Jersey in the Running for Restaurant of the Year

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Shaun Rankin

Ormer is shortlisted for two prestigious international awards. The restaurant takes on the London giants and asks Jersey to get behind them.

Ormer by Shaun Rankin in Jersey is the only restaurant outside London to have made the shortlist for ‘Best Newcomer’ in the Food & Travel Reader Awards 2014. The restaurant is now hoping the Island will get behind them with votes in a bid to scoop the top accolade.

After a stellar year for chef Shaun Rankin, which has seen him awarded a Michelin star for Ormer and 3 AA Rosettes, he has also been honoured with a place on the shortlist for ‘Food & Travel Chef of the Year’. He joins a prestigious line up consisting Jason Atherton, Angela Hartnett, Tom Kerridge, Simon Rogan, Ben Tish, Nathan Outlaw and Paul Ainsworth.

The shortlist has been collated by the Magazine over the past two months from thousands of nominations. The second stage of voting is now open to the public online until 25th August 2014: Anyone is entitled to cast a vote in each of the 23 categories covering food, drink and travel favourites. Nominees with the most votes will be crowned winners at the awards ceremony in September.

The shortlist announcements come as Ormer celebrates its first birthday. The Restaurant has already made a name for itself both at home and abroad. The latest Food & Travel Magazine dedicates a feature to Jersey this month and journalist James Williams cites Shaun Rankin as ‘a champion of local produce’, waxes lyrical about Ormer’s fish dishes and describes Shaun’s treacle tart as ‘a gooey, crunchy, indulgent piece of island legend’. He also tilts his hat to Shaun’s Don Street Deli describing it as the place to ‘pick up the perfect picnic’.

Shaun Rankin, Chef Proprietor, Ormer, says:

‘We are thrilled to be on the shortlist in two categories voted for by the public. The Awards are held in high regard and it would be amazing for Ormer and Jersey to be honoured in this way. Jersey has the highest number of Michelin star restaurants per square mile outside of London and these award nominations are further proof of Jersey’s status as a leading destination of gastronomy. I also feel incredibly privileged to have made the shortlist for Chef of the Year amongst such prestigious company and look forward to spending time with the other chefs at the Awards Ceremony. On behalf of the whole Ormer team I implore everyone in the Channel Islands to vote and help us get Jersey the recognition it deserves as a culinary destination.’

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