Some of the ingredients you'll discover in these deluxe dishes have been inspired by the film (such as red paprika capturing the essence of the dusty Mars planet) and will be available for a limited time only. The Martian Jacket Potato has been created by The Potato Project Team, whereas The Martian Wedges has been designed by Sally Bee, star chef and Ambassador for Albert Bartlett potatoes, regularly seen on ITV's The Lorraine show.
Now if you want to know what's in these two menu items, let me tell you that The Martian Jacket Potato is basically a fluffy Albert Bartlett Rooster jacket potato, topped off with a marriage of wasabi prawns & green tomato, finished with purple Shiso cress, Red Amaranth, and a dash of squid ink salt. The Martian Wedges, on the other hand, are segments of Albert Bartlett Rooster potatoes with garlic mayo, chilli oil, a pinch of salted ricotta, topped with a drizzle of lemon syrup.
#MartianPotato dish is actually celebrating.
From the legendary director, Ridley Scott, The Martian is a gripping tale of human strength and survival on a desolate and barren world far-far away from the planet Earth. During a notable mission to Mars, the American astronaut Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) is presumed dead, and left stranded on a planet hardly habitable. Yet Watney is still alive, alive and well, and to stay that way he must use all of the skills and knowledge at his disposal to grow his own potatoes, among other things, so he can survive until a rescue plan to bring him home can be devised.
Please feel free to visit The Potato Project between Monday the 25th of January, and Friday the 13th of February, to sample these limited edition dishes. And while you're at it, don't forget that The Martian film has been released on Digital HD on the 25th of January, 2016, and on 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™ & DVD, on the 8th of February 2016.