Celebrity Chef Mull’s over an Island’s Food Heritage

By | Aug 1, 2011


Horst Lichter , a German TV celebrity chef, believes it is possible to encapsulate the spirit of a place by its food. Lichter, renowned for his trademark droopy moustache is the star of German television’s Kitchen Wars, was visiting the island of Mull as part of a television production on European food.

In preparation for his filming on Mull he asked local restaurant proprietor Jo Currie to prepare a list of the island’s best ingredients. Jo together with her husband Dave runs ‘Highland Cottage‘ a restaurant with rooms on Mull in Tobermory. She listed fish and lobster from the town’s harbour, Glengorm Castle estate beef, local cheese and other food and drink for which Mull is rightly famous.

Having sourced the food Lichter handed his purchases back to Jo, who cooked and served a four course dinner for him, the TV crew, the food suppliers, and clan chieftain, Sir Lachlan Maclean who lives at Duart Castle on the island.

Jo, who received a Senior Chef Fellowship at the 2011 Scottish Hotel of the Year Awards, said: “There’s so much magnificent produce on Mull that it was very difficult to choose the best ingredients for Horst that are characteristic of the island. I had to leave out a lot of lovely ingredients we use at Highland Cottage every day. However, this really was a meal to savour and I enjoyed cooking for such special guests.”

Horst Lichter’s programme on Mull will be shown on ZDF telvision later in the year.

Hopefully we will be able to post the web link so that we can all view the results.

http://www.horst-lichter.de

http://www.highlandcottage.co.uk

http://www.madeonmull.co.uk – short cut for shopping trip to Mull.

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