On the Menu for "Gourmet Night" — Fifth Episode, First Season

This post was archived from the original website for Fawlty Towers Revisited, which premiered on public television in 2005.

Food certainly played a key supporting role in Fawlty Towers. So we thought it would be fun to provide you with the “menu” for each episode, as well as links to recipes for such.

In addition to picking up some ideas for your holiday entertaining, we also hope you will find plenty of inspiration for that perfect menu to share with your guests at your very own Fawlty Towers Revisited watching party.

Food definitely was the focus of this popular episode, which was first broadcast on Oct. 17, 1975. From the “potted” chef to the cantankerous car, everything seems to work against Basil’s plan to improve his hotel’s standing among the upper class.

With eight items on the menu, be sure to pace yourself!

Paella – recipe here

Shrimp – recipe here

Herrings – recipe here

Pickled Onions – recipe here

Eggs – recipe here

Duck with Orange – recipe here

Duck with Cherries – recipe here

Duck Surprise – recipe here

Mullet with Mustard Sauce – recipe here

Salad Mousse – recipe here

Trifle – recipe here

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