The 17th September will see the third Scotch Egg Challenge at The Ship Wandsworth and this year it’s teamed up with humanitarian charity Action Against Hunger to hold a two and a half day online auction eggs-travaganza.
Guaranteed to bring the egg-citement to the boil by raising the stakes higher than ever, from midnight on the 17th until midday on Friday 20th the charity auction will give Scotch egg enthusiasts the chance to bid for their favourite yolky creations from some of the UK’s leading establishments – including the as yet unknown winner of the Scotch Egg Challenge. With a dozen eggs donated by over 30 restaurants and pubs, including the 22 Challenge finalists, eggs-uberant fans can battle online to secure their lot; with all proceeds going to Action Against Hunger.
Pick from cutting-edge concoctions from the likes of Whyte and Brown; Fino; The British Larder; Duck & Waffle; The Modern Pantry; Cinnamon Club and last year’s Challenge winner the Bladebone Inn. Using eggs from gulls to quails, wrapped in everything from customary sausage meat to smoked venison, salt cod béchamel, wild boar, confit duck meat and waffle crumbs, who will egg-cel in the bidding war and who will be left shell-shocked?
For those who’d like to see the live action, head to The Ship on the eve of the Challenge and scramble for a taster as the panel – including celebrity chefs Gizzi Erskine and Eric Lanlard, Kevin Love (Head Chef at Heston Blumenthal’s Michelin-starred The Hind’s Head), and Stefan Chomka (Deputy Editor of Restaurant magazine) – decide which egg should be crowned the nation’s best.
But either way, don’t miss out – put all your eggs in one basket and bid for the best at www.scotcheggchallenge.org! The website goes live on 17th September 2013.
For more news and updates, read The Ship’s blog at www.theship.co.uk/blog and follow the action on Twitter at #ScotchEggChallenge @ACF_UK @ShipWandsworth.