Food & Drink Awards 2013

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January 2013

Lincolnshire Life is once again proud to be associated with the Select Lincolnshire Food & Drink Awards.
This celebration of the county’s stars of the food and hospitality industry will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Lincoln on Thursday 7th February where the prestigious Select Lincolnshire Food and Drink Awards and Lincolnshire Life’s ‘Taste of Excellence’ County Cuisine Awards will be presented.

The competition judges are out and about sampling the best three establishments in the three categories of the Lincolnshire Life County Cuisine Awards: House of Townend Best Restaurant; Tastes of Lincolnshire Best Pub Food and Heart of Gold Best Tearoom or Coffee Shop. All of the finalists will be invited to the glittering awards ceremony. Lincolnshire Life is delighted to be associated with this event in partnership with Select Lincolnshire who will be presenting their own Food and Drink Awards 2013 alongside the Lincolnshire Life County Cuisine Awards.

Tickets are now on sale for the event. Guest speaker will be Sophie Wells, gold medallist Paralympian and Lincolnshire Sports Personality of the Year, who will both entertain and inspire guests with her recollections of London 2012 and the story of her admirable journey to Olympic success.

The DoubleTree by Hilton will serve a stunning locally sourced fine dining menu to the 200 guests of the Lincolnshire food scene; and Select Lincolnshire are pleased to be working with new head chef, Phil Hanson to create a showcase of the county’s finest cuisine.

Headline sponsors Lincolnshire Co-operative return with the eagerly anticipated People’s Choice Award for 2013. This year’s voting opens this month and runs for two weeks. All Select Lincolnshire members are included in the poll – and the public will be urged to vote online for their favourite Select Lincolnshire member! 2012 saw a closely fought contest, with some great Twitter campaigning. Piper’s Crisps were voted The People’s Choice 2012. Voters should follow hashtag for #LFDA13 for more details.

Tickets are now on sale for 7th February and prices have been held at the 2012 rates of £50 per person and £450 per table of ten (10% discount). The Awards are open to all those involved in the county’s food industry. Last year’s event sold out very quickly and organisers would advise you to reserve your ticket quickly to ensure availability.

Tickets can be ordered from Baybury Marketing Solutions: Contact Hayley Bury 01522 823784 /

The evening starts at 7.30pm and is a ‘black tie’ occasion.

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VOTING NOW OPEN for the Taste of Excellence Food and Drink Awards 2021! Categories:Restaurant of the YearWhere do you head for that special celebration and outstanding fine dining?Best Dining Pub of the YearWhere can you rely on a friendly welcome, some fantastic food, great drinks and that sense of a business in the heart of the community?Tea or Coffee Shop of the YearFrom a leisurely morning pick-me-up, a chatty meet-up with friends or light lunch to an afternoon tea treat, these businesses with their innovative services have kept spirits high.Hotel of the YearWhere have you wallowed in luxury and comfort for your holiday, wedding or special occasion?Bed & Breakfast of the YearWe are looking for charming and hospitable hosts whose premises offer outstanding levels of comfort and breakfast choices.Self Catering Establishment of the YearWhere have you found a home from home which is your secret escape in Lincolnshire?Producer of the YearTell us your favourite ingredient, product or brand which is ‘Made in Lincolnshire’.Drinks Product of the YearTea, coffee or an artisan tipple – sales have soared recently. Which is your local favourite?Best Cakes or Bakes of the YearCake makers and bakers have been an inspiration.Best Sweet Treat of the YearWhether yours be chocolate, fudge, marshmallows or jams we need your nominations.Best Independent Farm or Local Shop of the YearLocally yours, these businesses have continued providing innovative services and quality products on your doorstep.Best Newcomer of the YearWho or which new business has made their mark and overcome the challenges in recent times.We need your nominations - To vote go to ... See MoreSee Less

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