Let the battle to open Manchester’s newest fine-dining hot spot commence.
This 3 part documentary series follows the story of two of Britain’s top chefs as they both open fine dining restaurants at the same time… just 200 yards from one another.
Filmed over a year in 2013, Simon Rogan and Aiden Byrne opened their kitchens and restaurants to give a rare insight in to what it takes to build, open and run a restaurant at the very top level. Both chefs have received the industry’s highest accolade of Michelin stars – one was the youngest chef ever to have been awarded a Michelin star at 21, the other runs a kitchen that has recently been awarded as the Good Food Guide’s best restaurant -but now an entirely different challenge is being served.
Explore the secret world of menu conception, the intricacies of design and build, the diffi-culties of staffing and training and the passion and pain of culinary genius. At the heart of the story are two men whose love and skill for cooking is what drives them against the colossal risk of opening a world-class restaurant in the middle of a recession.
In one of the UK’s most exciting cities, with two of the food scene’s biggest personalities and a very particular public - the battle for Manchester begins… Whose side are you on?... Read more.