Winteringham Fields owner Colin McGurran takes the lead in BBC show The Great Menu
TOP North Lincolnshire chef Colin McGurran has secured a leading spot half way through this year's Great British Menu competition after wowing with his fish course.
Returning champion Winteringham Fields chef and owner Colin McGurran appeared on BBC2 in the North East regional heats last night (Tuesday, February 19).
He said at the start of the episode he was intent on victory and with this in mind cooked a fish dish of salmon, cockles and mussels using Japanese influences.
He received plenty of praise from judge Jason Atherton, who said the dish looked as pretty as a picture.
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Mr Atherton said: "It was a visual spectacular to look at and I would have paid a lot of money to eat this in a restaurant.
"It is a spectacular piece of cookery."
Colin scored 9 points with his dish, putting him in the lead in front of the two other North East chefs.
Mr Atherton said: "If you had nailed the sea water I would have scored the dish 10 out of 10."
Colin continue to battle for a prize of cooking at a comic relief banquet on the Great British Menu again tonight, at 7.30pm on BBC2.