James Kavanagh aims to impress Marco Pierre White on The Restaurant, as it returns to Virgin Media One on Thursday night at 9pm.
In episode four, James created a menu anchored around a seaweed theme inspired by a trip to Japan with his partner William.
The first starter was a choice of Blow-Torched Mackerel with Dillisk Mustard followed by Chilled Cucumber and Tarragon Soup.
On mains, James served Salt Cured Sirloin with Salsa Verde which proved to be a roaring success.
The second option was Molly Malone Cockles and Smoked Seaweed Risotto which sparked Marco Pierre White to sing the chorus of the famous Dublin song ‘a live a live oh’.
James didn’t shy away from seaweed in his dessert selection, baking a Ginger & Molasses Cake with Smoked Dillisk with Pastry Chef Louise Lennox.
But James’ second dessert choice, Carrageen Moss Pudding with Kombu Seaweed split the dining room.
Will James’s seaweed infused menu float the critic’s boat?
Find out tomorrow night at 9pm on Virgin Media One.