The Priory Hotel in Dongara has been judged the winner of the inaugural WA’s Best Country Pub Steak Sandwich Competition following a cook off at Burswood Entertainment Complex today.
The Australian Hotels Association (WA), Tourism WA and The Swan Brewery have spent the last month searching regional WA for the State’s best Country Pub Steak Sandwich, which culminated in today’s Steak Sandwich Cook-Off at the AHA Hospitality Expo 08.
The Priory Hotel’s steak sandwich was judged the best of five finalists by a panel consisting of Tourism WA Chair Kate Lamont, Channel 7’s Rick Arden, the Court Hotel’s Bree Maddox and The Swan Brewery boss Frank Arangio.
“The steak sandwich is an Australian icon that can define, not only a hotel, but an entire region when locally-grown produce is used to create a culinary masterpiece,”said AHA (WA) CEO Bradley Woods.
“Every year we are going to search each of the State’s tourism regions to find thebest steak sandwich available at one of our great country pubs and I would like to congratulate the Priory Hotel for being adjudged our inaugural winner.”
Judging for “WA’s Best Country Pub Steak Sandwich” was based on a number of factors including the tenderness and quality of the steak, presentation, sauces,flavour, value for money and the quality of the sides that accompany the sandwich.
“This competition has been a great success and has showcased some truly honest, delicious steak sandwiches that have been created and prepared with great pride;”Mr Woods said.
“Each of the entrants was unique in regards to their presentation, ingredients and taste and highlighted the fact that you can go into any country pub in WA and enjoy some fresh, quality fare that has been produced with local ingredients.”
“I would like to congratulate all the finalists for presenting steak sandwiches of the highest quality, made with the freshest local ingredients from the regions they represent.”
Mr Woods also recognised the assistance of The Swan Brewery, which has joined the AHA and Tourism WA in finding the best steak sandwich in country WA.
“We want to encourage people to head into the regions and enjoy a great steaksandwich, which should be complimented with an ice-cold Swan Draught,” he said.
The five finalists were:
Earl of Spencer, Albany
Boab Inn, Derby
Priory Hotel, Dongara
The Corny Hotel, Narrogin
Mundaring Hotel, Mundaring
For further information please contactDoug White, AHA Manager Media and Public Affairs 0403 801 260 or 9321 7701