Michelin-star Lympstone Manor featured on Master Chef

PUBLISHED: 10:33 13 December 2018 | UPDATED: 12:37 13 December 2018

Michael Caines. Picture: Terry Ife

Michael Caines. Picture: Terry Ife

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A Michelin-star country house hotel and restaurant in Lympstone was featured on a televised cooking contest this week.

Lympstone Manor.Lympstone Manor.

Michael Caines’ Lympstone Manor played host to three of the six semi-finalists in the Master Chef: The Professionals competition which aired on BBC Two on Wednesday (December 12) night.

The renowned chef, who is set to open a new restaurant on Exmouth seafront in 2020, set the three prospective finalists tasks over the course of two days at Lympstone Manor.

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On day one, each of the competitors had to recreate Michael’s signature dish– A lobster fricassee with lobster bisque and summer vegetables and herbs – in the Lympstone Manor kitchen.

On day two, all three had to take part in a lunch service at the Michelin-star restaurant.

Luke, from Hampsire, was in charge of a quail mousse raviolo on a celeriac fondant topped with a quail egg.

Oli, from Lancashire, had to prepare a Chinese five-spice duck main course.

Matthew, from Berkshire, was in charge of a braised brill dish with mussels and summer vegetables.

The episode will be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer until Friday, January 11.

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