pair bidding for top chef's award
duo behind Burnham-On-Sea's Food and Drink Festival will find
out on Monday evening (October 28th) if their dish celebrating
Somerset ingredients will be crowned the 'South West's Best Dish'
at the South West Chef of the Year awards dinner.
and Sarah Milner Simonds are among four entrants to have reached
the final of the competition.
had to prepare their dish a rack of goat with frosted red
currants and foraged mushrooms to serve four people within
says the wait for today's announcement since last Saturday's cooking
competition has been "quite nerve racking."
pressure of cooking on the day was very stressful - there was
a strict time limit and the judges, who were all top chefs, were
very curious and asked questions about the ingredients and what
I was doing throughout the time," she told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
was very rushed at the end and wasn't as pleased with my presentation
as I had been in my practice cooks - but the taste was great and
the provenance of the local ingredients was right there on the
evening's event will also see the winners of the other three classes
announced. These are Professional, Young Professional and Junior.
added: "If I'm not successful in the Best Dish class I hope
that the fantastic ingredients and local suppliers I used are
recognised in the Best Use of Regional Ingredients category."
A foraged Giant Puffball Mushroom with Sarah Milner Simonds