Food

Matt Gillan at The Pass

Matt Gillan

At The Pass, 5 Star South Lodge Hotel

Matt Gillan was the winner of Great British Menu for 2015 and his dish Teaching and Preaching went straight through to the banquet without a shortlist, a first in the history of Great British Menu. After receiving straight 10 scores he cooked the main course dish at the banquet celebrating 100 years of the Women’s Institute at Drapers Hall in London.

We got very excited when we’ve heard that he was going to re-produce the winning dish and the whole menu that he prepared for the competition at his restaurant in Horsham.

Snacks

Pork, Dashi Gel, caper mayonnaise, matt gillan at the pass, south lodge hotel, michelin star chef, restaurant recommendations by aunoralurra, horsham, east sussex, england

 

Golden fried pork croquette with dashi gel and caper mayonnaise

There is something so irresistible about the little mouthfuls that are bursting with flavours

 

potato foam, truffle, lime, snacks, matt gillan at the pass, south lodge hotel, michelin star chef, restaurant recommendations by aunoralurra, horsham, east sussex, england

 

Potato foam with truffle and lime, absolutely stunning flavours! It was salty, creamy with a nice crunchy texture that melts in your mouth

Salmon, cucumber and soya

 

salmon, cucumber, soya sauce, snacks, matt gillan at the pass, south lodge hotel, michelin star chef, restaurant recommendations by aunoralurra, horsham, east sussex, england

 

potato foam, truffle, lime, snacks, matt gillan at the pass, south lodge hotel, michelin star chef, restaurant recommendations by aunoralurra, horsham, east sussex, england

 

Now we can start our four course meal…

Sowing and Growing,

Onion, malt, cocoa nib

 

sowing and growing starter, matt gillan at the pass, south lodge hotel, michelin star chef, restaurant recommendations by aunoralurra, horsham, east sussex, england

 

Jamming and Canning

Mackerel, rhubarb, chicken wing

 

jamming and canning, mackerel, rhubarb, chicken wing, matt gillan at the pass, south lodge hotel, michelin star chef, restaurant recommendations by aunoralurra, horsham, east sussex, england

 

Sweet, zingy, crunchy textures and beautiful rich flavour. I don’t know how you can balance mackerel so well with chicken but the chef definitely nailed that one!

Teaching and Preaching

Goat, pineapple, goat’s cheese

 

teaching and preaching, goat, pineapple, goat's cheese, matt gillan at the pass, south lodge hotel, michelin star chef, restaurant recommendations by aunoralurra, horsham, east sussex, england

 

This was the main event since it was the winning dish that took Matt Gillan to the prestigious banquet. What is great about this course it’s not just the excellent way that he handles every cut of the goat but the philosophy behind it.He is promoting and championing an under used animal that otherwise would have been discarded.

Back to Black (and Yellow)

Honey, fennel, yogurt

 

back to black and yellow, honey, fennel, yogurt,matt gillan at the pass, south lodge hotel, michelin star chef, restaurant recommendations by aunoralurra, horsham, east sussex, england

 

… and this is not the end

We had a beautiful box of delicious chocolate to take with us which I as very pleased with because I couldn’t eat anything else!

basil, stout caramel, yuzu and pink peppercorn, champagne and grand marnier, raspberry & chambord

 

chocolate box, basil, stout caramel, yuzu and pink peppercorn, champagne and grand marnier, raspberry & chambord, matt gillan at the pass, south lodge hotel, michelin star chef, restaurant recommendations by aunoralurra, horsham, east sussex, england