The winners of the 2021 WA’s Best Steak Sandwich Competition have been decided, with The Bayview Bar in Bunbury being crowned the winner of the regional WA category, while C.Y. O'Connor Village Pub won the battle between the Perth finalists.
The live cook-off took place at the AHA(WA) Hospitality Expo at Crown Perth, in front of a passionate crown of hospitality industry figures and steak sandwich enthusiasts.
Australian Hotels Association (WA) CEO Bradley Woods said the thought and care placed into each of the eight finalist’s creations was extraordinary and reflected the high standards that the competition is renowned for.
“This year we saw an obvious focus on locally sourced produce, combined with creativity from our chefs and outstanding presentation,” Mr Woods said.
“This year we saw persistence pay off, with C.Y. O'Connor Village Pub winning the competition after being a finalist in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 – their win this year was thoroughly deserved and I encourage people to get down to Piara Waters to sample their winning dish.”
“With intrastate tourism at a record high, it is was fantastic to know that visitors to WA’s regions are being treated to first class steak sandwiches, with extraordinarily high quality sandwiches presented by all four of our regional finalists.”
“Chef Ben Elliott will be the toast of Bunbury after he won the trophy again for The Bayview Bar – offering the only place in the world where you can spot a dolphin while eating a competition-winning steak sandwich.”
The WA’s Best Steak Sandwich Competition is proudly sponsored by Lion Beer Australia, Tourism Western Australia, HiscoNFE and AHA(WA).
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