Ever wondered how chefs get from scratching their heads at fresh produce to whipping up a knockout dish? Last week, we challenged Vida Downtown’s executive chef, James Knight-Pacheco, to come up with something extraordinary using a mystery basket of ingredients. In addition to the five items in the basket (baby gem lettuce, chicken, asparagus, radishes and carrots), chef Knight-Pacheco was allowed to choose ten store cupboard ingredients, before assembling a five-star plate of food in just 20 minutes. Watch the video to find out how he got on.
Time Out Mystery Box with Chef James Knight-Pacheco at Vida Downtown
Time Out challenges Vida Downtown’s executive chef James Knight-Pacheco
to cook a restaurant-quality dish from a basket of mystery ingredients
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