Pub restaurant chain Chef & Brewer has named the winner in its Perfect Pie competition, which gave guests the chance to create a new pie for the menu.
‘Ultimate Venison Pie,’ created by Marcus Ball from Nottingham, will feature on Chef & Brewer’s seasonal menu to celebrate British Pie Week in 2013 after winning a public vote on the Spirit Pub Company brand’s Facebook page.
His recipe, which includes venison, bacon, wild mushrooms and garlic with light soy sauce, came out on top from 230 entries after fans voted in their hundreds for the pie.
Marcus also claimed a family meal at his local Chef & Brewer, The Hutt in Ravenshead, Nottingham, and a foodie weekend break for two.
Kevin Woodyet, Chef & Brewer’s Menu Development Chef, said: “This is the first time that Chef & Brewer has launched a menu innovation contest of this kind and we were delighted with the response.
“Guest feedback is extremely important when developing our menus so it was fitting that we let our Facebook fans choose the winner. Marcus’s recipe was a clear favourite from hundreds of entries and we are looking forward to introducing it to our seasonal menu during British Pie Week in 2013.”
Chef & Brewer is a brand from Spirit Pub Company which owns and operates 790 managed pubs throughout the UK.