After months of anticipation, the winner of the Deli of the Year has been finally been disclosed
Delilah in Nottingham has been announced as the overall winner of Deli of the Year 2012.
Delilah deli café, which is in the central ‘Middle Pavement’ shopping area in Nottingham, has been named as Olives Et Al’s Deli of the Year 2012 – a title which has been won only twice before by amazing delis in Aldeburgh, Norfolk and Clifton Village, Bristol.
Hundreds of delis were nominated in 2012, thousands of votes were cast by customers of delis and a team of experienced food and retail judges scrutinised each deli, visiting the ten regional finalists and Delilah Fine Foods shone out at each stage of judging.
The owner of Delilah Fine Foods, Sangita Tryner received the Deli of the Year 2012 award at a suitably glittering event in London – in front of a gathering of hundreds of food producers, authors, retailers, food critics and journalists at the Great Taste Awards dinner – an event which celebrates the finest speciality food and drink.
As part of the Deli of the Year 2012 prize, Sangita will be travelling to Extremadura in Spain to take part in a Full Moon Harvest of olives and enjoy the food culture of this distinctive region of Spain, the prize also includes spending a ‘behind the scenes’ day at Fortnum & Mason where Sangita will learn about all aspects of running the famous store.
One of judge's final comments at Deli of the Year 2012 was, “This deli is simply a place where you want to spend a whole day, eating grazing platters, drinking amazing coffee, tasting and choosing, and all the while just listening to the banter of the deli staff – it is the best fringe food event ever!”
The runner-up in Deli of the Year 2012 was Ultracomida, in Aberystwyth, Wales and in third place Bloomfields, in Highworth near Swindon.