Congratulations are due to the team at Menu Gordon Jones, who have been shortlisted in the ‘Creativity and Innovation’ category for the illustrious Trencherman’s Guide Awards 2015, alongside fellow highly-acclaimed nominees Wild Garlic (Nailsworth) and Paul Ainsworth No 6 (Padstow). Does The Pig believe that Gordon will grab the gong? Yes indeed!
From his tiny open kitchen in the unlikely location of a tiny former caff at the top of the Wellsway, Bath’s most charismatic superchef has spearheaded his own food revolution, putting novelty, adventure, drama, a soupcon of rebellion and a healthy dose of personality firmly back on local eating out menu options that were in serious danger of becoming seriously ho-hum. If you’ve never sampled the multifarious delights of eating out Gordon-style (a you-get-what-you’re-given “menu” served in intimate, laid-back, no-frills surroundings), his forthcoming Great Bath Feast Banquet experience (Tuesday 28 October-Saturday 1 November) is the way forward: meet Gordon, mingle with your fellow diners and prepare to be thoroughly enthralled by an array of imaginative, playful, technically-challenging dishes that you’re unlikely to have ever encountered before…and probably won’t again, even if you were lucky enough to eat at MGJ every night for the year ahead.