WIN A PLACE AT THE THEO RANDALL COOKERY SCHOOL
Competitions on Dos Hermanos are like busses on the dreaded “55” route. I don’t mean by that they have ripped seats and smell like piss, more that you wait around for ages and then a whole load come along at the same time.
Well, I am not going to apologise. Restaurants, exhibition organisers and P.R’s have obviously cottoned on to what a discerning readership DH has (and by discerning I mean mal adjusted freaks with nothing better to do with their time) and are approaching me daily with offers of prizes for you to win just by the sending of a simple little e-mail.
The response has been staggering and my inbox is flooded with e-mails from people wanting to win the latest offering of two pairs of tickets for a Tayyab fest the like of which has never been seen before (for shame, however, on the people who e-mailed Wasim to ask what weight of lamb chops he sold, for shame.)
We are however, in true DH style “keeping it real” by only running competitions for prizes that we would very much like to win ourselves and today’s offering is no exception and is indeed one of the finest we have ever offered.
Almost exactly three years ago, I was invited to supper by Mr Rayner, keen to try out a new joint at the refurbished Intercontinental Hotel. It was the day I had just handed in my notice at work and begun to set out the journey, which became Eat My Globe. The meal was superb, from the first bite of Bagna Cauda to the last mouthful of a Meyer lemon tart. So good in fact, that I went back a week later for second helpings.
Since then Theo Randall has established himself at the very top rank of London’s restaurant scene. I can also say that on the two occasions I have been lucky enough to meet him, his enthusiasm for the ingredients he uses is tangible and pleasingly bereft of the ego of so many other chefs at his level.
Well, now you have the chance to find out for yourselves as, from December, Theo will be running a series of cookery schools offering you the chance to learn from a master about the joys of Northern Italian cuisine. The courses run from 9am-3pm and include a three-course lunch in the restaurant. Price to the likes of you and me, £150 and given my experiences there, well worth every penny. However the good folks at The Intercontinental have agreed to offer Dos Hermanos readers two tickets for February’s cookery school and to win all you have to do is answer this, oh so taxing question.
AT WHICH LEGENDARY LONDON RESTAURANT DID THEO RANDALL MAKE HIS NAME AS HEAD CHEF?
The closing date for the competition is 25th November 2009. Please submit all entries via the Dos Hermanos contact details with THEO RANDALL COMPETITION as the subject heading. One entry per person only (for those of you who have sent multiple entries to the Tayyabs comp) and, because as I mentioned, most of you are freaks, I cannot enter into correspondence but will confirm the winners soon after closing date.