Yesterday was the British Pie Awards hosted by the Melton Pork Pie Association. The event takes place in the beautiful St Marys Church. Pie makers sent in approx 900 pies judged in 18 classes. Judges this year included chefs Phil Vickery, Rachel Green, food critic Charles Campion as well as a host of locals who battled their way through the tastings. Having been a judge 2 years ago I know how difficult the task is and was more than happy this year to help on the hospitality side of things with Ruth Wakeling (from Bouverie Lodge Farm) !!
As in previous years Sysonby sponsored the accommodation for a number of the judges. We love being a part of such a great event. Jan the chef on duty the night everyone stayed was a bit worried with all the 'foodies' staying but I have to say she rose to the challenge and we had very positive feedback from all. It in on 24th April next year.