Creative competition winners in for tasty treat at Leamington restaurant

Leamington Pierre food
Leamington Pierre food

Young winners of a competition to draw their favourite food and explain why they like it were invited to a Leamington restaurant to try out its new children’s menu.

Nine youngsters visited Bistrot Pierre in Park Street to give their feedback on the dishes before the new menu launches next month.

The winners were also asked to help shape the new children’s menu by becoming part of a ‘tasting panel’.

One of those taking part, Archie Mcdonald, 9, said: “I loved all the dishes.

“I was really keen to take part in this competition and get the chance to be part of the taste panel.

“I like new experiences and trying food from around the world, so was excited about trying French food.

“I really enjoyed it and loved the food.”

Arpita Anstey, head of marketing for Bistrot Pierre, said: “The kids were great.

“We really wanted to find out what the children liked most and what they would like to be on the menu when they come to eat at our bistrots.”

Shaun Ruttle, Bistrot Pierre’s development chef, added: “We were also really keen to give the children the opportunity to try some classic French dishes and were delighted that they were a hit.

“We got some fantastic, valuable, insights from the children.”

The new children’s menu will launch in June and will include dishes such as roasted chicken breast with seasonal vegetables, potatoes or fries; croque monsieur and chocolate torte. The bistrot will also offer children’s portions for most main courses on its standard menu at half the price of its standard portions.