Signature dish cook-off a close affair

CRUSTED snapper with fennel and braised artichoke, tomato confit, olive and saffron bouillon with tempura oysters.

That's the official Signature Dish of the Mid North Coast, following a day of hot competition in Port Macquarie last Thursday.

The Coffs Coast was well represented at the inaugural Mid North Coast Signature Dish competition finals, at which 12 remarkable chefs were chosen to compete in a cook-off to have their dish named the Signature Dish of the Mid North Coast.

Unfortuately, both Gerard Geerligs of Bluebottles Brasserie and Lee O'Carroll of Flooded Gums Restaurant were pipped at the post by Nelson Bay chef Glenn Thompson.

“In the end it was taste and presentation that got the winner across the line in this closely fought competition,” judge Matthew Armstrong said.

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