There's a new cookery programme starting and this one's a little bit different from the usual.
Hidden Kitchens, presented by Michel Roux Jr and Freddy Bird - executive chef of the Lido in Bristol - starts tonight (Wednesday 8th March at 8pm). They are on a quest to find the best and most unusual of the UK’s unknown places to eat. The first episode takes us down to the South-west where Michel meets James Whetlor from Cabrito Goat Meat and chef Matt Gillan (who has just opened Red Roaster in Brighton) to cook kid on the fire.
Hidden Kitchens explores a very different type of restaurant that is burgeoning in the UK. In a bid to step away from the London-centric food scene, Michel and Freddy are meeting passionate cooks and chefs who are setting up kitchens in remote or secretive locations, which allow them - or force - them to be extremely inventive in their cooking, which creating a unique experience for diners wily enough to seek them out. These cooks are succeeding against the odds despite isolation and a lack of running water, to draw people in to their quirky spots. Ranging from people who have built roads to get supplies in, to the Colombian couple who use a double decker bus as their moveable restaurant, to an old four-seater ski lift which is being used to serve up food.
As well as visiting an array of up and running restaurants, each episode will follow one new restaurant from build to opening night showcasing the hard work and ingenious ideas that go into making these unusual restaurants work.