Steak pies from an award winning Arbroath butcher have yet again been judged amongst the best in Scotland at a national competition.
DH Robertson, Fisheracre, won a silver award for their beef bourguignon pie at the 2013 Scottish Craft Butchers Steak Pie Evaluation held at Perth College last month.
And Steven Bennett received his award at a special presentation held at Lovat Hotel, Perth, last Wednesday.
More than 150 pies from throughout the country were tested for appearance, flavour, filling and appeal. The panel of judges included experts, cooks and interested consumers and the event was organised by the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders in conjunction with the Scotch Butchers’ Club and William Sword Ltd.
Steven’s wife, Pamela, explained that last year they had won an award in a Scotch Pie Club competition at Dunfermline for an individual beef bourguignon pie.
She continued: “We are absolutely over the moon that the family pie has also won an award. We are please that we have created something that works not just as an individual pie, but give it a tweak and it works even better as a big pie.”
She revealed that staff at Robertson’s are on tenterhooks waiting for the outcome of a competition in which they have entered their Scottish heather honey and ginger pork sausages.”
“We are just waiting to hear,” she said on Friday.
David Mooney, direct sales manager of William Sword, commented: “These awards are extremely important in the Scottish meat industry calendar, celebrating excellence across the board. To receive an award is a fantastic achievement as these winners represent the upper crust of the Scottish meat industry, tremendous given the high standard of produce across Scotland as a whole.”