Press Release

Press / 7. September 2016

Silverspoon Judging Process Commences Its Final Month

The judging process for the gastronomy contest Silverspoon will last until the end of September, allowing the jury members to assess the seasonal menus of participating dining establishments. Silverspoon winners will be announced on Thursday, November 10th, at a special Gala Dinner held at Swissôtel.

According to Silverspoon’s Executive Director, Marje Hallik-Wilson, the judging process has run smoothly. “Over the summer, our jury members have tallied up hundreds of visits to restaurants and cafés, with plenty more assessments still ahead. After this, the jury members will fill in a detailed assessment forms and forward their evaluations directly to the independent auditing firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers,” adds Hallik-Wilson. Tickets to the Silverspoon Award Gala at Swissôtel will go on sale in October.

Assessing the contest takes place across six different categories: fine dining, family restaurant, international cuisine, Estonian cuisine, casual dining and best café. In addition, the contest boasts three subcategories: best chef, best service and best vegetarian food.

Silverspoon’s uniqueness stems from its jury, comprising of people from very different walks of life and with different tastes, and representing a cross-section of Estonian society. The jury members include foodies and food enthusiasts as well as frequent restaurant goers.

The team behind the Silverspoon competition includes Marje Hallik-Wilson, Joakim Helenius, John Stewart Wilson, Mahesh Ramnani and Anders Hedman. The patron for the competition is the grand old man of Estonian gastronomy, Dimitri Demjanov.

The Silverspoon contest is sponsored by Rimi, audit service provider PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Lexus, Viinitie OY, Swissôtel, Bardinet SAS, law firm Sorainen and design studio Nope.

As Silverspoon is a non-profit organisation, we are still on the lookout for supporters and sponsors.

MTÜ Estonian Society of Gastronomy Awards was founded in 2004 to promote and reward culinary achievements in the Estonian dining scene.

Further information:
Marje Hallik-Wilson
Silverspoon’s Executive Director
Phone: 5287830

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