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Essentially Catering Magazine - November 2019

        Industry News

        Best Dressed

        Irish Oyster 2019

        Simon Lamont of newly opened Seabird and Dean Parker
        of Darby’s were recently crowned joint winners of Bord
        Bia’s Best Dressed Irish Oyster Competition 2019.
          Simon took away the crown for the hot category in the
        competition with ‘Salt of the Earth.’ A dish inspired by
        smoke, sea and turf, raw oysters were placed on a bed of
        buttery hot potato puree, topped with crisp root vegetables
        seasoned with seaweed flakes, along with oysters filled with   Dean won the cold category with ‘oysters with oyster
        a smoked Irish whiskey as a chaser and presented on a clod   emulsion, pickled Connemara seaweed and Exmoor caviar’.
        of grassy soil and fresh seaweed.                     The dish celebrated the natural flavours of the sea and saw
                                                              the shucked oysters topped with emulsion, pickled seaweed
                                                              and caviar.

                                         Seabird                                               Darby’s

        Top Asian eateries                                                   WINNERS ON THE NIGHT

        recognised                                                         NATIONAL CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

                                                                                 Hot Chilli Restaurant, Bolton

                                                                               NATIONAL CHEF OF THE YEAR
                                    The UK’s top Asian                             Akthoraz Miah, Radhuni,
               THERE ARE            Restaurants, Chefs                            Princes Risborough, Bucks
             MORE INDIAN            and Takeaways were
          RESTAURANTS IN            revealed recently at                   NATIONAL NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
          GREATER LONDON            the Asian Restaurant                      Mother India, Hornchurch, Havering
            THAN IN DELHI           & Takeaway Awards
             AND MUMBAI             (ARTA) 2019, held at                    NATIONAL TAKEAWAY OF THE YEAR
              COMBINED              the Park Plaza Hotel                        Peppermills Indian Takeaway,
                                    Westminster.                                      Ascot, Berkshire.

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