At long last, the video is now live!
I'm a bit gutted they only announced who ranked first (because I was miraculously placed 2nd, haha).
You can find my recipe here and Amanda's morning tips here.
I can only describe the new menu as indulgent comfort food - if you're counting calories this isn't for you.
My favourite dish of the evening was the new smoked bruschetta. Containing basil leaves deep fried in balsamic vinegar and smoked Maldon sea salt flaked over heritage tomatoes, I was really surprised by the quality of the ingredients.
I also enjoyed the sticky barbequed pork belly smothered in a Jack Daniel’s® glaze, the meat melted in your mouth whilst the coleslaw gave a fresh, crips finish to every bite.
I usually hate eating meat off the bone, however the Bucket of Bones Russell ordered was a juicy, laid-back dish that is great to share (if you can get a look in). It contains tender slow cooked pork ribs and chicken wings tossed in Jack Daniel’s® glaze, toasted sesame seeds and chili flakes, topped with Texan toothpicks. It's seriously addictive eating - I lapped up the last of the sauce with fries (classy I know).
Unfortunately after all of that food I couldn't fit in the dish I was most looking forward to: the chicken BLT waffle. Containing crispy chicken breast served in a sweet waffle with gooey melted cheese, rocket, fresh tomato, succulent crispy bacon and Honey Mustard mayo, it's my idea of heaven. I'll be going back later this month to enjoy one (or two).
The new menu also includes a range of five hot dogs layered with flavours inspired by New York’s best loved street eats.
If you’re not hot for ‘dogs, the gigantic new Warrior Burger will not disappoint, if you dare to take it on. Featuring two 7oz burgers piled high with Mozzarella fingers, Colby cheese, crispy bacon, American cheese, caramelized onions and Fridays® mayo served with crispy fries and onion rings. Glory awaits those who can take it on.