Probably the finest eateries in the world! Well certainly in the Kettering part of it!
Delighted to say that two of our Best of Kettering restaurants are shortlisted as finalists in the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards!
Both are in the category Restaurant of the Year of the awards that are now in their eighth year, are aimed at celebrating all that is great about local produce and drink, recognising excellence within the county’s dining venues and rewarding those who work so hard within the culinary sector.
Firstly is Olive in Corby,
Already an award winner in our Business of the Year Awards 2016 as 'Fine Dining Restaurant' in the UK. They are passionate about the quality of freshly cooked Mediterranean dishes, the Olive Restaurant and bar combines it's A la Carte and Meze menus in a new fine dining and lounge concept.
Next is The Plamichael in Burton Latimer, they have been a member of The Best of Kettering for the past 7 years and have always excelled in developing new dishes and sharing their experience to achieve the highest standard in Italian cuisine.
Having already been secretly assessed as part of the shortlisting process, the finalists will now be visited by two external Mystery Shoppers to score them on everything from staff knowledge of the menu, use of local ingredients, speed of service, and of course the quality of the food itself!
For obvious reasons, the identities of the Mystery Shoppers are being kept secret but the happy task has previously been performed by the likes of TV chef Sophie Grigson and the former editor of the Good Food Guide, Jim Ainsworth!
The winners and runners-up in those and indeed all eighteen categories of the Awards will be announced at the Awards Dinner taking place at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club on Thursday 3rd November.
These are two of the finalists and for more information about the awards just click this Food & Drinks Awards link.