STEAM came not only from his plate of food when Scarborough chef Giorgio Alessio appeared on a TV cooking show.
It positively poured from his ears at the comments from two of the judges on Britain’s Best Dish – The Chefs.
Giorgio, who owns the Lanterna, in Queen Street, cooked a sea bass ravioli with a velvet crab sauce when he appeared on the ITV 1 daytime cookery challenge.
Celebrity chefs Ed Baines and John Burton Race did not appreciate the ingredients he used, it seems.
“They said I should have used a cheaper fish and that because I am Italian I should also have used tomatoes,” said Giorgio.
“They all liked my dish, it was remarks about the ingredients which shocked me,” said Giorgio. “For me, it is all about using the best ingredients for the customer. Their way the food and customers are the losers.”
Giorgio is on the show this week. Rob Green from Green’s, Whitby, and John Robinson, of White’s Restaurant, Beverley, also feature.
The three men are also in the book which accompanies the series.