David Greenman and Debbie Atherton, owners of Clifton Village’s Arch House Deli, have now harvested their prize for winning Deli Of The Year 2011.
Along with Giles Henschel of award-winning Dorset company Olives Et Al, the pair set off for Extremadura in Spain for the opportunity to learn from the experts and to bring this expertise and knowledge back to Bristol.
This trip was part of the pair’s prize for winning the prestigious Deli Of The Year 2011 award. As Giles explains, “For several years we have organised a trip to pick olives and to learn more about the link between the landscape and the food culture of this particular area of Spain. It was a pleasure to take Debbie and David along and to have Brett Sutton (head chef of The Eastbury Hotel in Sherborne) with us on a trip which gave us all an opportunity to walk amongst the ancient olive trees in a farm which has been in the same family for generations. We had amazing weather; the sun shone as we picked olives and within an hour we tasted the bright green Extra Virgin Olive Oil which was the very first oil of this harvest. After 18 years of working with olives and olive oil, it still gives me an enormous thrill to see the pure olive oil pouring out of the fruit as it is pressed.”
“The trip to Spain to learn all about the making of olive oil with Olives Et Al was a fantastic prize”, says David, “our waistlines are still recovering! It is really rewarding to get this recognition for the work the team at Arch House Deli has been doing over the last 22 months in creating the type of deli we believe the people of Bristol want and deserve.”
Many congratulations once again!
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