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Large crowd enjoys and applauds Gordon Ramsay Keweenaw episode

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted premiered its Keweenaw-centric episode Sunday night on National Geographic, with the show getting a positive review from over 500 at the Rozsa Center. Hosted by the Keweenaw Convention and Visitors Bureau, Brad Barnett says he was floored by the response.

I was blown away by the turnout to be honest with you. We expected maybe a hundred people to show up, especially on a beautiful night like we had tonight on Sunday. To have 500 people show up like this…I think it just shows how passionate people are about the Keweenaw, to see it represented in a positive light.

Barnett noted that Ramsay seemed happy here.

The visuals were really beautiful, right? I thought they really portrayed the Keweenaw Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula well with the cinematography. It looked like he [Ramsay] had a lot of fun, which was good to see.

During the final cooking competition with Michigan chef James Rigato, Ramsay even joked that he was ready to start a restaurant in the area. He was at home from the very beginning of the episode, biking to an abandoned mine to meet Rigato for a pasty cooked over an open fire.

Over the course of the hour-long show, Ramsay hunted woodcock, chipped chaga mushrooms off of a birch tree, went diving among the wreck of the Bermuda in Lake Superior for burbot, discovered the joys of thimbleberry jam in Eagle River, and made fish sausage.

The vast majority of the time was devoted to the Keweenaw, particularly the northern end of the peninsula. The exceptions were Captain Ron’s, a Munising institution, and the final meal looked like it may have been at Presque Isle Park in Marquette. Ramsay seemed to particularly enjoy his time with Father Ephraim from the Holy Transfiguration Skete Society of St. John, a Ukrainian Orthodox monastery. Gordon said that thimbleberries deserve a bigger spotlight, saying that the jam he was served would be fitting at Buckingham Palace on the scone of the Queen of England.

The show is available on demand through National Geographic or on the Disney Plus streaming service.

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