Pachamama wins Slider Decider
London Marylebone restaurant Pachamama has been crowned winner of the annual Slider Decider competition, held at the Gun pub in London's Docklands last night.
Chef Adam Rawson's burger creation beat 14 other entries in the professional chef burger contest, including that from last year's champion, Tim Anderson at Nanban.
The winning slider was a beef "pan con chicharron", with an aged beef patty, demi brioche bun, pork belly chicharron, aji Amarillo mayonnaise, mature cheddar and avocado.
Rawson won the trophy and bragging rights.
In third place was Matt Tarantini from Source Battersea with a 35-day aged beef burger with a special spice blend, Stilton and Comte cheese, and buttermilk bap with a black pudding and bourbon sauce; and in second place was the Maze Grill with Owen Sullivan's entry of soft shelled crab with snow crab and spicy mayo with crab bisque.
The four-strong judging panel comprised Sunday Telegraph restaurant critic Zoe Williams, Metro restaurant critic Andy Lynes, Mr Hyde editor and Shortlist contributor Johnny Pile, and Pub & Bar magazine and OOH magazine group editor Tristan O'Hana.
Other restaurants taking part included Hixter Bankside, Iberica, Joe's Southern Kitchen, Dirty Bones, Heddon Street Kitchen and Bonnie Gull.
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