The humble Scotch egg; loved and appreciated by many a hungry Brit at lunchtime or in the pub at just about any time, there isn’t much else we require for such a classic. Until now. Returning for its sixth year, the Scotch Egg Challenge will be coming to The Canonbury Tavern in Islington in eggtraordinary style.
Shortlisted contestants will compete in two categories, Conventional and Unconventional. Chefs from Ealing Park Tavern and The Rat Inn will take part in the Traditional Egg category, paying homage to the classic Scotch Egg, whilst chefs from The Cinnamon Collection and Tang will be battling it out in the Unconventional Egg category. Apart from containing a whole egg, the Unconventional category has no other specifications, allowing for a number of weird and wonderful adaptations to the snack, resulting in many memorable winners including 2015’s Thai Scotch egg.
Food writer and journalist Joe Warwick returns to compere the evening, with 15 chefs from across the country battling it out to be crowned supreme egg champion by an expert panel of judges. Entrants are judged on three categories – taste, texture and appearance – with Evening Standard food critic Fay Maschler, Guardian food writer and Chef Rosie Sykes, Ben Chapman of Smoking Goat and Restaurant Magazine’s Stefan Chomka casting their votes for the best yolks in a mad scramble for the top two spots.
A must-see (and taste) event for any foodie fan, there’s enough Scotch eggs to keep the audience eggstatic. Trust us, you’ll be eggshausted by the finale.
The Scotch Egg Challenge is taking place on Wednesday 8th February 2017 at The Canonbury Tavern, Islington