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Greenlit: The Restaurant Wars, BBC2

The Restaurant Wars (3 x 60′) – In Manchester, set against a challenging and dynamic backdrop, this is the ultimate food fight. Two of Britain’s best chefs are heading to Manchester with exactly the same ambition – to open a Michelin starred restaurant in a city that hasn’t had one for 30 years.

Previous Great British Menu winners Aiden Bryne and Simon Rogan are very talented, very different men with vastly different visions. Simon is set to transform the historic Midland Hotel to attract the Manchester high society and less than a mile up the road, Aiden has a budget of over £5 million to create a vast, glitzy warehouse conversion. Both men think they’re worthy of Michelin and Manchester stardom but this is a city that’s so far been unimpressed with fine dining and a city undergoing a lot of change.

The Restaurant Wars will see behind the secret world of menu conception, explore the passion and pain of culinary genius while revealing the colossal financial risk of opening a world-class restaurant in a recession. With two of the food scene’s rising stars and biggest personalities, the battle for Manchester begins.

Channel: BBC2

Producer: Brassy TV

TX: TBC

Source: BBC press release

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