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Monday, 5 March 2012
Top chefs go head to head
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This year’s Milford on Sea Food Week features
the appearance of top chefs from across the New Forest.The BIG Cook Off will bring some counties
best culinary talents together, as the chefs’ battle in a fun competition to
see who can cook and present the best courses.
Chefs will be appearing from Chewton Glen, Lime
Wood, The Jetty and recently opened The Pig in Brockenhurst.Each has a reputation for fine food and a
passionate about using the finest local ingredients.
Milford on Sea will be represented by top
village chefs from La Perle, The Marine, Westover Hall and Verveine Fishmarket
Restaurant (‘Hampshire Restaurant of the Year’ and ‘Hampshire Chef of the
The two BIG Cook Off shows will be compered by
renowned New Forest chef, Alex Aitken.Each show will feature two chefs from ‘The Big Boys’ and ‘The Village
Boys’, and each of the four chefs will cook an individual course in the
professional demonstration kitchen.As
the cooking takes place, Alex will casually chat with the chefs and explains
the process and dishes, whilst Alan Holmes, Chef Sommelier from Chewton Glen,
will also be on hand to explain the best wines to go with each course.
A lucky member of audience will be selected to
eat each course, alongside wines selected by Alan, before a fun vote by the
audience decides the winning team.
The BIG Cook Off has two separate shows, one on
the afternoon of Wednesday 11th April, with another show featuring different
chefs on Thursday afternoon on the 12th April.Tickets are
now on sale for each of The BIG Cook Off shows in Gwen’s in Milford on Sea,
High Street, or from the Milford on Sea Food Week online ticket office. Click here to buy tickets now.
Milford on Sea is fast become a ‘Foodie
Destination’ and now boasts around 20 different places to eat in the
village.Locals and visitors alike can
enjoy anything from the delightful tearooms to the top quality dining
restaurants.In recognition of this
‘Foodie Heaven by the Sea!’, Milford on Sea Food Week is now in its third year
and celebrates all that is great about local food.
Milford on Sea Food Week has all corners of the
community taking part, and the event has over 100 varied activities for
everyone to get involved and have fun.The event will also create long-term sustainability for the village
centre shops and its restaurants, for the benefit of local residents and
From Easter Bank Holiday Monday, Milford on Sea
Food Week will run for an entire seven days.Everyone at every age is welcome, to come and enjoy the Themed Dining
Evenings, Professional Cookery Theatre, Celebrity Shows, Cooking
Demonstrations, Educational Talks, Film Shows, Cookery Competitions, Wine
Tastings, Dining Offers, Kid's Events & a large Sunday Food Market on the
final day.All events are organised by
local organisations, clubs, businesses and individuals.
The complete list of events can be viewed on
the website and Free Programmes detailing all of the events will be in the
village shops from the end of March. Plus of course, you can buy tickets on online now from the Ticket Office below.