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Cooking up a real storm at Manchester Food and Drink Awards
12:09pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
TWO businesses have “tasted” more success by scooping major accolades in the Manchester Food and Drink Festival awards.
Ramsons restaurant in Market Place, Ramsbottom, won the “Truly Good Food” title while the Hearth of the Ram, in Peel Brow, was awarded ”Food Pub of the Year”.
The winners were announced at a gala dinner at Manchester Town Hall on Monday.
Ramsons has won numerous awards since it opened nearly 30 years ago by Chris Johnson. In 2011, it lifted the festival’s “restaurant of the year” title while the business has been listed in the Waitrose Good Food Guide for the past 27 years. Mr Johnson singled out chef and co-director Louise Varley for special praise for the quality of ingredients brought into the He said: “The reason I believe that we actually won this award is because of Louise who was appointed chef in March.
“She seriously appreciates the quality of the ingredients that we have available and translates this food into taste which means every plate coming back into the kitchen is empty.”
The Hearth of the Ram is owned by Euan Watkins and wife Dena.
He said: “We have had a fantastic couple of weeks; The Good Food Guide, Michelin Bib Gourmand and now best food pub in Greater Manchester.
“They are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our great team who all come from the local area. We are passionate about what we do — fine local seasonal produce and great friendly service.
“This award means so much as it was voted for by our customers and industry peers.”
Also among the award winners was former Bury Times columnist Mary-Ellen McTague who scooped the coveted Chef of the Year title. She and husband Laurence Tottingham run the Aumbry restaurant in Church Lane, Prestwich.
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