Media release

Duel of the Dishes – Christmas 2016 

The winner is!

12 December 2016

Winner Duel

 

The time has come to crown the triumphant winner of Duel of the Dishes Christmas 2016. The victor was decided through an online, knockout competition which saw veggie main courses from festive menus pitted against each other in a public vote until only one remained. The winning main of the Duel of the Dishes 2016 is a ‘Trio of beetroot tart tatin with fennel caramel, served with a rocket, fennel and ruby grapefruit salad’ from the University of Winchester.

The final saw the University of Winchester competing for the crown with Blackberry Grove from New Brighton. Blackberry Grove’s dish was an ‘Artichoke and wild mushroom strudel accompanied by parsnips, Chantenay carrots, tender stem broccoli, roast potatoes, festive red cabbage, sautéed Brussels sprouts with orange zest and sage stuffing’.

John Soonaye from the Vegetarian Society said: “The creativity and imagination of the Duel of the Dishes 2016 competitors' veggie main courses has been outstanding. We have eagerly watched the excitement unfold over the last few weeks, seeing university caterers, chains and independent restaurants all battling it out to be crowned the Duel of the Dishes 2016 champion.

 
"The public have voted, and a winner has been chosen. Congratulations to the University of Winchester, whose festive veggie main course of a ‘Trio of beetroot tart tatin with fennel caramel, served with a rocket, fennel and ruby grapefruit salad’ is the winner of Duel of the Dishes 2016.” 


Fancy cooking up a Christmas culinary masterpiece yourself?  Get hold of a copy of 'Festive Flavours' – the Vegetarian Society’s new Christmas recipe collection is available free of charge online at vegsoc.org/Christmas.  

The Vegetarian Society is a national charity that influences, inspires and supports people to embrace and maintain a vegetarian lifestyle. Being a vegetarian is a choice that is kinder to animals, to people and to our planet. Visit www.vegsoc.org for more information. 

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Notes to editors

  • For recipes, high res images or a front cover of the booklet please contact Su on su@vegsoc.org 0161 925 2000.
  • Recipes and high res images from Festive Flavours also available via this dropbox folder https://www.dropbox.com/sh/995aqsy9gfizgv2/AADU4aNmHqC31RVmrI_WJtApa?dl=0 
  • A vegetarian does not eat any meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, or slaughter by-products. Visit the website for lots more information www.vegsoc.org

 

 

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