Arabelle Meirlaen has hit the heights by winning Belgium's Lady
Chef of the Year competition sponsored by the English Beef and
Lamb Executive (EBLEX).
Belgium is the second largest export market for lamb from the
UK, taking 8,800 tonnes in 2006, and Mrs Meirlaen will use her
title of Lady Chef of the Year to help promote English lamb throughout
The competition has been established for 18 years, and is run
in conjunction with Food From Britain and the magazine "Ambiance",
the renowned magazine for gastronomie, wine and tourism in Belgium.
Mrs Meirlaen owns the restaurant "Li Cwerneu" in the
historic town of Huy in the province of Liege and she prepared
the main dish of medallions of English lamb served at the high
profile awards luncheon earlier this month.
Commenting on her award Arabelle Meirlaen said: "This is
a tremendous honour, I'm delighted to have won. Cooking with English
lamb is always a joy."
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