Chris documented the Chef Mark Greenaway – Great British Menu Launch – back in 2012
In the intervening period No 12 Picardy Place has been re branded as Twelve a gorgeous boutique hotel with an adjoining restaurant Steak. Chef Mark Greenaway has moved to a new base at 67 North Castle Street, Edinburgh Restaurant Mark Greenaway.
Fifty friends gathered to watch the first Episode of the epic Great British Menu with Mark Greenaway from his restaurant at Twelve Picardy Place, Edinburgh. He’s the only Scottish based chef on the programme and chose to celebrate his success with a glass of champagne with foodies, bloggers and close associates. I was honoured to be invited along and to provide exclusive professional photographs of the event.
Just before the programme launched, Mark’s dedicated team skilfully delivered his starter to the assembled guests, much to their delight. Everyone was able to try and to analyse his dish during the programme. Using sea buckthorn is always a controversial ingredient. Along with the hot apple jelly, the cold jelly with a hint of tarragon, we assessed it against the cold braised pork cheek which was wrapped in a carpaccio of beetroot. The whole dish was beautifully balanced.
The starter was packed with modern elements. I, along with the assembled guests thought the sea buckthorn was an inspirational idea set against the beautifully cooked humble piece of pork cheek.The tartness of the shallots and the berries cut through the meat and, to my mind, elevated it to a new height.
The assembled guests were asked to write their comments and thoughts on the dish. A close confidant told me they rated it, “Wow, you deserved the full 10/10!”
Cooking at the banquet would be, for Mark, have been one of the milestones of his career. Perhaps 2013 will be his year …
Chefs appearing in the Scottish edition of Great British Menu 2013 also include Micheal Smith The 3 Chimneys, Skye who can be found on twitter @KiltKuisine
and Tony Singh who can be found on twitter @McTSingh
Chris covers all aspects of photography, his portfolio is strong and varied, feel free to check out his website to view his full portfolio Chris MacKenzie Photography One of his key passions is food related photography including, the food, which is always the star of the show. Chris has a strong awareness of branding. His work is regularly commended. Recently Chris became a member of Scotland Food and Drink
You can find Chris on Twitter at @chris_mackenzie where he currently very excited about being part of the Scottish Food Scene and