Angus Businesses Give Menu Awards Judges Food For ThoughtNeil Hardie
Four Angus Business have been shortlisted in the Courier Menu Food and Drink Awards 2019. The aim of the event, now in its second year, is to celebrate the outstanding talent across Tayside and north Fife.
El Tajin Authentic Mexican Restaurant based in Montrose has been nominated in two categories; Best Newcomer (sponsored by Avian) and Restaurant of the Year (sponsored by Highland Game). In the Best Newcomer category, El Tajin faces stiff competition against another fresh face in Montrose, Coolinary Café, Fonab Farm Foods (Pitlochry), The Crieff Food Company (Crieff) and The Dory Bistro (Pitenweem). In the Restaurant of The Year Award, El Tajin goes head to head with 63 Tay Street (Perth), Little’s Restaurant (Blairgowrie) and Venachar Lochside (Callander).
In the Chef of The Year nomination (sponsored by Sodexo), Chris Hazelton of The Rookery in Carnoustie has been shortlisted along with Alec Cruikshank, Fonab Farm Foods (Pitlochry), Graeme Pallister, 63 Tay Street (Perth) and Praveen Kumar, Tabla Indian Restaurant (Perth).
The fourth nomination is that of Wee Bear Café, Kirriemuir, in the category for Coffee Shop of the Year. Here there are six shortlisted with the other five in contention being AliBob Café (Errol), Jannettas Gelateria Ltd (St Andrews), Loch Leven’s Larder (Kinross), The Café at Balgove (St Andrews) and We Are Zest (St Andrews).
In all there are 10 categories and the winners of each will be announced at a five star gala dinner at The Old Course Hotel in St Andrews on 28 March.