The five metropolitan finalists in the competition battled it out in the grand final ‘cook-off,’ with a panel of three judges sampling some of the best steak sandwiches in our state.
“Now in its sixth year, this popular competition continues to raise the gastronomic quality of pub steak sandwiches throughout the state,” said AHA(WA) CEO, Bradley Woods.
The Merrywell’s Chef de Cuisine Rob Ryan served up his unique creation and it was love at first bite for the judges, who included Channel Seven’s Today Tonight reporter Graeme Butler, Paul Murray from 6PR and Tony Vitelli from beverage company Lion.
The panel enjoyed the mouth-watering combination of ingredients in The Merrywell’s steak sandwich, which consists of shaved Wagyu rump, truffle aioli, sticky balsamic, provolone cheese, mushrooms, sautéed onion, chives and sliced pickled beetroot in a fresh bread roll.
“We have a winning combination of delectable ingredients of the highest quality, artisan suppliers who care and a great team who provide the consistency required to cook a fantastic product every time,” said Rob.
With over 150 steak sandwiches served every week at The Merrywell, the decadent take on the traditional steak sandwich has proven to be a popular hit amongst Perth diners.
As a result of the win, The Merrywell has now been entered as a finalist in the AHA-Aon Hotel & Hospitality Awards for Excellence ‘WA’s Best Steak Sandwich’ category.
Crown Perth would like to thank all of our patrons who voted for The Merrywell, and we look forward to your next visit!
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Notes to editor:
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has been on the hunt for WA’s best metropolitan pub steak sandwich.
“The steak sandwich is a highlight of any pub menu because it pulls together everything that is great about a pub, from the home style cooking to the locally grown produce,” said AHA(WA) CEO, Bradley Woods.
Together with the support from Tourism Western Australia and beverage company Lion, makers of James Squire craft beer, the AHA searched metropolitan WA to find the best steak sandwich available at one of the region’s great pubs.
Open to metropolitan venues, the competition was judged by venue patrons and the general public through an online voting system.
The voting process then determined five finalists from the metropolitan area. Each finalist was then invited to compete in the steak sandwich cook-off, held at the AHA Hospitality Expo at Crown Perth on Wednesday, 15 May at 2pm on the Expo Main Stage.