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Finalists announced for Slider Decider 2015

By Daniel Woolfson

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Slider Decider ETM Group The Gun pub

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Sixteen chefs will face off at the contest, which takes place at ETM Group site the Gun, Docklands, London, with the winner to be crowned Slider Decider champion.

Entries are set to include Tom Moxon of Bone Daddies’ ramen slider with crispy noodle bun, chuck beef, pork fat patty, softshell crab, mizuna and chipotle relish, and Ed Ford of the Bloody Oyster’s New Orleans style slider with deep fried oysters, king prawns, celeriac remoulade, crispy capers, pickles, baby gem, oyster leaf and chervil mayonnaise.

David Mattias of the Rum Kitchen’s slider will feature a rum smoked brioche bun with one year old smoked Scotch bonnet sauce, Jamaican dashi brined chicken oysters, pickled callaloo fluid gel, freeze-dried lime, rum chicken skin and thyme infused chicken fat mayonnaise.

Last year’s winner Tim Anderson of Nanban will also compete, entering a ‘Wasted Away Again in Umcheeseoville’ slider with pickled lettuce, half-baked tomato, green shiso, chuck and liver patty basted in nori-shitake butter, three cheese potato korokke with Quaver crust and umeboshi ketchup served with a shot of shochu.

Hosts EYM Group will also be putting forward one of their chefs as a competitor.


Predicting a boom

Josh de Lisser of Boom Burger will be creating the classic Boom Burger with cheese, bacon jam and Scotch bonnet secret recipe mayo.

Terry Edwards of Check On is competing with a 3am burger featuring a salt aged beef patty, Cheddar cheese, lamb doner meat, pizza bun, chilli and garlic and pickled cabbage.

A Dirty Porker will be the slider on offer from Dirty Bones' James Dibb, including pressed ham hock and charred pepper patty, ume shiso, mustard cream cheese, pork crackling, sour pickled slaw, Coca Cola fluid gel, served in chipotle & paprika dusted brioche bun.

Jim Abbott of Hixter Bankside will be cooking-up a BLC slider with a Holy Fuck Mayonnaise, using Silfield Farm bacon and sauce from the Rib Man.

Maze Grill Park Walk's Own Sullivan is competing with a soft-shell crab spider slider.

Full line-up

Other restaurants taking part include the Bloody Oyster; Pachamama, Nanban,Iberica, Ember Yard and Brew.

Judges include Sunday Telegraph restaurant critic Zoe Williams, Jonathan Pile, creator of the Mr Hyde National Burger Day and Rosamund Urwin, food writer at the Evening Standard.

Contestants will hold live demonstrations throughout the event, taking place on 4 June, giving guests the opportunity to taste some of the sliders on show.

Tickets for the event cost £20 per person and include a Camden Hells lager and two of hosts the Gun’s sliders. 

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