3 ISSUES FOR JUST £3 Subscribe to Hampshire Life today click here

Top bartenders to compete for the Winchester Cup

PUBLISHED: 09:43 02 February 2016 | UPDATED: 09:43 02 February 2016

Getty Images/iStockphoto

Getty Images/iStockphoto

Archant

On Monday 1 February, five of the region’s most imaginative and skilled bartenders will compete to win the first ever Winchester Cup trophy for their bar or restaurant.

The competition opened for entries at the beginning of December and bartenders based within a 55-mile radius of Winchester were invited to submit details online of a cocktail they had created to champion local produce.

The following bartenders have been invited to the Guildhall Winchester to make their cocktail live in front of an audience, local hospitality professionals and a panel of judges:

• Chris Hoare (Milk Bar, Reading) making ‘Dark Sails’ using dandelion coffee made locally by his mother

• Maurizio Anders Laudato (Chewton Glen Hotel, New Forest) making ‘New Forest’s Nest’ with locally sourced ingredients including estate-foraged quince jelly

• Andy Gallagher (Chewton Glen Hotel, New Forest) making ‘Thai and Dry Martini’ using locally produced seaweed syrup

• Luke Condell (Mango, Southampton) making “Straight Out The Common” using key ingredients foraged within 1 mile of Southampton Common

• James Harding (Lime Wood Hotel, New Forest) making ‘The Smokehouse’ using Lime Wood pancetta cured and smoked on site

The judges are Susie Barrie MW (BBC’s Saturday Kitchen), Sam Carter (Senior Brand Ambassador at Bombay Sapphire) and Marcus Roe (Cabinet Rooms). Points will be awarded for the name, the appearance, the aroma, the taste and the use of local ingredients in the drink.

The winner will be awarded the Winchester Cup, which will be held by his bar for the next year.

In addition to the trophy, the winning bartender will receive two places on a cookery course at Hartnett, Holder & Co Backstage, the purpose-built cookery school kitchen at the Lime Wood Hotel in the New Forest.

More from Food & Drink

Mon, 11:54

Whether you’re looking for fine dining, pub food, a romantic meal for 2 or a taste of something from further afield, eating out in Hampshire really has something for everyone. Here’s our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs

Read more
Monday, September 10, 2018

Located in Botley, Southampton, Regginas Italian serves the best and freshest seasonal produce, Italian cheeses, meat and seafood.

Read more
Friday, September 7, 2018

Every Thursday we add at least 1 special to our menu ready fro the weekend.

Read more
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Christmas dining and party nights - bookings now being taken.

Read more
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

If there’s one thing we love to do here at Hampshire Life, it’s to celebrate local produce! So here are a selection of some of the best farm shops across the county where you’ll find just that

Read more
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Coeliac disease affects 1 in 100 people, and many more are seeing the health benefits after waving goodbye to gluten. Here are just a few of the county’s cafes, pubs and producers who are embracing the gluten free way

Read more
Friday, August 3, 2018

Join us from 5.30pm on Sunday 9th September to celebrate the last of the summer sun and meet up with friends for dinner in the walled Kitchen Garden, with live music by guitarist James Rowley.

Read more
Friday, July 13, 2018

Got a date or planning a catch up with a friend? Head to one of these fantastic cocktail bars in Southampton

Read more
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Once destined for the chip fryer, we visit one north Hampshire business whose award winning single-estate cold pressed oil is giving Tuscan traditionalists a run for their money

Read more
Friday, July 6, 2018

The 2018 festival season is finally upon us and we round-up some of the best food/drink events to visit this summer

Read more
Friday, May 25, 2018

From Border Collies and Bull Terriers to Poodles and Pugs, we’re a nation of dog lovers and as the weather warms up, what could be better than a good walk ending in a dog-friendly pub?

Read more
Monday, May 21, 2018

There are some fantastic restaurants and pubs in Basingstoke serving up food from around the world. We round up some of the best…

Read more
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Terrace Restaurant & Bar is all about relaxed all-day dining with a contemporary twist.

Read more
Thursday, May 3, 2018

We are excited to announce the launch of our new restaurant and bar, The Terrace.

Read more
 
A+ South & South West

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Latest Competitions & Offers

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today


subscription ad

Local Business Directory



Property Search