Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I Love ManxChef - The launch

Last Friday saw the launch of a new cookery competition on the Isle of Man - I Love ManxChef

We're looking for people who can cook local food with flair. A modern look at Manx ingredients is bound to score well with the judges, or knock us out with your grandma's winning cake.
For the launch, with the help of Phil Gawne MHK (that's a Manx politician) and Ray Craine (he's a farmer yessir), we created an array of dishes:
  • Miniature steak sandwiches with homeade mayo and mustard cress
  • Pan-fried plaice with Gujurathi-style beans and a curry foam
  • Quesadillas with black peppercorn cheddar, shredded lamb and crispy lettuce
  • Rhubarb Fool with rose petal garnish

Sounds pretty good hey! It was Manx produce top to bottom, the only exceptions being the sugar/salt/spices.

For more information and to download an application form go to: www.ilovemanx.org