Who is going to be top dog for Halloween?

Eat, drink and be scary with Maynard's Farm Haute Dogs

All treats (and no tricks)

Diners will be getting in the spirit of Halloween at a foodie evening that's sure to go with a bang, thanks to a top Shropshire producer and restaurant. Award-winning, artisan pork specialist, Maynard's Farm is launching its new Hickory Smoked Hotdog or ‘Haute Dog’ at Eat Up, in Shrewsbury, this Halloween.

The Haute Dog, created by Maynard’s Farm’s Rob Cunningham, is already a sizzling success, having earned a Gold medal at a prestigious industry award. Now Rob and his team, are giving Halloween revellers the opportunity to try their brand new ‘designer’ hotdogs.

Shrewsbury's Eat Up restaurant, in Milk Street, is holding a Gourmet Hot Dog evening on October 31st, serving Maynard's Farm award-winning Hickory Smoked Haute Dogs and other sizzling sausages. These will be served with home-made sauces, relishes, wedges and an artisan roll provided by Swift’s the bakers from Ludlow. The night, which starts at 5pm, also promises some seriously scary cocktails.

Locals’ unable to attend  Eat Up’s Halloween event will still be able to enjoy this latest recipe as they will also be available through local retailers in the run up to British Sausage Week from 3-9th November.

Haunting flavours

The casual dining trend in restaurants and bars throughout the country has seen the unstoppable rise of gourmet burgers and hot dogs. Maynard's Farm's latest sausage creation proves that fast food doesn't have to skimp on quality or flavour.  Their Haute Dog is created using 70% shoulder pork that is finely ground to give it the correct consistency. The sausages are then gently infused with the distinctive hickory flavour in the farm's traditional on-site smoke house.

Winter warmers

Maynards Farm continues to support the charity Action Against Hunger, this time helping with a fundraiser at Taste of London Winter.The event which runs from 20th-23rd November will see five top chefs each design a gourmet hotdog, using Maynard's Farm Haute Dog sausages.

The star chef line-up includes Michelin-starred chefs Jason Atherton and Alfred Prasad, as well as TV chef Valentine Warner and restaurateur José Pizarro.

Catherine Davis, Corporate Partnership Manager, Action Against Hunger comments; “We are delighted to work with Maynard’s Farm at Taste of London Winter for our 5 Star Haute Dog. They have been great Action Against Hunger supporters for a number of our events and we couldn’t be more excited to serve their delicious hotdogs.”

Festive Ham available at ‘Best Department Store in the World’

Lastly, if you’re heading to London to do some Christmas shopping this year then Maynard’s Farm award winning Treacle Ham will be available in Selfridges Food Hall from Thursday 20th November. The iconic Oxford Street  store has been voted "Best Department Store in the World"  by Global Department Store Summits in 2010, 2012 and  2014.

Adrian Boswell, Cheese & Deli Buyer for Selfridges comments; Maynard's Farm Treacle Ham is set to become a seasonal favourite at Selfridges. We take great pride in sourcing our festive food from the best producers and are delighted to stock a British artisan ham with provenance and a fantastic flavour.

The Maynard’s Farm team are delighted to have had such a successful and busy year. Rob comments: “2014 has been marvellous and we are ending the year on an absolute high. Our Hickory Smoked Haute Dog has already been awarded a Gold medal and so we’re really looking forward to seeing customers’ reaction at Eat Up’s Halloween Hot Dog Supper. It’s always rewarding developing relationships with people who share our passion for excellent produce - Brian at Eat Up is a super advocate for local producers such as ourselves. The icing on the cake has been securing a presence both in Selfridges and helping provide thousands of sausages for Action Against Hunger's fundraiser at Taste of London Winter. When five celebrity chefs are using your products it makes all the hard work worthwhile."


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