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Fish beats veg and meat in battle of the chefs
Michal Heins, The Wright Brothers with the winning dish

Fish beats veg and meat in battle of the chefs

Held at Flat Iron Square, London the annual gourmet competition – comprising 12 top London restaurants – raised more than £8500 for Hospitality Action recently.

The Wright Brothers’ tasty combination of Brixham ‘Black Gold’ Cuttlefish Croquettes with Sriracha Mayonnaise was the winning dish of the night at this year’s Meat vs Fish vs Veg where four dishes in each category battled it out both to win dish of the category and, ultimately, dish of the night.

Voted the clear winner by more than 500 lovers of fine dining who attended on the night, the dish from the Wright Brothers helped Team Fish ward off intense competition from both Team Meat and Team Veg to win the title as the favourite ingredient of the night.

The winning veg dish was Bistrot Bagatelle’s delicate gnocchi à la Parisienne de Nicolas: homemade Parisian gnocchi, new season asparagus, black truffle sauce and parmesan crisps. The winning meat dish was a braised lamb shoulder with fresh sour cream, black garlic puree and roast artichokes by The Frog Hoxton.

Overall, the event helped to raised £8,822 for Hospitality Action, a charity that offers vital assistance to those who work or have worked within UK hospitality and who find themselves in crisis.

Jim O’Brien, director of The Change Group, the luxury hospitality recruiter that organises this annual event, said: “This event is a wonderful opportunity to showcase some of the best fine dining cuisine in London in a relaxed setting while also supporting such a remarkable charity. We are so grateful to all of the restaurants that took part, donating their time, ingredients and endless passion and enthusiasm to this very important cause. Congratulations to the Wright Brothers and Team Fish – here’s to an even bigger and better event next year.”

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