2016 Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards - the shortlists
PUBLISHED: 09:13 30 August 2016 | UPDATED: 18:52 26 September 2016
Here it is, our eagerly awaited shortlist of those who have impressed us the most this time
Our food and drink awards celebrations take on special meaning this year as Yorkshire Life marks its 70th anniversary. Few magazines can say they have been serving their readers for such a long time and I am always grateful for your unstinting loyalty. In return I hope we can inform, entertain and inspire with events such as our food and drink awards.
The judges, experts in their own areas of food, drink and hospitality and with a passion for entertaining as I’ve ever known, have had as always, a difficult time reaching their decisions. But after months of deliberations and the search for top quality they have found contenders worthy of recognition for their talent, innovation and commitment to their customers.
We’d like to thank too, those of you who have taken the time to nominate your favourite places to eat, drink and stay during your leisure time.
Preparations are being made for our celebration lunch at the award-winning hotel Rudding Park in Harrogate, North Yorkshire on September 26th when we will announce the winners of the Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2016.
Once again Rudding’s development chef Matthew Wilkinson and his team are finalising the celebratory menu created especially for our guests. And of course there will be full colour coverage in the November issue of Yorkshire Life as well as online including our website yorkshirelife.co.uk.
Here is the Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2016 shortlist of contenders (there is no shortlist for Chef of the Year or Food Hero of the Year. These winners will be announced at our awards lunch).
11.30am Fizz or Slingsby Gin cocktail reception and canapés in the drawing room.
Gerard Bertrand ‘Code Rouge’, Cremant de Linoux, NV (France) It has a very pale, almost crystalline colour, with fine bubbles. The bouquet is floral with notes of pear, citrus fruits and fresh fruits. This wine is fresh and mineral on the palate. Code Rouge is fine, elegant and refined.
Award-winning Slingsby Gin is made with only the finest natural and locally sourced botanicals, Harrogate aquifer water and pure single grain spirit. The key botanicals are locally grown plants that are synonymous with the beautiful and restorative nature of Harrogate. The welcome cocktail on the day will be 50ml Slingsby Rhubarb Gin in a glass with ice topped up with Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic and strawberry garnish.
Wine supplied by Hallgarten Druitt and gin supplied by Slingsby Gin.
Venison for the canapés supplied by Holme Farm Venison.
Entertainment provided by Event Music Company www.eventmusic.co.uk
12.30pm Welcome from Esther Leach, Editor followed by lunch in the Radcliffe room.
2.30pm Introduction from Rhiannon Wragg, Yorkshire Life Publisher. Awards presentations and photographs hosted by Claire Montgomery
3.30pm Final thank you and good bye from Esther Leach, Editor
Sykes House Farm Pork and Black Pudding crackling, textures of apple, sage and onion
(V) Heritage Tomato Salad olive oil, sesame tuile, rocket, basil sorbet
Served with Remole Rosso Toscana IGT, Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi, Tuscany, 2013 (Italy) Tasting Note: An outstanding family run estate in its 30th generation. Medium bodied wine with typical fruity and youthful notes. The palate is elegant detailed and generous, with a velvety and well-balanced finish. Wine supplied by Hallgarten Druitt.
Taylor’s East Coast Cod Fillet crab and coriander rösti, chorizo, baby leeks, sea vegetables, chive butter sauce
(V)Wild Mushroom Ravioli brioche and truffle crust, kale, tarragon sauce.
Served with Chateau Lestrille Capmartin Bordeaux Blanc, 2014 (France) Tasting Note: This is a smooth, ripe wine bursting with white peach flavours and suberb lemon freshness. It has some concentrated apricot flavours on the palate which is kissed generously by spicy wood. It finishes with a long rich, toasty note. Wine supplied by Hallgarten Druitt.
Luxury Red Berry & Champagne Trifle
Raspberry sorbet supplied by Hills Fine Food
Yorkshire cheese board, served with Bettys Celebration Fruit Cake.
Cheese supplied by Hills Fine Food
Yellison Goat. Made by the Parker family at their small holding near Skipton using milk from their herd of Saanen, Nubian and Toggenburg goats. The cheese is fresh and zingy with a fabulous flavour and smooth creamy texture. Hawes Special Reserve Wensleydale. From the famous Hawes Creamery in North Yorkshire, made using local milk from the upper Wensleydale region. Wensleydale & Cranberry. A classic combination of fresh Wenslydale cheese with plump juicy cranberries. Harrogate Blue. A soft, blue-veined cheese, with a lovely golden paste and creamy, buttery texture. Made by the Bell family at their Shepherds Purse Dairy in Thirsk.
Tea and Coffee Served with a chocolate from Whittaker’s
Tickets are now available for the Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards on Monday 26th September at Rudding Park Harrogate for a fabulous afternoon of food & drink.
For tickets please call Linda or Becki on 01928 240674 or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Tickets are £60 each + VAT. The price includes a drinks reception, a four course dinner and wine.
Rudding Park is offering Yorkshire Life guests a preferred rate on the 26th September: Rudding Park is offering Yorkshire Life guests a preferred rate on the 26th September: Ribston rooms are £147.00 B&B single occupancy and Follifoot rooms are £189.00 B&B single occupancy. Please call 01423 844822 and quote booking reference 310534.
HOTEL OF THE YEAR
Goldsborough Hall Goldsborough, near Knaresborough 01423 867321 goldsboroughhall.com
Swinton Park Hotel Masham, North Yorkshire 01765 680900 swintonpark.com
West Park Hotel 9 West Park Harrogate 01423 524471 thewestparkhotel.com
RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY CROFT RESIDENTIAL
Eric’s Restaurant Lidget Street, Huddersfield 01484646416 ericsrestaurant.co.uk
The Old Vicarage Ridgeway Village, Sheffield 0114 247 5814 theoldvicarage.co.uk
Le Cochon Aveugle 37 Walmgate, York 01904 640222 lecochonaveugle.co.uk
TRADITIONAL PUB OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY BANG & OLUFSEN LEEDS
The Plough Inn Main Street, Wombleton, York 01751 431356 theploughinnatwombleton.co.uk
The Swan & Talbot 34 North Street, Wetherby 01937 582040 swanandtalbot.com
The Maltings Tanners Moat, York 01904 655387 maltings.co.uk
DINING PUB OF THE YEAR
The Triton Inn Ellerker Road, Brantingham, Brough 01482 667261 thetritoninn.com
The Sportsman’s Arms Wath-in-Nidderdale, Pateley Bridge 01423 711306 sportsmans-arms.co.uk
The Hare Inn Scawton 01845 597769 thehare-inn.com
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY SLINGSBY GIN
Wild Swan Rd, Harrogate 01423 525917 wild-restaurant.co.uk
The White Rabbit 1 White Hart Fold, Todmorden 01706 817828 whiterabbittodmorden.com
Pax Burger 3 Lidget Street, Lindey, Huddersfield 01484 943019 paxburger.co.uk
FOOD PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Wagyu beef from The Yorkshire Wagyu Company Field House Farm, Huggate Road, Tibthorpe, Driffield 07951 018302 yorkshirewagyucompany.co.uk
Yorkshire salami from Lishman’s 25 Leeds Road, Ilkley West Yorkshire 01943 609436 lishmanonline.co.uk
Yockenthwaite Granola 14 Craven Nursery Park Snaygill Industrial Estate, Keighley Rd, Skipton 01756 701030 yockenthwaite.com
DRINK PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Sloemotion Damson Gin Sloemotion Green Farm, Barton-le-Willows, York YO60 7PD 01653 618288 sloemotion.com
Slingsby Gin Slingsby 5-7 Montpellier Parade Harrogate 01423 541279 wslingsby.co.uk
Scarborough Fair IPA (India pale ale) Wold Top Brewery, Hunmanby Grange Wold Newton, Driffield 01723 892222 woldtopbrewery.co.uk
INDEPENDENT FOOD RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Mr Pickles’ Yorkshire Food Emporium 240 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield 0114 258 8805 mrpicklesfoodstore.co.uk
Glaves Family Butcher Brompton by Sawdon, North Yorkshire 01723 859523 glavesbutchers.co.uk
Vanillaetc.com Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire 01535 280021 vanillaetc.com
FARM SHOP OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY NFU MUTUAL
The Mile Farm Shop Pocklington 07970 663975 themilefarmshop.co.uk
The Balloon Tree Farm Shop Stamford Bridge, North Yorkshire 01759 373023 theballoontree.co.uk
Mainsgill Farm Shop East Layton, Richmond, North Yorkshire 01325 718860 mainsgillfarm.co.uk
COFFEE HOUSE/TEA ROOM OF THE YEAR
Spring Espresso, York 45 Fossgate, York 07779 294149 springespresso.co.uk
Bettys Tea Rooms Harlow Carr, Harrogate 01423 505604 bettys.co.uk
Hoxton North 52 Parliament St, Harrogate HG1 hoxtonnorth.com
Follow us on twitter at @yorkshire_life for all the latest news and announcements of the winners on the day. Use the #YLFoodAwards hashtag to show your support for your favourite shortlisted business.
For more details on the event including sponsorship opportunities visit the Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards website