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BBC MasterChef Experience at L’Ortolan

Take an incredible two hour morning cookery masterclass journey with our sous Chef, Gareth.

BBC MasterChef Inspired Michelin Star Experience L’Ortolan Berkshire

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It was a proud moment for us here at L’Ortolan to first see Gareth, our talented sous chef on the big screen, and with something as highly regarded as BBC’s MasterChef: The Professionals, we were all on tenterhooks watching his TV debut.

With incredible comments from his first dish, right through to his last in in the semi-finals, we knew we needed to share some of his inspired creations with our friends of L’Ortolan.

Experience the mouth-watering flavour sensations of our very own MasterChef: The Professionals contestant, Gareth Howarth

An Exclusive MasterChef Inspired Dish Restaurant Reading

Inspired by his experience on MasterChef: The Professionals, enjoy Gareth’s mouth-watering flavours and stunning food combinations.

Torched halibut, braised gem, beurre blanc

Choose this stunning dish when dining with us for just £10 supplement.

A Masterclass with MasterChef Restaurant Berkshire

Take an incredible two hour morning cookery masterclass journey with our sous Chef, Gareth.

Followed by canapés and a glass of sparkling wine, a three course lunch, coffee and petit fours.

Gregg Wallace :‘I think your presentation is extraordinary, I think your flavours are extraordinary, and I absolutely love that. All those flavours I’m picking up. Sweet, sharp, sour, fruity, Szechuan and lavender. Its lovely, I don’t think I’ve tasted anything quite the same as that. So that has come as a wonderful surprise to me.’

Monica Galetti:‘The cooking of the duck, definitely much better than the first time around. I love the sharpness coming through, with the different fruit, with the peaches. It’s a great first dish. I like a lot of what’s on here.’

Marcus Wareing: ‘You’ve just about kept it on the savoury side enough for me. The peach chutney’s delicious. Your sauce is big and its bold.Gareth, overall, I like the dish. Very tasty, refreshing, risky, but not bad.’


Wednesday to Saturday
First arrival 12 midday to last sitting 1pm

Tuesday to Saturday
First arrival 6.30pm to last sitting 8pm

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