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New International

Three new restaurant ideas battle for a life-changing investment - a Nordic concept, a New-Spanish supper club and a Quebec diner.

Amongst those pitching are married couple Jonas Lorentzen, 34, and Naina Gupta, 32, who want to bring Michelin-style Nordic cuisine to the UK. With MATR they host pop-ups throughout the year serving dishes such as carrot sauteed for 1.5 hours in aromatic flowers and Viking-style herbal buttermilk, with fresh cheese, grilled salsify and smoked bacon. Their vision is centred around a Viking dining hall, or Hof, which they intend to build from scratch and they are after £970,000 to do it.

Going up against them are three industry friends, Jamie Duffield, 32, Dave Bone, 36, and Anthony Power, 46, whose restaurant idea is inspired by the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage through Portugal and Spain. Jamie walked part of the pilgrimage and came up with the idea of new Spanish cuisine based around the regional food and produce of Castile y Leon. Having run two successful pop-ups, the trio have given up their full-time jobs in a bid to get Pilgrim off the ground, with signature dishes such as salt-baked king scallop, mushroom and sherry consommé, trompettes and samphire served with a glass of Xeco Fino sherry. Pilgrim is seeking £400,000 to open as a new Spanish restaurant and bar.

Finally, a French-Canadian diner, specialising in poutine - crispy skin-on fries, Quebec-style cheese curds and a rich veal or mushroom gravy. Married couple Graham Gartside Bernier, 40, and Vincent Bernier, 40, are seeking £200,000 for The Blue Caribou Canteen. They came up with the idea after frequent travels to Quebec, where poutine is widely available, and where Vincent grew up. The Blue Caribou Canteen has traded for two years, mainly at markets in Liverpool and Manchester. Now the couple want to take this French-Canadian speciality to the high street and compete in the popular lunchtime market against dishes like burritos.

Each of the three ideas pitches to a panel of four investors, all keen to back the next hit international cuisine on the high street - Jamie Barber, Atul Kochhar, Matt Farrell and Darrel Connell.

59 minutes



Role Contributor
Presenter Fred Sirieix
On-line editing Nick King
Colourist Nick Adams
Sound Mixer Liam Milner
Graphic Designer Dan Hoare
Camera Assistant Tom Askew
Camera Assistant Rhys Plume
Camera Assistant Dan Henderson
Camera Operator John Ryan
Camera Operator Arron Bowen
Camera Operator Chris Stephens
Director of photography Jon Kassell
Director of photography Tristam Cones
Director of photography Olly Wiggins
Sound Glen Gooden
Sound Fabio Santucci
Sound Monica Gonzalez
Sound Doug Martin
Sound Supervisor Sam Mathewson
Lighting Toby Phillpott
Lighting Matt Chalk
Lighting Ian Cook
Lighting Ian Dolan
Lighting Damien Ramsey
Lighting Paul Tait
Lighting Paul Tibbles
Lighting Director James Tinsley
Art Director Joe Mccann
Makeup Artist Megan Skinner
Makeup Artist Andrew Suleman
Makeup Artist Nadia Harrison
Researcher Charlotte Booth-Hulme
Casting Rhia Douty
Casting Sam Wilton
Casting Glyn Harrison
Casting Nicola Copley
Assistant Producer Laura Neal
Assistant Floor Manager Simon Pinkus
Production Secretary Heather Wake
Production Coordinator Heather Torrance
Production Coordinator Jess Abrahams
Producer Aoife Carey
Director Aoife Carey
Producer Tom Reeves
Director Tom Reeves
Producer Oliver Barber
Director Oliver Barber
Producer Alex Reynolds
Director Alex Reynolds
Editor Pete Benn
Producer Sam Roubicek
Producer Sharon Tucker
Casting Mel Walden
Director Adam Jarmain
Executive Producer Meredith Chambers
Series Editor Mark Leslie
Production Company Electric Ray
Editor Miles Green


  • Tue 22 Jan 2019 20:00
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