Bunn is Hardys Chef of the Year

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Darron Bunn, head chef of the Chasers in Stokeinteignhead, Devon, has been named Hardys Chef of the Year. The Michelin-starred chef, whose CV...

Darron Bunn, head chef of the Chasers in Stokeinteignhead, Devon, has been named Hardys Chef of the Year.

The Michelin-starred chef, whose CV includes the Greyhound in Stockbridge, Hampshire, won £10,000 in the food and wine-matching competition organised by Constellation Europe.

Darron's winning dish was spatchcocked quail, pea purée, and toasted pistachio & chanterelle dressing, matched with Hardys Riddle Colombard Chardonnay. Bunn beat three other chefs to the title at a cook-off final, held at Pied à Terre in London.

The other finalists were Matthew Curmi, of the Rising Sun in Poole, Dorset, who cooked peach Tatin with lavender & blackberry matched with Hardys Botrytis Semillon; Sam Hughes of McManus pubcos Brampton Halt, in Chapel Brampton, Northamptonshire, with North Atlantic cod cheeks à la Bourguignon and pommes mousseline served with Hardys Nottage Hill Shiraz.

Andy Stuart, of the Sir Charles Napier in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, cooked paupliette of lemon sole with Scottish salmon mousse matched with Hardys Stamp of Australia Semillon Sauvignon Blanc.

Judges included two-Michelin-starred chef Shane Osborn, head chef and co-owner of Pied à Terre; Robin Knapp, wine director Matthew Clark; Constellation Europe on-trade senior customer marketing manager Bob Burgess; and PubChef editor Jo Bruce.

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