The event was held on 16 May at the Eat My Lunch headquarters in Auckland, where four well-known food writers and bloggers were asked to create their take on the perfect sandwich.
Competitors had just 20 minutes and a budget of $25 to create their gourmet sandwiches. They were also able to use any products from the new Farmland ‘Deli Cut’ range of premium meats. The results were judged by celebrity chef and Eat My Lunch co-founder, Michael Meredith, in front of a live audience.
The winner of the competition was food writer, editor and blogger at Eatscooksreads, Catherine Milford. Her Smoked Beef & Pastrami Melt was served on freshly warmed sourdough, with layers of Farmland ‘Deli Cut’ Smoked Beef, cheddar, ‘Deli Cut’ Pastrami and jalapeno colby cheese.
The sandwich was grilled then topped with baby spinach, pink onions, sliced tomato, cos lettuce, Kewpie mayonnaise and Catherine’s homemade Korean BBQ sauce. It was finished with black pepper and some Gran Padano.