MARCO PIERRE WHITE TO [email protected]_Birmingham

MARCO PIERRE WHITE TO ATTEND

LUNCH AND EVENING Q&A AT THE CUBE

Fans of Marco Pierre White can meet the great man himself as he makes one of his regular visits to The Cube in Birmingham. 

Regarded by many as the greatest UK chef of all time, White will be popping into his Steakhouse Bar & Grill at lunch time and then onto Canalside in the evening for a Q&A session on Monday 19 August where he’ll meet and greet diners, sign copies of his books and talk about the new brand-new steakhouse menu, which he personally devised.

Alan Tracey, restaurant general manager said: “It’s fantastic when Marco comes to visit. Our customers love meeting him and it’s great for staff morale as well. Marco has a lot of charisma and is wonderful with the public so we’re really looking forward to welcoming him back.

“There’s always a real buzz of excitement when he visits, and he’s always interested to know how his menus have been received by diners. People don’t realise how hands-on and involved he is and are often surprised to see how much he cares about making sure the menu and restaurant is spot on.

“The new steakhouse menu includes a host of exciting new dishes that pays homage to the culinary giant’s ethos of ‘affordable glamour’.”

While steak remains at its heart, some intriguing twists on existing dishes have been included and there are also more vegan and vegetarian options which caters for the rise in people turning to vegetable and dairy-free based diets.

On the hors d’oeuvres selection one of the new additions is a delicious charcuterie called Perinelli and Mr White’s English Cured Meats and follows a chance meeting between White and Giuseppe Perinelli, who runs his own meat curing business in Penge, South London.

Two new soups have been added to the hors d’oeuvres section including the appetising Governor’s French Onion Soup and a Cream of Butternut Squash.

Those who fancy something a little lighter can choose between two new salads including the Lofthouse Farm Salad which includes Wiltshire ham, eggs and Gruyere cheese or the Belgian Endive and Blue Monday Salad which includes a fresh poached pear, candied walnuts and merlot vinaigrette.

Of course, steak remains the star, with the menu maintaining a sumptuous selection of sirloin, ribeye and fillet, all supplied by Royal Warrant butcher Campbell Brothers.

Three eye-catching signature fillets have been added including the Fillet of Beef a la Forestiere, Fillet of Beef a l’escargot and Fillet of Beef au poivre while a beautiful Grilled Delmonico Steak – which derives its name from Delmonico’s restaurant in New York City – has been added and is perfect for those looking to share.

Accompanying the steaks are a new selection of five delicious ‘toppings’ such as the Fried Double Yolk Eggs Holstein and Bordelaise Butter and are regarded by the gastronomy heavyweight as being the ideal accompaniment to the 28-day aged meat.

Burger fans won’t be disappointed with the introduction of The Banksy B.L.T, The Keith Floyd Bristol and The John Lennon while new catches on the fish board include Fried Fillet of Cod and Grilled Swordfish Steak a la Nicoise.

Two new dishes have been added to the vegetarian and vegan selection including a Gnocchi in fresh tomato sauce and Grilled Aubergine a la niçoise.

Alan added: “The new steakhouse menu reflects everything that’s wonderful and exciting about Marco’s food philosophy, with special dishes to suit every palate and budget. Top quality steaks sit alongside a varied range of plates inspired by the best of British and French cooking.

“The menu has been designed to complement the vibrant atmosphere in the restaurant, meaning our guests can feel inspired by the choice of food on offer and enjoy their dining experience at the same time. As with other Marco visits, we’re expecting this to sell out, so anyone interested should get in touch soon.”

To book please call 0121 616 6815 or email [email protected]. Cost is £25 per person for lunch (12noon to 3pm) and includes a three-course meal and signed book. Cost for the evening (7pm to 11pm) is £30 per person or £250 for a table of 10 and includes a three-course meal and signed book.

For more information please visit https://www.mpwrestaurants.co.uk/our-brands/steakhouse-bar-and-grill/birmingham/