LU BAN'S EXECUTIVE CHEF
DAVE J CRITCHLEY
GREAT BRITISH MENU 2021
You are invited to join Dave at Lu Ban on 24th June from 6.30pm for an exclusive evening filled with amazing flavours from the Great British Menu, with the perfect ambiance.
GREAT BRITISH MENU
GREAT BRITISH OYSTERS
Rock oysters served with Szechuan chilli oil, green onion, black vinegar
A BLIND RADICALS CURE
(A sailor lunch)
Shorthorn beef tartare, cured beef jerky, soda bread “biscuit”, beef tea, pickled and fermented vegetables, cured egg yolk emulsion
WITH COURAGE ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE
(Air, sea and land)
Wild sea bass, razor clam, smoked pork loin, celeriac, smoked caviar, pickled sea herbs
SAINT OF THE SLUMS
(Breakfast at Kittys)
Spiced mutton rump, “Irish stew” potato and white truffle espuma, baby vegetables, herb dumpling
Cherry sorbet, apple blossom and ruby chocolate soil
A TROPICAL REMEDY
Sous vide pineapple, stem ginger caramel, rum spiced sponge, banana and Liverpool Lost Dock Rum
Tickets are priced at £100 per person.
Thursday 24th June 2021
You can purchase a table for 2 or a table for 4.
There will be no rush. The restaurant is exclusively yours for the evening to soak in the atmosphere, spend time with Dave and to enjoy every mouthful at your leisure.
*Please note that whilst we always usually cater for every guest’s needs and preferences, this menu will NOT be able to cater for vegetarians, vegans, gluten free or any other dietary or allergen requirements.
Please only make a reservation if you and your guests have NO dietary or allergen requirements.
This is your opportunity to experience the beautiful Great British Menu dishes created by Lu Ban Executive Chef Dave J Critchley.
Starring in the 16th series of Great British Menu, Dave’s culinary creations based on the theme of British innovation were inspired by amazing people of Liverpool from the past who made a difference and their mark on our great city.
Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.
The executive head chef at Lu Ban, the city’s fine dining Chinese restaurant, is one of four chefs competing in the North West regional heat, which tests the chefs’ creative and culinary skills in the search for the perfect menu.
The weekly heats, which began in March, are aired across three nights and features four chefs going head-to-head in a bid to impress the judges.
This is the 16th series of Great British Menu which has the theme of British innovation, as 2021 marks 30 years since Sir Timothy Berners-Lee first made the internet widely available, as well as Helen Sharman becoming the first British astronaut to go into space.
38-year-old Dave, who is making his first appearance on the show, said: “It feels amazing to have been asked to take part. It’s something I have been a huge fan of since I was a young chef and there have been some fantastic chefs on there. It’s a huge honour to be
involved as it’s an ambition of mine fulfilled.”
His North West rivals are Kirk Haworth from Plates, London, who’s originally from Blackburn;
Liverpool-born Dan McGeorge, from Rothay Manor in the Lake District and Ashwani Rangta,
executive chef at GupShup in Altrincham who’s originally from Shimla in northern India.
Critchley, who is preparing for the reopening of Lu Ban on May 20, is giving nothing away other than to reveal his menu choices were inspired by innovators connected to Liverpool.
“I have chosen people who many might not be aware of, but who have helped people in the city,” he added.
“I wanted my dishes to reflect their characters and be about Liverpool and these people,
their community – my people, my life, my city, and my community.”