London’s Best Bun Fight…The Slider Decider 2015
Thursday 4th June
Patties are being prepped and brioche baked – battle is about to commence for London’s tastiest tournament, The Slider Decider – and you can be front and centre for all the meaty mayhem.
On Thursday 4th June, some of the UK’s most talented and creative chefs will gather at The Gun, Docklands to showcase their slider skills and discover who deserves the ultimate title of Slider Decider Champion 2015.
Tickets to attend the culinary battle of the summer cost £20 and include a Camden Hells lager and two of The Gun’s own sliders. Throughout the evening select contestants from the heats will be holding live demos giving guests the chance to taste their signature slider creations!
From the huge number of entrants that fought to make the shortlist, 16 have been selected including last year’s returning champ Tim Anderson who is hoping to hold onto his crown with his “Wasted Away Again in Umcheesoville” creation.
Other innovative and downright delicious creations are coming from:
Soft-‐shell crab spider slider – fried soft-‐shell crab, snow crab and spicy mayonnaise dipped in crab bisque
Iberica Surf ‘n’ Turf burger – smoked burger bun, secreto Iberico pork patty, squid tallarines, crispy kale, corn mustard, beetroot ketchup and San Simon cheese
BLC Slider with a Holy F**k Mayonnaise, using Sillfield Farm bacon and Holy F**k sauce from The Rib Man
Beef ‘pan con chicharron’ – aged beef patty, demi brioche bun, pork belly chicharron, aji amarillo mayonnaise, mature Cheddar and avocado
Ramen Slider – crispy noodle bun, chuck beef and pork fat patty, cheese, softshell crab, mizuna, chipotle relish and ginger chilli mayo
(see below for the full list of 16 finalists and their entries)
These, and all the other worthy finalists, will fight it out from 6.30pm onwards (doors open at 6pm) in the award-winning Gun’s newly-updated outside space, The Spritz Shack, overlooking the Thames, in front of food fans from across the city and a stellar line-up of judges: acclaimed Sunday Telegraph restaurant critic Zoe Williams, creator of the Mr Hyde National Burger Day Jonathan Pile, Metro restaurant critic Andy Lynes and Editor of Pub & Bar magazine Tristan O’Hana.
Advance purchase of tickets is essential, so to ensure you don’t miss out on the barbecuing, frying and sliding shenanigans just contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7515 5222.
The Gun, 27 Coldharbour, Docklands, London E14 9NS
T: 020 7515 5222
For all enquiries or to make your reservation just contact Madlen, Events Manager: 07872 456 116 / 020 7515 5222 option 4 email@example.com
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27 Coldharbour, Docklands, London E14 9NS
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Full list of finalists:
Bone Daddies Tom Moxon
Ramen Slider – crispy noodle bun, chuck beef and pork fat patty, cheese, softshell crab, mizuna, chipotle relish and ginger chilli mayo.
Bonnie Gull Luke Robinson
Sweet and sour tomato brioche bun, vodka siphon battered turbot, red gem Isle of Wight tomato, chargrilled jalepeno mayonnaise, salt & pepper Channel squid rings, served with a Bonnie Mary cocktail, Portland Pearl Oyster Chaser
Boom Burger Josh De Lisser
The classic Boom Burger with cheese, bacon jam and Scotch bonnet secret recipe mayo
Brew Scott Cousins
Brew Hellfire -‐ Moroccan spiced lamb patty with lime pickle mayo, crispy fried onions, guindilla pepper, harissa yoghurt cheese & bone marrow infused brioche
Joe’s Southern Kitchen Trevor Tobin
Short rib juicy Lucy burger, red Leicester cheese, fried meatloaf, green tomato chutney, smoked bacon sauce and dijonnaise in a brioche bun
Dirty Bones James Dibb
The Dirty Porker: pressed ham hock & charred pepper patty, ume shiso, mustard cream cheese, pork crackling, sour pickled slaw, Coca Cola fluid gel. Served in a chipotle & paprika dusted brioche bun
Ember Yard Dave Lee
Smoked duck neck and morcilla burger with crispy egg yolk and brandied Spanish onions
Heddon Street Kitchen Maria Tampakis
Pork crackling and smoked bourbon glaze with mustard slaw, roasted Dingly Dell pork belly thinly sliced and smothered in house made smoked bourbon glaze, topped off with homemade coleslaw of red onion, cabbage and carrots with a wholegrain mustard mayo
Hixter Bankside Jim Abbott
BLC Slider with a Holy Fuck Mayonnaise, using Silfield Farm bacon and Holy Fuck Sauce from The Rib Man
Iberica Brais Fernandez
Iberica Surf ‘n’ Turf burger -‐ smoked burger bun, secreto Iberico pork patty, squid tallarines, crispy kale, corn mustard, beetroot ketchup and San Simon cheese
Maze Grill Park Walk Owen Sullivan
Soft-shell crab spider slider: fried soft-‐shell crab, snow crab and spicy mayonnaise dipped in crab bisque
Nanban Tim Anderson
Wasted Away Again in Umecheesoville – Double sesame rice flour brioche, Māyu mayo, pickled lettuce, half-baked tomato, green shiso, chuck and chicken liver patty basted in nori-shiitake butter, three cheese potato korokke with Quaver crust, umeboshi ketchup, served with a shot of shochu
Pachamama Adam Rawson
Beef ‘pan con chicharron’ -‐ Aged beef patty, demi brioche bun, pork belly chicharron, aji amarillo mayonnaise, mature cheddar, avocado
Source Matt Tarantini
35 day aged beef, minced from rib eye cap and rump, seasoned with a special spice blend, grilled medium and gratinated with a mixture of stilton and comte cheeses. Served on a buttermilk bap with a black pudding and bourbon sauce, pickled beetroot and rocket leaves.
The Rum Kitchen David Mattias
Rum smoked brioche bun, 1yr old smoked Scotch bonnet sauce, Jamican dashi brined chicken oysters, pickled callaloo fluid gel, freezedried lime and rum chicken skin, thyme infused chicken fat mayo