Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has traveled around the world in the National Geographic series “Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted,” but the “Hell’s Kitchen” star has recently landed in Greece alongside food and hospitality experts Gino D’Acampo and Fred Sirieix to enjoy the food and meet the locals.
In last night’s episode of “Gordon, Gino, and Fred Go Greek!”, the group bonded over a dish of moussaka while talking about the favorite meal that they ever had or ever cooked. To everyone’s surprise, Ramsay immediately knew his answer, reminiscing about a time he spent cooking for the royal family.
Ramsay revealed that the best dish he ever prepared was for Princess Diana, calling her “Lady Di.”
“I mean, here is renowned as the supermodel of the islets, Santorini, and she, by far, was one of the most gracious members of the royal family I’ve ever met,” he recalled.
Although he did not go into more detail about when he cooked for her, in a 2016 interview, he hinted that it was “at Aubergine back in the early days.”
It seems that the Princess of Wales made quite an impression on Ramsay. When asked to describe his dream dinner date, Ramsay said that he would prefer to dine with Lady Di and recounted more details about the time he cooked for her.
“When she came in, she was so normal,” he explained. “No airs and graces, security outside, she had the lunch menu and didn’t go a la carte. I think it was a pressed leek terrine and her main course was sea bass.”
A terrine is a traditional French dish that can consist of meat, vegetables, or pâté, and usually resembles the shape of a meatloaf.
The film premiered at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 3, and has a release date of November 5, 2021.
The biopic features a cast of Timothy Spall as Major Alistar Gregory, and child actors Jack Nielen and Freddie Spry as Prince William and Prince Harry, respectively. Stella Gonet will be playing the role of The Queen.
An Oscar Contender
The film, which focuses on Diana’s decision to leave her husband, has already been nominated for three awards, and many believe that the role makes Stewart a frontrunner to receive her first Oscar for Best Actress.
Although some questioned Stewart’s involvement in the project, director Pablo Larraín stood by his star, saying, “As a filmmaker, when you have someone who can hold such a weight, dramatic and narrative weight, just with her eyes, then you have the strong lead who can deliver what we are looking for.”
Although Stewart admitted that she signed onto the project without even reading the script, Stewart admits that she tried her best to step inside the shoes of the late royal.
“To be honest, I’ve now consumed pretty much all there is to consume in terms of videos and interviews,” she explained to the media. “I’ve watched everything that you could hear or see. I even go to sleep with it on.”
She continued, “I can’t stop thinking about her. I often wonder what she’d think about what’s going on in the world right now.”