Food Festival and Mitre restaurant scoop Somerset awards
team behind Burnham-On-Sea's Food and Drink Festival and the managers
of a town centre restaurant are celebrating after winning two awards
at Brympton House in Yeovil, the Somerset Life Food & Drink
Awards saw the Burnham Food Festival team go head-to-head with Exmoor
Food Festival and Taunton Farmers' Market - and win the title of
best food event in Somerset.
Mitre Restaurant also won the award for best International Restaurant
Festival co-organiser Bev Milner Simonds told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We want to say a big thank you to our visitors, sponsors,
supporters, suppliers, volunteers and local businesses who celebrate
with us at the high points, have faith in our aims, back us, come
along and generally jump in! We do this to make where we live better,
bring long term economic benefit to Somerset and to celebrate the
fantastic producers. Thank you to those who nominated us. Bring
on 22nd October!"
Sarah Milner Simonds added: "When we started the festival four
years ago it was a direct reaction to the greengrocers closing -
now Burnham-On-Sea's home to the best food event in Somerset, the
best cafe in Somerset, Calm Gourmet Coffee, the best International
Restaurant in Somerset, The Mitre, an award-winning fishmongers,
Seafoods, a deli Truckles supplied by the best butcher in Somerset,
Pynes, and the brand new Fabulous Fruit & Veg - we hope that
the festival's profile will contribute to their continued success."