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Lorna McNee of Restaurant Andrew Fairlie to serve dessert at Great British Menu banquet

17 May 2019 by
Lorna McNee of Restaurant Andrew Fairlie to serve dessert at Great British Menu banquet

Lorna McNee is the fourth and final chef to be selected to cook at the Great British Menu banquet after judges on the BBC TV programme gave her a perfect score for her tropical-inspired dessert.

After narrowly missing out on getting her dessert to last year's banquet, the sous chef at Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles in Auchterarder, Perthshire, said she was "so, so happy" to finally triumph. She is pictured here with the late Andrew Fairlie.

The winning dessert was served to the judges - Matthew Fort, Oliver Peyton and Andi Oliver and guest Peter Hook, bassist of Joy Division and New Order - to the musical backing of Wham's Club Tropicana.

Oliver described the chocolate-coated dome of coconut mousse, biscuit and lime parfait served with an edible cocktail umbrella of dehydrated pink pineapple and chocolate and a tuile cone of piÁ±a colada sorbet as "spectacular" and would provide the "perfect end to the menu".

The final programme of the 2019 series of Great British Menu will be screened tonight on BBC Two at 8pm.

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