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Cotswold House Chef Competition

Pictured above: (l-r) Lee Streeton, James Golding, Damian Clisby and Mark Hix

Pictured above: (l-r) Lee Streeton, James Golding, Damian Clisby and Mark Hix

The heat was on when four top British chefs sizzled in a celebrity cook-off at Cotswold House Hotel & Spa in Chipping Campden.

Diners turned out in force to experience the clash of the culinary titans as they pit their skills against each other for an evening of gourmet indulgence at the award-winning restaurant Juliana’s.

Damian Clisby, Executive Head Chef at Cotswold House Hotel welcomed TV celebrity chef Mark Hix, Savoy-trained Lee Streeton of Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair, and James Golding from Whitley Ridge Hotel, New Forest, to join him for the friendly challenge.

The result was gastronomic heaven, with guests revelling in the rarest of treats – an haute cuisine experience with each of the highly acclaimed chefs responsible for their own mouth-watering creation.

“This was a wonderful opportunity to experience superb food from the cream of British chef talent,” said Damian.

“Top chefs are always competitive and this was no exception, but it was done in the very best of humour.

“The atmosphere in both the kitchen and Juliana’s restaurant was fantastic and a great evening was had by all.”

Guests indulged in a variety of delicious dishes on Friday, including a starter of cured salmon with asparagus and fennel from Mark Hix, poached duck egg with nettle salad created by James Golding, and trinity burnt cream from Lee Streeton.

But it was Cotswold House Hotel’s very own Damian Clisby that triumphed with his tantalising main course – roast loin of Cornish lamb, Lebanese-spiced shoulder, aubergine and cumin, pine nut and red pepper jus.

“There will definitely be a round two,” added Damian.

“We’ve also proved that not all old sayings are correct – too many cooks don’t always spoil the broth.”

Article in association with Midlands Business News

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