February 2012

The BBC has announced that the culmination of Series 7 of its popular Great British Menu programmes will be an event at the Old Royal Naval College hosted by British Olympic legend, four-time rowing gold medallist, Sir Steve Redgrave. 

The programmes see the finest chefs in the country competing in regional heats for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a world-beating four course menu at a prestigious event. This year the event, The Olympic Feast, will be staged in the stunning setting of the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, Sir Christopher Wren’s riverside masterpiece, which is of the UK’s leading heritage attractions.

“We are delighted that the BBC has chosen to hold its prestigious Olympic Feast in the Painted Hall,” says Karine Lepeuple, Director of Commercial and Visitor Services at the ORNC.  “Royal Greenwich will host the Equestrian events this summer making it an ideal setting for The Olympic Feast.  The stunning Painted Hall, which took artist Sir James Thornhill almost 20 years to complete, demonstrates the heights of artistic achievement and will provide a suitably spectacular backdrop for the magnificent creations of the UK’s leading chefs.”

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