Aiden Byrne, as they both try to open fine dining restaurants, just a few hundred yards from each other in Manchester, a city that has always resisted Michelin-style food.
In this episode, Simon Rogan, one of the UK's most revered chefs and famed for his two-Michelin-starred restaurant L'Enclume, takes over at The French restaurant, housed in Manchester's historic Midland Hotel. This is Rogan's first foray in to a permanent city restaurant, but the news of his arrival and elaborate ten-course tasting menu is met with resistance by the staff and customers.
Meanwhile, across the city in a tiny development kitchen, Aiden Byrne puts the finishing touches to a menu that he hopes will put him back in to the arena of fine dining since winning a Michelin star nearly twenty years ago. First he must impress his backer who has spent three million pounds creating Manchester House, the restaurant that Aiden is set to helm.
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