Estrella Damm - THE MEDITERRANEAN BEER
Since 1876, Estrella Damm has been synonymous with Barcelona, its taste infused with the city's unique cultural expression of food, art and life. Now, the beer from Barcelona is bringing the flavour long associated with the Mediterranean's cultural epicentre to UK shores. And in true Barcelona style it brings what no other lager does - a quintessential experience that evokes warm, laid-back summer evenings and a uniquely Mediterranean pace of life.
140 years ago, a young August K. Damm and his wife Melanie emigrated from Alsace to escape the Franco-Prussian war. Their journey took them to the Mediterranean to realize their dreams of doing what they did best: brewing beer. In 1876 they established their own brewery, having crafted a distinctive and evolved beer, suitable for warmer climates, so different to existing central European beers: The Mediterranean Lager.
To this day, Estrella Damm is brewed using their original 1876 recipe and only the best Mediterranean ingredients: barley malt, rice and hops. The quality of our ingredients is of the utmost importance and as such, we work closely with local Mediterranean farmers, supplying them with our carefully selected pure seed varieties. Our yeast is unique and it is stored under high security measures and our malt is processed to the strictest standards in our own malthouse, La Moravia.
It takes a minimum of 3 weeks for Estrella Damm to complete the fermentation and production process. This level of care and attention has been recognized through the acclaim and numerous awards won across the globe. Issues such as Oxidation and Microbiological Contamination are overcome by using the most modern packaging technology. And our brown bottle protects against ultraviolet radiation, this combined with appropriate cold storage ensures that the beer can be enjoyed as was intended: Mediterráneamente.
ESTRELLA DAMM PROPERTIES:Estrella Damm's brand ambassador, Ferran Adrià (the world's most award-winning chef) who has developed new brews such as Inedit, specifically created to accompany with food
Matthew Clark is proud to be sponsoring the National Restaurant Awards ‘Wine List of The Year Award'. Having been supplying customers in the on-trade for over 200 years ourselves, we know first-hand how challenging it can be.
At Matthew Clark, we know our customers have a choice which is why we all go the extra mile in everything that we do.
We have over 4,000 drink products from big brands to niche products including 1,200 wines, an extensive portfolio of spirits, soft drinks and our specialist Boutique Beers portfolio, plus a comprehensive range of cask ales.
We are also committed to delivering training and labour management support to give our customers tools to save their time and costs. In addition, we recognise the need for marketing and offer a dedicated Design Studio for bespoke point of sale and wine listing service plus ranging and merchandising advice.
At Matthew Clark, our ethos is a commitment to deliver whilst ensuring our customers are at the heart of our thinking.
It's not just our depth of on-trade experience, it's applying it to all that we do
That's why with Matthew Clark, the experience matters
"With a history dating back to 1783, Schweppes is a much loved brand which is instantly recognisable to consumers, and is a good choice for operators looking to make the most of the growing popularity of mixers. The brand has been trusted by The Royal Family since 1836* and is regularly voted as the best tasting classic mixer on the market by consumers and expert panels alike, most recent being The Times in August 2015. The brand also recently launched Schweppes Sparkling Juice Drinks to help licensees tap into the popularity of adult soft drinks. The new line-up includes Grapefruit & Blood Orange and Lemon & Elderflower variants, designed to cater for sophisticated palates and the growing trend in straight drinking. With only 20kcal per 100ml, the sparkling juice drinks are one of the lowest calorie options of their kind in the adult special sector."
Natural Mineral Water must come from a single protected source to ensure its purity and consistent mineral composition.
The source of Hildon Natural Mineral Water is a jewel that lies deep within the Test Valley in rural Hampshire.
The Hildon Estate comprises 180 acres of beautiful English countryside where hares bound, wild deer roam and birds of prey soar high above. Passionate about protecting our natural surroundings, we strive to keep the estate as environmentally friendly as possible.
The purity of the environment is reflected in our Natural Mineral Water giving a clean, well-balanced flavour that has become synonymous with fine dining, enhancing the food and wine it is shared with.
The exquisite taste of Hildon has won blind tastings conducted by the most refined palates, and for good reason. Hildon has been selected as winner of the Chefs' Choice Awards for four consecutive years (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016).
JUST EAT is the world's leading digital marketplace for takeaway food delivery, operating in 13 territories. Headquartered in London, they use proprietary technology to offer a quick and efficient digital ordering service for over 13.4 million consumers and over 61,000 takeaway restaurants. JUST EAT is a member of the FTSE 250 Index.
The global online takeaway market continues to grow as consumers become ever more demanding; wanting more choice and greater convenience. JUST EAT has been at the leading edge of developing and growing the online marketplace for takeaway food delivery as it responds to these changing trends.
JUST EAT has been operating in the UK for 10 years and is partnered with over 26,000 restaurants here. In 2015 they processed over 67 million orders on behalf of those restaurant partners from 7 million consumers.
Lavazza's mission is to bring the authentic Italian espresso experience to a global audience. For over 30 years Lavazza has devoted itself to gastronomy and product experimentation. Its training centre, founded in 1979 in Turin was the first espresso school in Italy and the company has now opened 50 further centres around the world. Italy's favourite coffee collaborates with high-profile chefs around the world, including Ferran Adrià, Carlo Cracco and Massimo Bottura. Furthering their devotion to the Haute Cuisine, Lavazza is honoured to be a partner of Slow Food UK, showing their commitment to food with a dedication to community and environment.
Drinking coffee outside the home is a part of everyday UK culture. This one-time nation of tea-drinkers now produces some of the best food in the world and has also developed an appreciation for great coffee. Lavazza's belief is that diners at top restaurants expect the coffee to be at least as good, if not better, than their coffee shop experience. As such, there is a risk that a sub-standard coffee at the end of a beautifully prepared meal can leave the customer with a bitter taste in their mouth. Lavazza believes capsule systems are the future when it comes to food service ensuring exceptional coffee is served consistently. Their BLUE capsule system produces an espresso that is unrivalled by any other method and is used by many top gastronomy restaurants including Nathan Outlaw in Rock, Cornwall, and L'Anima in London.
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Liberty Wines and Nyetimber
Providing exceptional service is at the heart of what Liberty Wines does. Its approach is simple: strive to supply the right wine to the right place at the right time and price. Awarded International Wine Challenge On-trade Supplier of the Year for seven years in succession, along with overall Trade Merchant of the Year in 2015, the company continues to invest in education and training for staff and customers, in the belief that increased knowledge improves service. Now in the third year sponsoring these awards, Liberty Wines is delighted to recognise those in the industry who also strive for outstanding service.
Nyetimber, the official Sparkling Wine partner of these awards, shares this pursuit of excellence. For over 25 years Nyetimber has had a single aim: to make the finest English sparkling wine, one to rival the very best in the world, including Champagne. A true pioneer, Nyetimber was the first producer of English sparkling wine to exclusively grow the three celebrated grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Nyetimber is made from one hundred percent estate-grown grapes and is regarded as England's finest sparkling wine, well deserving its place on the table of the country's finest dining establishments.
Geographically, Norway is one long coastline. So it's no surprise that we're a fishing nation. It's in our genes after all; plenty of our fathers and their fathers before them made their living at sea, and as children we grow up eating it. At the Norwegian Seafood Council, our job is to tell this story - and why we are one of the world's biggest and most sustainable producers of seafood. Our fish are precious. Over the centuries, their abundance has saved many a Norwegian's life along our long, remote coastline. We realised though, 25 years ago, that we needed to change how we looked after our fish. We introduced a ban on discarding fish that were dead or dying in 1987. It was part of a larger approach to cutting down the food we waste and the income we earn from our fish. Alongside the discard ban the measures we used then (and still use now) include mesh size, selectivity rules, restriction on the use of trawls and other gears, seasonal closures, by-catch rules and minimum sizes. Ultimately we created a system that spared recruits and undersized fish, and minimised any unwanted by-catch. That's why Norwegian Seafood Council are proud to be sponsoring the National Restaurant Awards ‘Sustainable Restaurant of the Year Award'.
OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 15 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 31,000 restaurants.
OpenTable powers great dining experiences by connecting restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table at over 4,000 of the best UK restaurants and helping restaurants deliver personalised hospitality to keep guests coming back. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations and enhance their service levels.
The OpenTable website and mobile apps enable diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus and other helpful information, and easily make an instantly confirmed booking. OpenTable also powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet's most popular global and local brands.
Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than 620 million diners around the world.
OpenTable is proud to be sponsoring the first Diners' Choice award. Many OpenTable diners consider themselves to be foodies - informed, adventurous and, above all, appreciative of unique dining experiences. The OpenTable ‘Fit For Foodies' Diners Choice award represents the combined opinions of more than 325,000 reviews submitted from verified OpenTable diners over the last year.
Ritter Fresh, part of Ritter Courivaud, is one of the UK's leading fine food wholesalers specialising in the very best fresh meat, fish and game. Sourcing from around the world, we have been proud suppliers of the best quality ingredients to the most prestigious restaurants and leading establishments in London, and the rest of the UK, for over 20 years.
Ritter Fresh is renowned for our extensive and diverse fish supply which includes day boat fish and shellfish such as langoustine, diver caught scallops, crabs, lobsters and cockles. This is complimented by an expertly source meat range. Many of our products are reared on small farms to breed the finest produce.