Here it is – the spoils of war. Our trophy from the third Sheffield Eat Sheffield awards:
Well done to all our team.
We’ve had a good year and highly commended is brilliant but call me competitive I would like to go one better next year. Our thanks must go to Eat Sheffield and Niki Baker who manages this scheme as these events provide an extra edge of competition and motivation. Really this shouldn’t make a difference as the commercial pressure of survival must surely be enough but somehow competing with your industry peers does give a different context. So heres to next year’s awards, but more importantly to us all working together to further develop a thriving independent food sector, supporting local producers and producing amazing and creative food and drink experiences.
For my indulgence here’s one of our submitted locally sourced menus provided for the inaugral E3 networking event on the 29th April this year:
E3 Networking Event – 29 April 2010
PJ taste 2009 vintage cider (wild Sheffield Apples) Cider Punch
Bradfield Local Brewed Beers
Soft Drinks Citrus Hits® – Infusions of Yorkshire Herbs and Fruits with Fresh Citrus Juice made by PJ taste and bottled in re-used J2O bottles flavours carrying the Made in Sheffield Mark include:
Real Lemonade with a Hint of Yorkshire Mint and Fresh Orange with Rosehip and Hibiscus, Elderflower with Lemon and Orange
PJ taste Ultimate Toasties made from PJ taste Spelt Sourdough Bread (organic Spelt flour from Carr House Farm Driffield):
Mature Wensleydale Cheese with Hendersons Relish Caramelised Onions
Whirlowhall Farm Gammon with Fountains Gold Cheddar Style Cheese
Roast Seasonal Vegetables with Smoked Amberwood Yorkshire Cheese
Yorkshire Carrot Coleslaw with a Parsley and Light Mayonnaise
New Potato Salad with Wharfedale Oil Vinaigrette and Chives
Roast Beetroot with Fennel and Garlic Aioli
PJ taste trifle with Nettle Jelly, Apple Compote and a Lavender Custard
PJ taste Espresso Mousse selectively sourced Bei and Nannini Grand Miscela Columbo with Sheffield Cream!