After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Burnt Truffle has finally opened its doors. Janie Manzoori-Stamford speaks to Gary Usher about the pressures of opening restaurant number two
The Caterer's interview with Gary Usher was rather appropriately arranged via direct message on Twitter, arguably the chef's favourite method of communication. Dates were negotiated, train tickets from London to Chester were booked and Usher offered to cook for me ahead of our chat.
The interview that followed lasted more than an hour and a half, but it was only as the conversation drew to a close that he thought to ask what it was all for.
Had it really not occurred to Usher that the hotly anticipated opening of his crowdfunded second restaurant Burnt Truffle might be the perfect excuse for a catch-up? Genuinely not, it would seem.