The Visa Wellington On a Plate 2021 festival winners were announced recently at the Felix Wellington Hospitality Awards.
The festival awards recognise excellence in the Visa Wellington On a Plate participants, and winners are chosen by a combination of public ratings and an expert judging panel who’ve been busy tasting and sipping the top five from each category .
With over 70 Dine Welly, 81 Cocktail Welly presented by Tommy’s, and 270 Garage Project presents Burger Welly entries, this year was one of the biggest and most diverse festival programmes ever seen. So without further ado, the festival winners are…
Best Dine Wellington Festival Dish presented by Alliance
Boulcott Street Bistro – Crayfish Marseille
For Dine Wellington, Boulcott Street Bistro served “Crayfish Marseille”: Butter-poached Yellow Brick Road Cook Strait crayfish with sautéed housegrown green vegetables, harissa and saffron tomato sauce and 26 seasons microgreens. You can watch the winning announcement here.
Best Garage Project presents Burger Wellington
Egmont St. Eatery – Kingston Tastee
For Garage Project presents Burger Wellington, Egmont St. Eatery served “Kingston Tastee”: Free range smashed pork and beef patty with mango and pork fat chutney, blackened Penray Gardens chilli mayo, housemade cheese and spiced tobacco onions in a housemade milk bun matched with Garage Project Golden Path beer. You can watch the winning announcement here.
Best Cocktail Wellington presented by Tommy’s
C.G.R Merchant & Co – Old Fashioned Donuts
For Cocktail Wellington presented by Tommy’s Real Estate, C.G.R Merchant & Co. served “Old Fashioned Donuts”: A black Doughboy Donuts donut topped with white chocolate and coconut cream, served with a chocolate and coconut-infused rum old fashioned filling. You can watch the winning announcement here.