There’s certainly an air of magic about the Indian cuisine, so much so that the remarkable kitchens of Baluchi, The LaLiT London, have managed to ensnare a couple of celebrities featuring on BBC’s Celebrity MasterChef – one of the most loved reality TV shows in the UK. No, we’re not kidding!
The latest MasterChef episode will throw former Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews and The Saturday singer Frankie Bridge at the mercy of both the Baluchi’s searing kitchen heat and the amicable BBC MasterChef and The LaLiT London’s Chef de Cuisine Jomon Kuriakose.
For The LaLiT London, one of the finest 5 star hotels in London, to be chosen and featured by the MasterChef UK is an honour of a lifetime.
For the uninitiated, MasterChef UK is a reality TV show that seeks to find out the best amateur chef in the country every year through a series of tough yet exciting cooking challenges. First aired in the 1990s, MasterChef has gone onto craft an undeniable legacy as the most successful factual-entertainment format in the world with adaptations in over 58 countries, viewership of over 300 million, and countless hours of smiles and entertainment delivered till date.
MasterChef itself has four variants: MasterChef, MasterChef: The Professionals, Celebrity MasterChef, and Junior MasterChef. At the end of the day, the show aims to bring alive hopes and dreams of people, both participants and the viewers, through the medium of food.
Baluchi – the pan-Indian restaurant – is undoubtedly the magnum opus of The LaLiT London’s splendid environs. Located in the Grade II listed former St. Olave’s Grammar School’s majestic blue-tinted Assembly Hall, Baluchi serves its patrons a blend of ethnic culinary delights inspired from India’s colourful gastronomic legacy. No wonder that the opulent ambience of Baluchi, which features high up amongst the top restaurants in London, was awarded the Diner’s Choice Award 2017.
But it is the Baluchi’s kitchens that serve as the true enticing setting for celebrity participants Frankie and Spencer in the latest episode of MasterChef. Under the watchful eye of Chef de Cuisine Jomon Kuriakose, Frankie juggles with pan-fried sea bass while Spencer tries his luck at spiced kebabs.
And, how do they fare?
Tune into MasterChef UK at BBC One to catch Frankie and Spencer’s exploits at Baluchi and find out!