Forget Daphne’s or the Ivy for that special Valentine’s night out.
Cancel all bookings at the Fifth Floor and Signor Zilli’s. What you need
is Justin Marshall and the gorgeous, pouting Anne-Marie Crawford.
Who they? Well, my galloping gourmet friend, they are Campaign’s very
own culinary experts, who last week trounced two top teams from MediaCom
and Media Solutions in an agency Masterchef head-to-head organised by
the BBC Good Food magazine.
Justin, our art editor, and his lovely assistant, media reporter
Anne-Marie, whipped up a gloriously tantalising menu that left the
opposition drooling into their packet food and fumbling with their can
It began with a warm salad of duck and wild mushrooms, lightly tossed in
a piquant tarragon dressing, followed by rolled fillets of lemon sole
with a salmon mousseline and prawn sauce. It was rounded off by grilled
autumn fruits in a cider sabayon sauce (what, you mean you don’t know
what a sabayon sauce is?).
The celebrity chef, Brian Turner, of Turner’s restaurant and Ready
Steady Cook fame, judged our team’s offerings the best, singling out the
fruity dessert as ’the best thing he’d tasted all evening’.
Two other heats will now take place, between CIA and Zenith, then BBJ
Media Services, J. Walter Thompson and the Media Centre. They’ll have to
be good to beat our Justin and Anne-Marie at the final in April,
however, which will be judged by none other than the Masterchef maestro
himself, Loyd Grossman.