We’ve had the 2015 Burger challenge and the Erddig Apple cook-off – now the competition is on to find the ultimate dish in North East Wales.
Tastebuds in Wrexham have already been tantalised with two tasty food challenges in 2015 – now as Wales launches into the Year of Adventure, the Destination Wrexham Team have started a search to find the ultimate dish which represents North East Wales
Entries are now open for eateries across the three counties of Wrexham, Flintshire and Denbighshire to submit a dish – sweet or savoury – made totally from ingredients produced within the local area.
Explaining more about the challenge, Joe Bickerton from the Wrexham Destination Partnership said: “The Year of Adventure in Wales presents lots of opportunities for businesses to attract new visitors. It’s not just about high-adrenaline activities – doing something simple like trying a new restaurant or adding something to a menu that you may not have previously considered can be an adventure of sorts too.
“Therefore, as these food challenges are so popular with customers and restaurants alike – particularly during slightly quieter times of the year, we’ve agreed to work with Visit Wales to launch this challenge which celebrates some of the amazing food produced here on our doorstep.”
Carolyn Preece, Hospitality Work-Based Manager at Coleg Cambria added: “The College has been proud to work with the Destination Wrexham team to judge the previous food challenges and by entering – restaurants across the region have a brilliant opportunity to not only showcase the talent of their kitchen teams, but to also get some great PR and new custom as visitors are encouraged to try some of these dishes throughout the course of the competition.”
To enter a dish, restaurants and café’s should register their dish with firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 5th February and attend the launch event at 12pm taking place at the Rhug Estate in Corwen the same day.
Entrants should then run the dish as a special throughout February until the 6th March – during which time the venue will receive two mystery shops to determine the finalists.
Marks will also be awarded by how much the venue celebrates and promotes the dish throughout the challenge period.
Previously, the Wrexham Burger Challenge was won by the Royal Oak in Bangor-on-Dee and the latest challenge last Autumn to celebrate the Erddig Apple Festival was won by Bellis Brothers in Holt.