The Tempest Arms at Elslack hold an annual chutney festival and this years event will be on the 17th October 2009 from 10.30am. They quote the ethos of the festival as “Impress us with your scrumptious, ‘finger-licking’ chutneys. Help us promote a British Tradition – whilst supporting freshly grown produce and no waste approach to eating – the only additives permitted are ‘sunshine & rain’.”
I have applied for an entry and have been sent a very smart label to apply to my jar, any type of chutney is permissible so long as it is your own homemade produce. I have a couple of different versions made up now and need to decide which is going to make my entry, simple homegrown beetroot & apple chutney is in pole position at the moment.
If you would like to enter contact Anne at the Tempest Arms on 01282 842450 for an entry form or see website for more info www.tempestarms.co.uk Entries to be completed and returned with your “Chutney Contributions” by Wednesday the 14th October 2009. Terms & Conditions: All exhibits to be made by the exhibitor and must be homemade, We trust you!!! No M&S contributions please!!!
The Tempest is a gem of a pub on the outskirts of Skipton and was recently nominated in the Great British Pub Awards in the “Best Food Pub” category. Following regional judging The Tempest Arms has been named as the Best Food Pub in Yorkshire and went on to win the National Award at the Finals in London on the 9th September, praise indeed.
My homegrown beetroot chutney didn’t win! and I don’t have the full results but a spicy pear chutney from Relish Deli in Grassington did win Best in Show! congratulations…..
More info from Anne at The Tempest Arms regarding the Chutney Festival results :-
- Angus McMillan – winner of the ‘Budding Chefs’ – Very Spicy Tomato. Judges Comments – Good Chutney for the brave!
- Joe Lodge – winner of ‘Chutney Charlies’ (Mens) & Overall Winner – A Spicey Pear – superb! Glossy and plumptuous!
- Rev’d Chris Sterry – winner of the ‘Clergy’ category – with Plum, Grape & Tamarins – Good effort – interesting mix of flavours.
- Daniel Cramphorn – winner of ‘Child’s Play’ – age 6 – Spicy Tomato & Apple – the judges wanted to know if he was ready for an apprenticeship!
- Stuart Hill – winner of the ‘Chefs’ category – Really good – we need to know more! – and received a special mention.
- Angela Wade – winner of ‘Chutney Charlotte’ category – with a Cucumber chutney – Fabulous! Mellow and Wonderful – An all round chutney that can be used with everything – can we have the recipe.
The Judges commented that the standard of chutneys were excellent this year – and look forward to more tastings next October!! The bread and pizza making proved really popular with the children as did the cup-cake decorating!!