First he won over John, Gregg and the British public on MasterChef 2011 with his Japanese-inspired dishes, and last night Tim Anderson added another trophy to his cabinet after being crowned the Slider Decider 2014 champion.
Fifteen of the UK’s most talented and creative chefs took part in the bun fight at The Gun Docklands, but it was Anderson’s “Dalstonburg Disaster” that was crowned best of the bunch by judges Rebecca Seal of Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, acclaimed restaurant critic Tracey MacLeod from the Independent, London Evening Standard’s Food Editor Victoria Stewart and Editor of Restaurant magazine Stefan Chomka.
Anderson’s winning creation combined a host of impressive ingredients: a craft beer gua bao-style bun, Kewpee mayo and gochujang hispi cabbage slaw, aged mince with bone marrow and umami butter, craft beer burger cheese, brisket braised in craft beer, chipotle, and tonkotsu ramen broth, fried fermented onions, fermented heritage carrot and locally foraged seasonal nasturtium burger sauce. All served with a cronut hole and craft beer.
In second place was Jacques Fourie of Ember Yard with his hot smoked Iberico pork cheek, guindilla marmalade, lardo and fennel & watercress slaw slider. While Oscar Gomez Gomez from BRGR.CO came third with his butcher's cut slider with Blackstick's blue cheese and caramelised onion.
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