MasterChef Pop-up

Exams are over!  For now at least…

So, to celebrate, Dara and I headed over to the MasterChef pop-up at the Blue Fin Building in Southwark. Over the course of five weeks, 12 MasterChef winners are treating guests to tasting and sharing menus. Now I can’t say I’ve followed MasterChef particularly closely over the years but there were certainly a few recognisable faces amongst the bustling crowd of diners.

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Friday night’s chefs were Tom Whitaker, Sara Danesin Medio and Tim Anderson.

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We were considerably early for our reservation, so were ushered towards the terrace bar and treated to some of the best views I’ve had of the London skyline.

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As darkness fell and hanger ensued (hunger-related anger) we finally sat down to our tasting menu.

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Tom’s starter of rabbit with radishes and mustard was a little disappointing but soon to be redeemed by his main course…

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Poached atlantic char with scallops and mussels (one very generous mussel to be precise).

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Tim’s cola-braised pork belly was oink-ment for the soul 😉  Matched with dashi foam, squash and fennel. The popcorn crackling was a sweet addition to the dish.

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And finally…the s’more mille feuille with campfire sorbet (AKA tea-flavoured sorbet)…

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…and Sara’s mango mousse with passion fruit and candied black olive.

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We concluded that Sara was our overall winner but Tim’s pork belly stole our hearts (/stomachs).  Thank you Sara, Tom and Tim for such a special night of feasting!

1 Comment

  1. janice mateer
    September 14, 2014 / 10:31 am

    Looks fabulous. Stunning views of London. X

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