Marco's Great British Feast - Netflix
From traditional classics to long forgotten dishes, Marco Pierre White is on a mission to rediscover all that is great about British food. In his hunt for the finest ingredients Marco visits picturesque locations across Britain and meets some colourful characters along the way. It's all part of his bid to create and cook simple delicious recipes for an unforgettable one-off feast.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Marco's Great British Feast - Marco Pierre White - Netflix
Marco Pierre White (born 11 December 1961) is a British chef, restaurateur, and television personality from Leeds. White has been dubbed the first celebrity chef, and the enfant terrible of the UK restaurant scene. He was called the godfather of modern cooking by Australian MasterChef (Season 4, Episode 53). White was the youngest chef ever to have been awarded three Michelin stars. He has trained notable chefs such as Mario Batali, Gordon Ramsay, Curtis Stone and Shannon Bennett.
Marco's Great British Feast - Retirement - Netflix
White announced his retirement from the kitchen in 1999 and cooked his final meal for a paying customer on 23 December at the Oak Room. He also returned all his Michelin Stars. After his retirement, he became a restaurateur. Together with Jimmy Lahoud, he set up White Star Line Ltd, which they operated together for several years before ending their partnership in 2007. In 2008, White opened the MPW Steak & Alehouse with James Robertson in the Square Mile in London. As co-owners, since 2010 they have also operated the Kings Road Steakhouse & Grill in Chelsea. James Robertson had worked for White as a maître d'hôtel, between 1999 and 2003. Since May 2016 the two restaurants have become the London Steakhouse Co, a successful partnership and are, as of June 2018, the only restaurants worldwide in which White is a major shareholder. “Marco Pierre White - Steakhouse Bar & Grill” and “Marco's New York Italian by Marco Pierre White” are franchised brands operated by third parties which have outlets in various hotels throughout the UK. White had a stake in the Yew Tree Inn, a 17th-century dining pub near Highclere in Hampshire, although following an acrimonious falling out with his business partners the pub was sold. This was the setting for much of “Marco's Great British Feast,” screened on ITV in the summer of 2008. In January 2009, it was reported that White was to charge £5 for a pint of real ale at the venue, making the Yew Tree “one of the most expensive places to drink British real ale in the country”. White was quoted saying “Most pubs undercharge. You're not just paying for beer, you're paying for the place you drink it in and the people who serve it.” White has published several books, including an influential cookbook White Heat, an autobiography called White Slave (entitled The Devil in the Kitchen in North America and in the paperback version), and Wild Food from Land and Sea.
Marco's Great British Feast - References - Netflix