Sunderland foodies challenged to design a dish for new Glass Centre restaurant

Stadium opf Light Chef Patrick Lesca has been appointed Head Chef at the National Glass Centre
Stadium opf Light Chef Patrick Lesca has been appointed Head Chef at the National Glass Centre
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BUDDING masterchefs can put their culinary talents to the test by designing a dish for the new restaurant at Sunderland’s National Glass Centre.

Plans are well under way for the reopening of the cultural venue in the summer after a £2.3million revamp.

Now the centre has teamed up with 1879 Events Management to offer Echo readers the chance to design a signature dish for the new menu.

National Glass Centre Brasserie is set to offer traditional regional food – with a modern twist. It will be open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

Wearsiders are being challenged to create a culinary sensation which encapsulates either the heritage, location or uniqueness of the centre by creating a dish/recipe that could be on the daily menu.

The winning entry will appear on the Brasserie menu for the first season of opening, and the winner will enjoy a three-course meal for two, as well as receiving a bespoke piece of glass from the centre’s Studio Range.

Entries will be judged by 1879 executive head chef Patrick Lesca, Michelle Daurat, National Glass Centre’s head of business and operations, and the Sunderland Echo’s entertainments editor Katy Wheeler.

•The Signature Dish competition is free to enter, open to all ages and restricted to one entry per person. The closing date is May 20.

Entrants should submit their recipe with a brief description informing the judges why they feel their dish should be chosen as the winner.

Enter by emailing sigdish@sunderland.ac.uk, or post to Signature Dish Competition, National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL.