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Michelin-starred chef pays tribute to Gordon Ramsey

Birmingham chef Akbar Islam who was recently awarded his first Michelin star has praised Gordon Ramsay for his help, citing being crowned champion of Channel 4 cookery show ‘The F Word’, when his former restaurant, Lasan, was named Britain’s Best Local Restaurant, as a pivotal moment in his career.

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In 2016, Aktar left Lasan to open Opheem, which has now has a Michelin star in the 2020 guide. Michelin praised Aktar’s “progressive Indian cooking” which blends “traditional techniques with a modern outlook”.