Three further restaurants have been shortlisted for the Caterer and Hotelkeeper Menu of the Year Catey 2014, sponsored by Quorn.
The menus, selected from the Menuwatch pages of Caterer over the past three months, are from the Black Swan at Oldstead (29 November 2013), Sosban & The Old Butchers (13 December 2013) and Gymkhana (20 December 2013). They join Restaurant Story, Grain Store, Paesan, Launceston Place, Hartnett Holder & Co and the Boundary, which were shortlisted earlier this year.
They were judged on innovation within the price bracket of that particular establishment or contract; good use of seasonal produce on the menu; creativity of the dishes being served; careful marrying of textures and flavours of the component ingredients; value for money; and seeing the menu or selection of dishes, would you be tempted to eat there.
The full shortlist of 12 menus will be revealed next May, and will be judged ahead of the annual Catey awards, to take place in July 2014.
The nine shortlisted menus: