Nick Cracks the Scotch Egg Challenge

Princess Victoria's head chef scoops top prize in annual contest

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Nick Maloney, head chef of Shepherd’s Bush pub and dining room, the Princess Victoria, has scooped top prize in the Scotch Egg Challenge 2015, which took place on October 20 at the Canonbury pub in Islington.

Nick was crowned winner of the unconventional egg category for his Thai Scotch Egg with fish and soy sauce, chilli, coriander, lemongrass, Tamworth Park, galangal and nori seaweed.

Thai Scoth Egg

Over 20 chefs and restaurants took part in this, the fifth Scotch Egg Challenge, with both traditional  and unconventional takes on the classic tasted and tested by both the public and an expert judging panel, including food critic Fay Maschler, chef Henry Harris, food editor Bob Granleese and journalists Hugh Wright and Zoe Williams.

This is the second triumph this autumn for the Uxbridge Road pub - a former Victorian gin palace. It was named the London County Dining Pub of the Year in the latest edition of the Good Pub Guide.

Celebrating their latest win, they say: " The winning egg - a Legbar hen's egg wrapped in nori seaweed with Tamworth pork, a cashew and panko bread crumb and shavings of lime zest - will be available on our bar snack menu until the end of November.

" So if you weren't able to make it to the competition, don't despair - pop down and try our award-winning egg!"

October 26, 2015

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