Catering students from Clarendon College were given the chance to quiz the godfather of modern cooking, Marco Pierre White, during his latest visit to Nottingham.
The celebrity chef was making one of his regular trips to his steakhouse bar and grill on Wollaton Street to launch a new menu which has already gone down a storm with the region’s foodies.
Dubbed the original ‘enfant terrible’ Marco couldn’t have been more charming and spent the whole day entertaining guests, chatting about his career and mingling with staff.
The day included a trip to Clarendon College where Marco spent over and hour chatting to the next generation of chefs and cooks providing them with top tips on what it takes to become a leading chef.
Chris Latimer, restaurant manager said: “It’s always great to see Marco. Every time he visits there’s a real buzz of excitement. He has such a presence and proves a real inspiration to both the kitchen and front of house teams.
“It was also fantastic for the students to meet the great man himself. Marco is a great advocate when it comes to the next generation of cooks and chefs and is always prepared to give time to those who are passionate about food.
“Having come from humble beginnings, Marco is passionate about inspiring students and we hope they will be even more motivated to do well in the future – you never know, we may just have in our midst the next Marco Pierre White, right here in Nottingham.”
Serving a variety of Great British cuisine – Marco’s speciality, the food served in the restaurant is simple and unfussy but of the highest quality.
Starters include soft shell crab, chicken and black pudding terraine or crispy herb gnocchi while the mains are just as mouth-watering with pan fried sea bream, belly pork Marco Pollo or 8oz rump steak on the menu.
No visit to a Marco Pierre White restaurant would be complete without one of his famous puddings and with Cambridge burnt cream, dark chocolate tart and banana Eton mess is plenty to tantalise the taste buds.
Located in the same building as Alea, the new restaurant operates independently from the renowned entertainment venue and its lively atmosphere, exquisite food and delicious cocktails creates the perfect venue for any occasion.