Lights, Camera and Basque Kitchen Action

Eneko Basque Kitchen & Bar recently welcomed six amateur cooks competing for a place in the BBC One MasterChef UK semi-finals.  Head Chef Javi Blanco introduced the group to the fast pace of a professional kitchen, where precision, timing and meticulous attention to detail are non-negotiable.

The contestants learned the secrets of Basque cooking, preparing dishes such as Hake tempura with a rich red pepper sauce, Grilled duck breast with quenelles of ultra-thin mushrooms and unforgettable Egg yolks tempura with mashed potato.  

Chef Javi also had high expectations for the desserts, as the hopefuls tried their hand at Pineapple with celery foam and sweet celery ribbons and the show-stopping Rose marshmallow with strawberry sorbet, enrobed in fragrant smoke. 

Pulling out all the stops to impress judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace, find out who will be crowned the MasterChef winner on Friday 13 April on BBC One. There’s still time to catch up on episode 15 on iPlayer which features Eneko Basque Kitchen & Bar.

Eneko Basque Kitchen & Bar MasterChef Appearance

Enjoy a Basque experience for yourself - from tapas-style pintxos to grilled meat and fish, it’s not to be missed. See full menu here