A tasty victory for Dan McGeorge
Chef and competitor Dan McGeorge won best dish of the series while honouring Guide Dogs’ history on BBC Two’s Great British Menu.
With ‘British Innovation and Invention’ as this series' theme, Dan decided to make his dessert dish in honour of our founders, Muriel Crooke and Rosamond Bond, as he was born and raised in Liverpool — where the UK’s first guide dogs were trained.
Dan’s dish, called ‘Give A Dog A Bone’, was a gorgeous-looking chocolate mousse bone served with two forms of innovative miso caramel, as well as honeycomb, yuzo gel and ‘chocolate soil’. It was served to the four judges on wooden boards with the first guide dogs’ names engraved on them: Meta, Folly, Judy and Flash.
It turns out it tasted as good as it looked; not only was the dessert chosen to go through to the show’s final banquet, but it was also voted the best dish of the series in the last episode, making Dan the ‘Champion of Champions’.
Judge Rachel Khoo called the inspiration for the dish “a beautiful story that was so well incorporated into the dessert”.
Among the 70 guests that attended the final banquet was guide dog owner Colin Adamson with his guide dog Diamond, and North West CAS Operations Manager, Sally McCoy.
Earlier in the series, Dan visited the training school in Atherton, near Manchester, to meet Sally, learn more about our charity and see guide dog in training, Dove, in action.
Sally talked about Guide Dogs’ roots in Wallasey, near Liverpool, that started 90 years ago, and how Muriel Crooke and Rosamond Bond had been inspired to start training dogs for people with sight loss, while Dove guided Dan expertly around an obstacle course.
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