Tom Kerridge, the two Michelin starred pub restaurateur and successful TV chef, joined forces with local chefs Glynn Purnell and David Colcombe to create a special dinner in Birmingham, further enhancing the growing culinary reputation within the city.
Hosted at Opus, in Cornwall Street, Kerridge, who has recently experienced success with his book and television series Proper Pub Food, served guests a warm pork pie starter and half-roasted chicken main – favourites at his famed Buckinghamshire pub, the Hand & Flowers.
Mr Purnell said: “Birmingham is buzzing right now. With a thriving food scene, people across the UK and indeed globally are taking notice of what we are producing. The city has embraced its new found confidence and we are finally in a position to host collaborative dinners of this nature with well-known chefs.”
Mr Colcombe, who is also a visiting professor of culinary arts at University College Birmingham, said: “We can now have complete trust in each other that people like Tom can walk in to our kitchens and have everything they need. Our kitchens are now full of local young talent that can prepare food to the level of somebody like Tom.”