A TV chef compared himself to Led Zeppelin in a bizarre rant at a customer who emailed about the ‘bland’ food at his Michelin-starred restaurant.
Former Masterchef star Michael O’Hare also told complainant Russell Whish ‘my palette [sic] is 10million times better than yours’ in defence of the £180 meal served at Leeds eatery The Man Behind the Curtain.
Father-of-two Mr Whish had booked a year in advance to eat at The Man Behind the Curtain, but was disappointed with the size and taste of his food.
Former Masterchef star Michael O’Hare told customer Russell Whish ‘my palette [sic] is 10million times better than yours’ when he complained about the £180 meal he had at Mr O’Hare’s restaurant The Man Behind the Curtain (pictured inside the restaurant)
Father-of-two Mr Whish had booked a year in advance to eat at The Man Behind the Curtain (pictured), in Leeds, but was disappointed with the size and taste of his food
According to the Sun, when he went to complain in person he was told there was nobody he could speak to and instead sent an email that turned into an increasingly tense back-and-forth.
After telling Mr O’Hare, who has also featured on the Great British Menu, that the food was ‘bland’ and ‘salty’, Mr Whish received an email from the chef saying: ‘You didn’t like the food, but plenty do.
‘I do, I love it, I’m very proud of it and my palette is about 10million times better than yours! This is why I am a famous chef. Remember, Led Zeppelin didn’t write songs that everyone liked, they left that to The Beatles.’
As the situation got more tense Mr O’Hare (pictured on the Great British Menu) called Mr Whish a ‘c***’
O’Hare had long, black hair when he appeared on Masterchef in 2016
Mr Whish retorted: ‘We paid for a Led Zeppelin concert and got Wizzard’.
This prompted a foul-mouthed response from O’Hare, who said: ‘Russell, if you’re going to share this publicly could you please add to it the fact that both my staff and I think you are a right c***. Regards, Michael O’Hare, lead singer of Wizzard.’
Mr Whish told the Sun: ‘It seems fame has gone to his head.’
Mr O’Hare and The Man Behind The Curtain have been contacted for comment.