TV chef Aiden Byrne talks about food in Cheshire

PUBLISHED: 08:31 29 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:06 20 February 2013

Aiden Byrne pic courtesy of BBC

Aiden Byrne pic courtesy of BBC

TV chef Aiden Byrne is one of the restaurant world's rising stars. His gastro pub, the Church Green in Lymm, which he runs with partner Sarah Broadley, is already in the top 10 per cent in the UK having scooped three coveted AA Rosettes

What's your idea of a perfect weekend?
A very busy restaurant.

Do you cook or are you cooked for?
I cook at home when I am not working, I try to have at least two sit down meals with Sarah and the children. Sarah very kindly cooks for me if I come home late.

Favourite restaurant and who is most likely to be your dining companion?
The Fat Duck in Bray has always been my favourite and I would take Sarah of course.

Putting reality aside, it's that old chestnut about which five famous people living or dead you would most enjoy their company at you dinner party?
Bob Paisley, Steven Gerrard, Escoffier, Bob Dylan and David Byrne.

What's your favourite holiday destination?
Australia or Tuscany.

Whose talent would you like to steal and why?
Watching other talented people at work really blows me away, so anyone with a real talent should be allowed to keep it and share it with the world.

Your favourite song?
Burning Down the House by Talking Heads.

What was the last book you really enjoyed reading?
Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol.

Who do you regard as a modern day hero?
Heston Blumenthal.

What are you most looking forward to this particular weekend?
Spending Sunday with my family and our newborn Isabella.

Pictures courtesy of the BBC

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