Programme 8: Heat Final
Tuesday 14 April 2009
The final has arrived! From hundreds and hundreds of applicants the amateurs were whittled down to 20 wannabe's who have been put through some of the most gruelling challenges they could imagine. From the white hot HEAT kitchen to cooking for expert judges, these chefs have proven their worth and truly earned their place in the final. Only two remain, Patricia George and Trevor Thornton.
For the final they return to the HEAT restaurant one last time and will be expected to cook the meals of their lives. And just to add on some extra pressure, there will be some well known faces in the restaurant. Who will stand the HEAT, and who will become HEAT Champion 2009?
- Leek and Potato Soup with wild mushrooms and truffle oil froth
- Terrine of Foie Gras
- Puff pastry tartlet with buffalo mozzarella, plum Tomatoes and basil pesto
- Scallops, Pea Puree with Mint Vinaigrette
- Sea Food Gratin
- Free range chicken with fondant potato, glazed shallots and a tarragon veloutè
- Wild Sea Bass with herb potato and fennel ribbons served with a chervil beurre blanc
- Warm Apple Crumble
- Panna Cotta with Roasted Rhubarb and a Shortcake Biscuit
- Lemon Cream Tart with Raspberry Sorbet
About the Show
For HEAT, the return of the acclaimed eight-part series for RTÉ One, twenty of Ireland's most enthusiastic amateur chefs will go head-to-head in the kitchen-trial of their lives. There will be spilt milk, cracked eggs and frayed nerves as our flustered amateurs get hot and bothered under the watchful eyes of two of our most competitive celebrity chefs - Kevin Thornton and Kevin Dundon.
Each week the two amateurs from Team Dundon and two from Team Thornton will first cook off against each other to win the vote of their mentor and represent the team in the HEAT restaurant. Then for one night, the restaurant and its kitchen are split down the middle and one chef from each team goes head-to-head. The punters ultimately decide the winner in each programme, with 50% of the marks for the food, and 50% based on the number of diners on each side. The winners of the first five programmes go on to compete in the HEAT semi-final, joined by the winner of the best losers' round. In the semi final two amateur chefs win their way through to the final where it'll be frying pans at dawn as they compete to become HEAT champion.