THERE’S going to be a right royal battle in Queen’s Park in the southside of Glasgow this Saturday, though this time around Mary Queen of Scots is nowhere to be seen – because this time it’s Chef Wars!
The brainchild of Domenico Del Priore, co-owner of award-winning eatery, Cookie, Chef Wars is a monthly event pitting three volunteer cooks against each other to be judged on the night by customers.
Says a spokesperson: “But this time around there’s a twist as the ‘war’ moves to a real battlefield and Cookie goes head to head with The Sisters restaurant to find out who will be crowned the first ever Queen’s Park Chef Wars champion.”
Mr Del Priore said: “Taking place at the regular Queen’s Park Farmer’s Market, this special chef wars event will see chefs from both restaurants running through the farmer’s market to choose meat and veg before crossing knives in the kitchen.
“Onlookers will be invited to sample the fare and choose the winning contestant.
“We hope to make this a regular event where we demonstrate the potential of the great Scottish produce on offer at the twice-monthly farmer’s market.
“At Cookie, we think markets offer an important alternative to supermarket shopping. We think the market should expand and provide a wider offering, making it not just a farmer’s market but an alternative source of food for local residents so we were really excited when we were contacted by Graham Wallace of City Markets to assist in his efforts to promote the market.”
Mr Del Priore hopes to start offering Queen’s Park farmer’s market stall holders shelf space at Cookie to allow customers access to a more regular supply of fresh produce.
The battle of Langside was fought on Queen’s Park and surrounding areas on 13 May 1568 between the forces of Mary Queen of Scots and the Regent Moray and marked the Queen’s final defeat in Scotland.
Chef Wars featuring Cookie vs The Sisters takes place at Queen’s Park Farmer’s Market on Saturday 16th October from 10am till 1pm.
Recently named Glasgow Newcomer of the Year 2010, for breaking the mould of local eating and drinking, Cookie is based at 72 Nithsdale Road, Pollokshields, Glasgow. For further information about Cookie and future events log on to www.cookiescotland.com or check it out on facebook.
For further information please contact Domenico Del Priore on tel 0141 423 1411
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Date 14 October 2010.
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