“This year the awards had their biggest ever response with some 7000 public votes being placed for the best restaurant and pub!”
The year is rolling on. This week, I’ve gathered a bumper harvest of pears and figs from our fruit trees; we’ve taken our son back to uni for another year; our daughter’s started panto rehearsals (“Oh yes she has!”) - I’ve even sneaked the heating on a couple of evenings. And, of course, we’ve celebrated at the EDP Norfolk Food and Drink Awards 2015 gala night. It’s always a big part of the autumn calendar for the hundreds of people involved across the county, from finalists to sponsors and from us as hosts at the awards ceremony to our brilliant readers who kicked off the whole process back in the spring by nominating their favourites. This year, in fact, the awards had their biggest ever response with some 7000 public votes being placed for the best restaurant and pub! Take a look at our coverage of the awards ceremony, on pages 141 to 149, to see if your foodie faves are winners.
This month we’re telling you about another special way to enjoy great food with good friends - and at the same time help a very important charity that does great work in Norfolk. Marie Curie’s Dinner Down Memory Lane is a super idea to get us all sharing a meal and some happy memories to raise money to help the charity continue its support for people living with terminal illnesses and their families. Indeed, at the food awards Marie Curie was boosted by almost £900 given in donations for a raffle to win the brilliant Norfolk’s Own Cookbook: Everything Stops for Tea, co-written by our very own food columnist Mary Kemp, which is supporting the charity too.
Enjoy the very best of the autumn - especially if you’re able to make the most of our harvest of good food to help this great cause.