The Cook Off Awards

In a gala evening, hosted at Matt’s house, we held the inaugural 2011 Cook Off Awards. Established to celebrate the very best of Cook Off and voted for in an entirely arbitary mannner (bribes we actively encouraged) there were many surprises, a couple of shoo-ins and some delighted recipients.  Next year we’ll be requesting black-tie.

STARTER OF THE YEAR

Nominations:

  • BHT – Candied bacon salad
  • Matt -Lebanese starter
  • Paul – Chopped salad

WINNER BHT – Candied bacon salad 

MAIN OF THE YEAR

Nominations:

  • Matt – Lamb Baharat
  • Richard – Chicken fattee

WINNER Matt Paice – Lebanese lamb Baharat

DESSERT OF THE YEAR

Nominations:

  • BHT – Margarita Ice-cream
  • Paul – NY cheesecake
  • Paul – Churros

WINNER BHT – Margarita ice cream  Amazing”

THE HESTON BLUMENTHAL AWARD FOR THE MOST AMBITIOUS CONCOCTION

Nominations:

  • Richard – Jugged hare
  • BHT – Margarita ice cream
  • Paul – Gotham salad

WINNER Richard – Jugged Hare

Honorary mention – BHT for “Smoking stuff in his shed” (of the food variety)

THE AINSLEY HARRIOT AWARD FOR THE MOST QUESTIONABLE OFFERING

Nominations:

  • Richard – Jugged Hare
  • Matt – The sauce that shall not be named
  • Matt – Welsh rarebit
  • Matt – “My solid chocolate roulade”

WINNER Matt –  Welsh Rarebit “truly “special””

THE LENNY HENRY CHEF! AWARD FOR BEST COMEDY MOMENT

  • Richard – “vaulting the gas hob”
  • Matt – Bernaise, “what else?”
  • Richard -On Brighton beach and…
  • Matt – sulking afterwards followed by…
  • Richard  – getting into Ben’s bed.

WINNER Richard – jumping the gas rings in Matt’s kitchen

COOK OFF OF THE YEAR 

Nominations:

  • BHT – “the one with the tea bag”
  • Paul – Mexican “for pure tastiness”
  • Matt – Lebanese extravaganza

WINNER Matt – The amazing Lebanese extravaganza

Also special because it’s “The one where Richard jumped the hob and we danced the man of constant sorrow”

COOK OF THE YEAR 2011

Nominations:

  • Matt – “for proper culinary brilliance (except for the sauce that shall not be named)”
  • Paul – “most consistent”
  • BHT

WINNER BHT for”Consistent cheffery and world class prep” “consistently high standards”

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