To celebrate bubbledogs’ 4th birthday, we invited some of London’s finest chefs to compete for the title of top dog at our augural Hot Dog Challenge.
Battling it out on the night included, James Lowe of Michelin-starred Lyle’s, Jonny Lake & Matt Larcombe from The Crown at Bray, José Pizarro, Tomos Parry from Kitty Fishers, Lee Tiernan of Black Axe Mangal, Shake Shack’s Mark Roasati, Mark Dobbie from Som Saa, Robin Gill from The Dairy, Magnus Reid of Legs and John Walton of Number 6 in Padstow.
Sitting on the judging panel for the night included rock ‘n’ roll restaurateur Scott Collins, chef and food writer Olia Hercules, Bloomberg’s longstanding restaurant critic Richard Vines and renowned gastrophile Skinny Bib, alongside Ed Smith and Jemma Wilson from Crumbs and Doilies.
1st Jonny Lake & Matt Larcombe – The Crown at Bray
2nd Robin Gill – The Dairy
3rd Lee Tiernan – Black Axe Mangal
A massive thanks to our chefs and their teams, judges, MC for the night Missy Flynn and all the supporters on the night, that helped us raise £965 for James’ trek around Ethiopia in support of Action Against Hunger.
Also a huge thanks to our event sponsors: Chase Distillery, The Bread Factory, Fields, Morris & Verdin, Franconian Sausage Company and 40FT Brewery. Check out our facebook page to see pics from all the action – See you all next year!
If you were sadly not able to make it this year and would like to show your support you can donate via the link below:
Being married to a chef, Sandia doesn’t get fancy meals at home. Chefs don’t cook on their days off! So, like most people they often get takeaways and deliveries on they nights off. But picking the right wine for their greasy Chinese is still very important. After all, the concept of bubbledogs, came from having takeaway pizzas with friends in New York and drinking some amazing wines, just like an episode of Friends – Sandia picks out her favourite wines to go with your classic take aways, that beats any Michelin star meal, for her October Red Online column.