Scotch Egg Challenge 2015: London pub chef scoops "unconventional" win

By Daniel Woolfson

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Scotch Egg Challenge 2015: London pub chef scoops "unconventional" win

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The head chef of a London pub was named one of two winners of the Scotch Egg Challenge 2015, which took place at Young’s site the Canonbury, Islington, last night (20 October).

Nick Maloney, of the Princess Victoria in Shepherds Bush, was crowned winner of the unconventional egg category for his Thai Scotch egg with fish sauce, soy sauce, chili, coriander, lemongrass, Tamworth pork, galangal and nori seaweed.

Calum Franklin of Holborn Dining Room topped the traditional egg category for his white pudding Scotch egg, followed by Great British Pub of the Year 2014 winners Suzie and Joel Czopor’s second site the Gipsy Queen’s shoulder and fennel egg in second place and the Notley Arms Inn’s Somerset pork egg in third.

The event was hosted by journalist Joe Warwick, with entries judged by The Independent's ​food critic Fay Maschler, journalist and food writer Zoe Williams, Guardian​ food editor Bob Granleese, restaurateur Henry Harris and "restaurant guru" Hugh Wright.

Other notable entrants from the pub sector included the Parlour, Kensal Green, the Estcourt Arms, Watford, the Jugged Hare, Moorgate, the Draper’s Arms, Islington and the Taproom, Islington.

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