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Wednesday 27th June


Matt Gillan


Restaurant: Pike & Pine

Location: Brighton

www.pikeandpine.co.uk


Biography

 

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Matt Gillan

It was a good day for the culinary world when a 15-year-old Matt Gillan decided to hang up his paper round bag and try his hand at being a kitchen porter at a local pub. When a chef vacancy opened up in that very same kitchen, he didn't hesitate to go for it.

It was at Midsummer House in Cambridge, then a 2 AA Rosette restaurant, that Matt spent three and a half years under the tutelage of head chef Daniel Clifford and developed a flair for classical French cuisine. By the time Matt left, he was Junior Sous Chef and the restaurant had obtained two Michelin stars.

After spending a short time at celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey's self-named, three Michelin star restaurant, Matt become Senior Chef de Partie at The Vineyard, working under fellow Back to the Vine guest chef, John Campbell.

Afterwards, he spent ten years at South Lodge Hotel in Sussex heading up a unique restaurant called The Pass.  The Pass featured eleven chef's tables where the food is served directly by the chef's, so that they can explain their inspirations and techniques behind each dish. It was here that Matt earned his first Michelin star in 2011. Matt's current venture is The Pike & Pine in Brighton.


Menu & Wines
 

Beetroot tartare, orange jelly, watercress puree,
Horseradish ice cream

Alsace Grand Cru Riesling, Cave de Turckheim, Grand Cru Brand, Alsace, 2013

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Pecan crusted Pollock, caramelised aubergine,
roasted garlic arancini, Pickled blueberry

Rueda, Bodegas Naia, Verdejo, Naiades, Castilla-y-Léon, Spain, 2014

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Lamb shoulder, roasted pineapple, lamb fat dumpling,
red pepper, marzipan

Waterkloof, Syrah, Circumstance, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2015

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Peach pannacotta, peach sorbet, sumac meringue

Moscato d'Asti, Alasia, Piemonte, Italy, 2017

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Tonka bean parfait, strawberry sorbet, balsamic jelly, poppyseeds

Cline Cellars, Mourvèdre, Late Harvest, Contra Costa, California, 2016

 
Please note that wines may be subject to change. Any of the above dishes may contain one or more of the 14 allergens. Please click here for further details.    

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