Finals of the Ibérica Tapas Recipe Competition with Action Against Hunger

Your Recipe Against Hunger Competition 25 November – 31 December 2014
The Winner is announced

Authentic Spanish restaurant Ibérica raised awareness and funds for humanitarian charity Action Against Hunger, by offering consumers the opportunity to have their very own tapas recipe included on Ibérica’s menu.

The Tapas Showdown

On 19 January Ibérica Canary Wharf hosted the final of ‘Your Recipe Against Hunger’. After reviewing over 90 recipes, the five talented finalists were shortlisted and they presented their original tapas dishes to an impressive panel of judges, including Olive magazine Editor Christine Hayes, The London Evening Standard’s Comment Editor and wine critic Andrew Neather and renowned Spanish chefs Jose Pizarro and Esther Manzano. Consumers also sampled the dishes alongside the judges at the sold-out event.

Winning Dish

The finalists hailed from Spain, Manchester, London and Oxfordshire and enjoyed a tight competition. Daniel Lopez was crowned winner of the competition for his Horse Mackerel ‘Escabeche’. As part of his prize Daniel will fly to Asturias, Spain and visit Ibérica’s Executive Head Chef Nacho Manzano’s two Michelin starred restaurant Casa Marcial.

A Worthy Cause

A grand total of £4,000 was raised on the night, through ticket sales and a raffle. Daniel’s winning dish will feature as a special on Ibérica’s menu from 15 February – 15 April 2015, with £1 from each dish sold being donated to help support Action Against Hunger’s lifesaving projects.

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Ibérica Restaurants

Award winning Ibérica continues to bring only the very best in Spanish gastronomy, wine and culture to the UK through their restaurants.

Guests will consistently experience the passion and expertise of Ibérica’s Michelin starred Executive Head Chef Nacho Manzano, through the ever-evolving and authentic menus at all of the Ibérica restaurants. Manzano ensures only the highest -uality ingredients imported from carefully selected Spanish producers are used.

No Ibérica is the same, each restaurant has been carefully designed and created to showcase a different and genuine Spanish experience. For a late night cocktail, head to Ibérica Farringdon; to enjoy the alfresco terrace atmosphere found in Madrid check out Ibérica La Terraza and escape from the rush of city life at Ibérica Canary Wharf.

For the biggest selection of Spanish cheese and cured meats head to the delicatessen at Ibérica Marylebone and for mains that offer a modern twist on tradition dishes visit Ibérica Spinningfields.

Nacho Manzano and César García work tirelessly to bring guests -uality dishes, with a meticulous attention to detail demonstrated throughout the menu development process, for the maximum benefit of guests.

To begin, Ibérica forges close and personal relationships with producers across Spain, enabling the restaurant to secure ingredients of the best -uality and best value, which Ibérica is committed to sharing with customers.

The team then invest time reviewing and revising dishes over a series of tastings, to ensure that the final dishes meet the exceptional standards that Ibérica Restaurants prides itself on.

Ibérica runs a series of master classes to further educate consumers on its authentic Spanish produce. From ham carvings to sherry tastings, the master classes welcome a variety of award-winning suppliers from Spain, sharing the secrets and passions of their brands.

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Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger is a humanitarian organisation with a vision to end world hunger. Their vision is a world in which children and adults have sufficient food and water, e-uitable access to resources that sustain life and are able attain these with dignity.

Action Against Hunger are trying to put a stop to malnourishment and provide access to safe drinking water in a sustainable way. With 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programmes helping over / million people in more than 45 countries.

Fundraising enables Action Against Hunger to address hunger and malnutrition by providing access to food, water, medicine and other essential items. In the long-term donations enable teams to help people and communities regain self- sufficiency and autonomy.