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Foodies and budding food critics needed
There's nothing more heart warming on a cold Winter's day than enjoying a delicious pie. In Ballarat, during the month of July, you can happily savour gourmet pies and take part in the Best Pie Competition.
Sweet Apple Pie - Sovereign Hill (Image courtesy of Ballarat Regional Tourism)
Ballarat's Best Pie Competition is genius as far as I'm concerned. Not only do you get the chance to enjoy the yummiest pies in town, but you also get the chance to win fabulous prizes just for voting for your favourite. There will be 27 vouchers up for grabs from the participating venues, valued at over $500.
To enter all you have to do is vote for a pie by:
1. Ordering a pie from the menu 2. Taking a photo of the pie
3. Uploading the photo to Instagram using the supplied hashtags Terms and conditions apply).
...AND THE WINNER IS...
There are 27 AMAZING pies that will feature in 27 restaurants competing for the title of Ballarat's Best Pie.
Each pie will feature a hero product which is the main ingredient that the chef has selected to showcase in the pie. The premium produce used in the pies is sourced from Ballarat and surrounding villages.
Here are the contenders:
Sweet Apple Pie Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw St, Ballarat
*Confit Rabbit and Pear Pie Billy's Bistro at the Mercure Hotel Ballarat, 613 Main Road, Ballarat
*Beef and Guiness Pie Seymour's On Lydiard, 302 Lydiard St N, Ballarat
*Pie Floater Table 48, 48 Humffray St, Bakery Hill
*The Special Rhubarb Crumble Fantasy Ballarat Specialist School farm, 800 Norman St, Ballarat
The Special Rhubarb Crumble Fantasy - Ballarat Specialist School farm (Image courtesy of Ballarat Regional Tourism)
By selecting your favourite pie, not only do you get the chance to win great prizes, but the venue that receives the most hashtags for their pie entry will win a prize pack which includes flights and accommodation for two and a private tour of the Coopers Brewery in Adelaide.
A winning restaurant/chef will also be awarded at the Coopers Pie and Pale Gala, determined by Richard Cornish.