Taste of England Challenge awards for four chefs

By Lesley Foottit

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Picton's dish: slow-roasted beef brisket
Picton's dish: slow-roasted beef brisket
Four pub chefs have been crowned winners in EBLEX's Taste of England Challenge. Dishes entered had to be traditionally British and use cuts of beef...

Four pub chefs have been crowned winners in EBLEX's Taste of England Challenge.

Dishes entered had to be traditionally British and use cuts of beef and lamb selected by EBLEX.

Head chef Andy Picton and fellow chef Chris Tortice of the Ratcatchers Inn, Cawston, Norfolk, both won.

Picton cooked a slow- roasted beef brisket in a rich root vegetable casserole, while Tortice won with slow pot-roasted beef daubs dressed in a light mustard & sage jus.

Michael Stephen Moss from the Drovers Rest in Rillington, North Yorks, won with a slow-cooked tender mini-brisket joint with a spicy red wine jus and Ben Burdass, for the Old Ship in Ringmer, East Sussex, cooked slow-roasted lamb breast with rosemary & wild garlic stuffing.

Former Pub Chef of the Year Jenny Jones, from the Wheatsheaf in Braishfield, Hampshire, contributed a beef and lamb recipe.

EBLEX foodservice project manager Hugh Judd said: "We were delighted with the chefs' enthusiasm. We wanted to encourage chefs to try out some alternative cuts that we knew would offer them real profit potential."

For a list of winning recipes visit www.eblex.co.uk​.

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