The BBC’s Great British Menu has begun and Henley restaurant chefs Ryan and Liam Simpson-Trotman are the first ever married couple and chef duo to appear on the BBC2 show – they will soon hit screen, creating dishes to express the ultimate thank you to NHS heros in tribute to its 70th anniversary.
The plan to thank NHS staff in their own way by offering a complimentary glass of Champagne and 10 per cent off the bill of anyone presenting a valid NHS ID during October and November 2018.
From Monday September 3 Ryan will take on the Central England title and from Monday September 24, Liam will compete for the North West of England – both in the hope of going through to the final.
Ryan and Liam aim to serve top quality food with a major focus on sustainability. three quarters of their fruit and vegetables are grown on their own small holding. They source as locally as possible and they are passionate beekeepers, producing honey for the restaurant, Orwells Restaurant on Shiplake Row, Binfield Heath, Henley on Thames.
Great British Menu challenges 24 of the nation’s top chefs to create exceptional dishes to be prescribed at this year’s banquet, held in the beautiful Great Hall of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Britain’s oldest working hospital. Their creations must give the ultimate thank you to NHS heroes from around the country, with tastes unlike anything they’ve experienced before – even in the finest of restaurants.