Chef Gordon Ramsay visits Oscars, Nantwich, Cheshire, a family run restaurant named after Oscar Wilde, Maura Dooris runs the front of house and Pub Chef son Lenin runs the kitchen as she cannot afford a chef in the kitchen. Gordon arrives and is taken into the kitchen to see ribs soaking in Coca-Cola, the food is described as a bit of everything from Buffalo to Paella. He starts with a Paella for a starter with crab sticks and a Carbonara for main, there is a very long wait for food over an hour and a half and he says the carbonara tastes of vinegar and is bland, garlicy and the chicken is rubbery and generally crap. He goes into the kitchen which is in chaos, Maura and Lenin argue and blame each other and Lenin walks out. Next morning Gordon talks to Lenin about the kitchen chaos and he admits to having a few drinks. He talks about tasting food with Lenin and discovers he lives on Vindaloo, cigarettes, wine and Sugar Sandwiches. Gordon gives Lenin the challenge to cook some new dishes for the menu, the first chicken dish tastes like s**t, the lamb is not too bad almost like a stew. They add Irish Stew to the menu.
What Happened Next?
Maura sold the restaurant in October 2005 and in various articles is quoted as being glad of Gordons help as Lenin got the help he needed with his drinking. Lenin went into Rehab as arranged by Gordon at the Rehab run by Michael Quinn who is featured in the episode talking about alcoholism among Chefs, he is quoted in the media as being grateful of Gordon's help. The restaurant closed and the address is showing as a woman's only gym.