TOWN chef Lorenzo Richards welcomed some familiar faces to millions to his Wildmoor Oak pub when the Hairy Bikers came to Bromsgrove as part of their latest BBC series.
Dave Myers and Simon ‘Si’ King went down to the Catshill venue as part of their Chicken and Egg series which began on BBC2 on September 6.
The episode featuring Lorenzo and the Bromsgrove pub will be screened on the channel at 8pm a week on Tuesday (October 11).
The series sees the duo bike across the Middle East and America before returning to the UK, where they learn to cook Caribbean Chicken with Lorenzo.
With an entertaining twist in its storyline the episode shows the two presenters arriving on their bikes at what they perceive to be a quintessentially English pub. They are greeted by a group of traditional Morris Dancers (the Jockey Morris Men) before entering the beer garden and discovering a Caribbean party in full swing with Lorenzo cooking West Indian Jerk chicken on the barbecue.
The Bikers chat to Lorenzo as he preps and then cooks his Jerk chicken. They learn about his heritage and what it was like growing up in Birmingham with Jamaican parents. They also talk about how Caribbean food has been accepted in the UK and how it continues to grow in popularity – thanks to events such as the annual Birmingham Caribbean Festival.
During the fun filled afternoon filming at the Wildmoor Oak Si King played the steel drums with Pan Maestro and Dave Myers attempted limbo dancing.
Dave said: “I wish I lived closer to Bromsgrove because the Wildmoor Oak could rapidly become my favourite local. “Lorenzo is a wonderful chef, a Jerk master.
“It was well worth coming to taste his food – it’s blooming marvellous.”
And on October 11 when the show goes out, Lorenzo is welcoming anyone to the Wildmoor Oak who wants to go and see it at the venue where it was filmed.
Accompanying the series is The Hairy Bikers’ latest book Chicken and Egg, featuring a variety of chicken recipes and cooking techniques, including Lorenzo’s Caribbean Jerk Chicken.
WHEN the Hairy Bikers came down to Bromsgrove, they also took some time out of their busy schedule cooking with Lorenzo and tasting his Caribbean delights.
The pair had a flick through the Bromsgrove Standard, your number one community newspaper, to find out what was happening locally and chatted with our sales manager Tracey Gardner.