Rick was in Bordeaux as he’s filming a new series called ’Rick Stein’s Long Weekends’, planned for the beeb next April.
The first location that Rick and director David Pritchard plumped for was Bordeaux and it was a pleasure to spend a few days with them and the team as their ‘fixer’. I arranged the wine-themed scenes (after David and his wife Fiona had been out here on a recce) and organised a visit to Chez Hortense at Cap Ferret on the coast; with the harvest on, I roped in our old friend Emma Quancard to help arrange the Bordeaux and Arcachon bit. It should be a great show, although there were some moments that will hopefully end up on the cutting room floor. My overcooked roast lamb, for starters.
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