Dine with infamous chef Marco Pierre White - in Sheffield

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Sheffield food-lovers have the chance to dine with infamous chef Marco Pierre White in their home city this week.

The fiery but acclaimed chef from Leeds, whose kitchens have also produced some of the world’s most well-known cooks, is launching his latest book at his New York Italian restaurant in Sheffield city centre.

‘Essentially Marco’ has not yet been released in the UK, but diners at the West Bar Green restaurant will get a signed copy with their three-course meal.

The book takes a step away from the fine dining which gave Marco his reputation, and focuses on dishes to share, classics and comfort food.

“The idea behind Essentially Marco is to show people that they don’t need to be a professional chef in order to create delicious and hearty dishes that can feed the whole family”, Marco said.

“A lot of the dishes I cover in my latest cookbook can be easily prepared at home, and guests at the New York Italian restaurant in Sheffield will be able to experience some of these cooking techniques during my visit.”

Louise Thrussell, general manager at Marco’s New York Italian, added: “It’s an absolute honour to be a part of the launch of Marco’s latest cookbook, and I’m sure guests will relish the opportunity to meet Marco, and take home a signed copy of the book before it has been released in the UK.”

The book launch takes place from 7pm this Saturday, October 29.

It costs £55 per person, including a book, three-course meal and prosecco on arrival.Call 0114 399 0990 or email enquiries@marcossheffield.com.

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