'MasterChef' winners Mat Follas and Tim Anderson and 'Great British Menu' favourite Johnnie Mountain cooked for a one-night-only food-filled extravaganza at The Chancery, to celebrate New Years Eve.
"New Year's Eve at The Chancery was brilliant. The food was stunning, Mat and Tim on amazing form and Johnnie - loved the guy. The food from all three was truly exceptional, and for those numbers at that level, it really was something very special."
Keith Baker, Form & Cue
Conde Nast Traveller
9 October 2013
As a kid in Auckland, Mat Follas spent holidays fishing for sprats off a disused wharf or 'sitting in an inner tube collecting mussels, whitebait and pipis' (New Zealand clams). His faith in the foraged feast secured him the 2009 Masterchef title, followed by the successful opening of The Wild Garlic, his tiny restaurant in Dorset. Now he's moved his business to a rambling former pub in Iwerne Minster, adding a bar and grill and five bedrooms, as well as 'a very large, scruffy Harley' to his burgeoning empire. Some chefs are born to be wild...
The Wild Garlic, Blandford Road, Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum, Dorset (+44 1747 811269; thewildgarlic.co.uk). Doubles from £85.
Blackmore Vale Magazine
3 April 2013
Mat Follas, pictured at last year’s Taste of Dorset Awards, is coming to The Talbot in Iwerne Minster
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