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Sponsoring Gastro Pub of the Year
Established in 1876, Estrella Damm is an award-winning, premium pale lager known internationally as the "Beer of Barcelona". An authentic imported Spanish lager, Estrella Damm is the stylish, vibrant and passionate beer for those who want to enjoy the taste of Barcelona's nightlife, sunshine, fun, culture and sports.
Estrella Damm is brewed with only 100% natural ingredients, including pearl rice, a very Mediterranean ingredient that characterizes Estrella's flavour. Estrella Damm is light and refreshingly drinkable with a perfect balance between fresh grainy malt and subtle fruit, rounded off with a peppery bitterness and a clean finish, designed to complement any Tapas dish.
Marchesi de' Frescobaldi
Sponsoring Wine List of the Year
MARCHESI DE' FRESCOBALDI - 700 YEARS OF GREAT TUSCAN WINES
A Florentine family with thirty generations dedicated to the production of great Tuscan wines from five estates in Tuscany. Imported and distributed in the UK by Hallgarten Druitt, the Frescobaldi style brings together culture, tradition and innovation. With the goal of being the most prestigious Tuscan wine producer, Frescobaldi firmly believes in respecting the local land, focusing on the highest quality production and investing in communications and personnel. Their land spans the Chianti district stretching from Pomino DOC into Brunello di Montalcino and Morellino di Scansano. The family's experience, passion and love for Tuscany guarantees the quality and unique personality of each wine. Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of the world's greatest wine producing families.
Sponsoring Chefs' Chef of the Year
Ritter Courivaud is delighted to be sponsoring the 2013 National Restaurant Awards.
Ritter Courivaud has been supplying quality ingredients to the top restaurants for over 80 years. Our mission is to source the finest ingredients from across the world and to bring real innovation to the market.
With our continuous focus on offering products that will aid the chef and patissier to produce the finest dishes, we are thrilled to be involved with this most fitting and prestigious awards evening.
We wish success to all the entrants and look forward to congratulating the winner.
Speyside Glenlivet is one of the purest naturally sourced mineral waters in the world. Sourced from the highest, naturally occurring spring in the UK on the Crown Estate of Glenlivet in Moray, the water has an unusually low, balanced, mineral content which cleanses and refreshes the palate, making it the ideal accompaniment to fine dining.
Sponsoring the Regional Awards
Renowned for its unique purity and soft refreshing taste, Speyside Glenlivet allows the true flavours of fine food and wine to shine through. It is served in an impressive roll call of fine dining establishments throughout the world including Le Gavroche, The Ledbury, The Corinthia Hotel, Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley and The Kitchin. Championed by top chefs including Michel Roux Junior, Martin Wishart and Tom Kitchin, Speyside Glenlivet is available exclusively to the on trade in two varieties, Perfectly Still and Lightly Sparkling.
Sustainable Restaurant Association
Sponsoring Sustainable Restaurant of the Year
Established in 2010, the Sustainable Restaurant Association is a not-for-profit membership organisation helping restaurants become more sustainable and diners make more sustainable choices when dining out. We help our member restaurants source food more sustainably, manage resources more efficiently and work more closely with their communities. We work with restaurants of all types - from high street chains to local independents, from Michelin starred restaurants to street food caterers, from large hotels to gastro-pubs, from contract caterers to take aways - and our members cover the length and breadth of the UK. Our Sustainability Rating system means diners can choose a restaurant that matches their sustainability priorities, and features alongside Giles Coren's restaurant reviews every Saturday in the Times and in Harden's online and printed restaurant guides. We recognise restaurants as one, two or three star sustainability champions depending on how they rate against a wide range of criteria covering 14 areas of sustainability.
We campaign on important issues such as food waste, have developed accredited sustainability training, work with sustainable suppliers through our Approved Supplier system and provide a range of consultancy services, but our core focus is to support our members on their journey of sustainability. We know that diners want restaurants to take their environmental and social responsibilities more seriously and the SRA is here to help restaurants to meet that challenge. It makes sense for the environment, but it also makes sense for business.
Official Meat Supplier
Official Coffee Supplier
Established in 1895, Lavazza is leader in the Italian retail market and one of the most important roasters in the world. For over 30 years Lavazza has had prestigious collaborations with Slow Food, the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy and internationally renowned chefs such as Ferran Adrià, Massimo Bottura, Carlo Cracco and Davide Oldani. Lavazza's presence at the main events dedicated to the haute cuisine and on the menus of the most exclusive restaurants is a major achievement for a company whose primary mission is to spread real Italian espresso around the world.
Mövenpick Ice Cream
Inspiring chefs with its luxurious ice-creams and sorbets, Mövenpick Ice Cream is proud to sponsor this year's National Restaurant Awards. Featuring classics such as Vanilla Dream and Swiss Chocolate, as well as more gastronomic options including Espresso Croquant Ice Cream and Pear Sorbet, Mövenpick Ice Cream aims to encourage innovation with its selection of over 30 gourmet flavours. With its Swiss heritage at the heart of product development for more than 50 years, our passion for perfection can be tasted in all Mövenpick recipes. The finest naturally sourced ingredients the world has to offer, from classic Bourbon vanilla seeds from Madagascar to hand made caramel pieces from Basel, are combined with luxurious Swiss cream to create an unbeatably smooth and delicate texture, giving chefs a brand that delivers the quality and presence to stand alone or as an accompaniment they can be proud to serve.