Jonathan Cartwright

What’s the most scientific piece of equipment in your kitchen?

A Paco Jet, Thermo Circulator, and a Smoking Gun. (2)

 

Are you passionate about liquid nitrogen?

Yes we use liquid nitrogen when preparing certain dishes on the menu. Periodically we freeze portions of dessert dishes in front of the guest at the table. (2)

 

Could you describe your cooking style for us?

Local ingredients cooked with passion and care, using European techniques and presented with flair and style. (1)

 

What’s your favorite meal to make at home?

Roast Berkshire Pork Loin and Garden Vegetable, Apple Sauce and Potato Puree. (0)

 

Rob Bragagnolo 

What’s the most scientific piece of equipment in your kitchen?

We have a Rationale White Efficiency oven that blows my mind. It opens up an entire new galaxy of possibilities. (2 - galaxies and minds blown. Wow!)

 

 Are you passionate about liquid nitrogen?

I don’t ever use liquid nitrogen but I think its an incredible cooking method - using extreme cold to cook with intrigues me and I plan on delving into it as soon as I can. (0)

 

Could you describe your cooking style for us?

My cooking style is a hybrid of Spanish, Northern Italian & seasonally influenced Canadian. (1 - for the fusion)

 

What’s your favourite meal to make at home?

I love making risotto at home - wild mushroom or 'risi bisi'. (0.5 for the multi-lingualism)

 

And The Winner Is...

Jonathan Cartwright - 5 | Rob Bragagnolo – 3.5

A vast gap between the passion for liquid nitrogen gave Jonathan quite the lead, although Rob made an epic start!