Birmingham Mail – Outline’s Proper Pub Food star’s dinner date

TV chef Tom Kerridge came to Birmingham to host a one-off dinner.

Kerridge, whose Buckinghamshire pub made culinary history by becoming the first to be awarded two Michelin stars, teamed up with Glynn Purnell and David Colcombe for the event at Opus in Cornwall Street.

Having risen to popularity with his book and TV series Proper Pub Food, the chef served diners a warm pork pie starter and half-roasted chicken main – two favourites from his pub, the Hand and Flowers.

Glynn said: “It is always a pleasure to work with Tom. He is a top bloke and an inspirational chef.

“To welcome him up to Birmingham for an evening of cooking with David and I was really exciting for the city.

“Birmingham is buzzing right now. The city has embraced its new found confidence and we are finally in a position to host collaborative dinners of this nature with well-known chefs.”

David, a visiting professor of culinary arts at University College Birmingham, added: “In years gone by, Birmingham would not have been able to host an event like this. But our kitchens are now full of local young talent that can prepare food to the level of somebody like Tom.”