We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on our website. Please see our Cookies Policy for further information.

And the winner is … Heritage Tomato Essence

In a field of starters like Beef Carpaccio with lobster, Egg yolk ravioli and a celebration of Asparagus, Heritage Tomato Essence was the real underdog of the pack. A seemingly unassuming dish that glorified the tomato for many might be bland or maybe even unimaginative but the name did not give away the delight that was to come. With surprise consommés and flavoursome cheesy foams this dish completely stole the show. We won’t reveal too much about it because we don’t want to spoil the surprise at the banquet but it was even hailed by a tomato sceptic. 

It was a very successful afternoon and we look forward to seeing whether our guests at the banquet agree with our judges choices and are equally as surprised by the dish. A big thank you to Jess and Nicki from CFA UK for helping out other judges John Beattie, Nick Parker, ICAEW’s Vice President, and Richard Davis.

To find out more about what our judges thought of each dish and to follow how Great City Chefs progresses follow us on twitter @onemoorgate and use #OMPgcc or follow us on Instagram @onemoorgate 



See all the pictures from yesterday's starter round with our first twitter moment!