Rosevine wins Cornish Challenge

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The Rosevine in Portscatho has been crowned winner of the Cornish Challenge 2012.

The winning team from the Rosevine

The Cornish Challenge is run by Cornwall Catering Excellence, a partnership of seven longstanding Cornish family businesses and Cornwall College, who work together to promote the best of Cornish hospitality and encourage businesses to boost the local economy by choosing local suppliers.

Monday night saw teams from six Cornish restaurants putting their culinary skills to the test, competing to win over the panel of judges, comprising two of Cornwall’s leading chefs, Paul Ripley of Rick Stein’s Seafood Bar in Falmouth and Nigel Tabb of Tabb’s in Truro, who were joined by head judge Elizabeth Carter, consultant editor of The Good Food Guide.

Each team had to produce a four course menu based around seasonal Cornish ingredients and serve it to the judges in addition to 20 guests on the night.

And the Rosevine beat off tough competition from Bustophers Bar Bistro, The Ferryboat Inn, Harbourside Restaurant at The Greenbank, Rosewarne Manor and Silks Bistro to take the top prize.

Any chefs or restaurants interested in entering the challenge for next year should contact Cornwall Food & Drink.

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