Airing on Channel 4 this autumn, a new documentary will follow chef and restaurateur Gary Usher on his journey to opening Pinion restaurant in Merseyside’s Prescot.
With a culinary history including Chez Bruce and Angela Hartnett at York and Albany, Usher founded Elite Bistros in 2011, which now comprises of Kala in Manchester; Sticky Walnut in Hoole; Burnt Truffle in Heswall; Hispi, in Didsbury; Wreckfish in Liverpool; and Pinion in Prescot.
The one-hour documentary charts Usher’s journey to convert a former betting shop into Prescot’s first new restaurant in 30 years.
Featuring Usher’s initial crowdfunding campaign, which saw him reach his £50,000 target in under an hour, the documentary follows the chef as he endeavours to convince the town to enjoy a menu of deep-died pig’s head croquettes and steak tartare.
Usher hopes that Pinion will assist in the regeneration of the area, which has suffered a decrease in footfall since a shopping complex opened nearby.