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The Hot Dog Challenge 2017

On Monday 4th September, the bubbledogs Hot Dog Challenge returns, bigger and better than before. To celebrate bubbledogs’ 5th birthday, Sandia is throwing down the gauntlet again to some of the UK’s finest chefs to compete for the title of top dog in our annual Hot Dog Challenge, but at a new location this year, an iconic food destination in its own right, London’s Borough Market. A panel of discerning judges will put their creations to the test in a blind tasting, where one dog will have its day. The winning hot dog will then make a month-long guest appearance on the bubbledogs menu, with £1 of each dog sold donated equally to Action Against Hunger and Red Cross.

Battling it out on the night will be Jonny Lake & Matt Larcombe from The Fat Duck, who are returning to defend their 2016 title, two Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge, Shaun Searley from the Quality Chop House, Magnus Reid of Legs, Tomos Parry former head chef of Kitty Fisher’s, Shake Shack’s Mark Rosati, Bonny Porter of Balls & Corpany and Kitchen Table’s own James Knappett. Sitting on the judging panel will be Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton, Bloomberg’s longstanding restaurant critic Richard Vines, Richard Turner of Hawksmoor, and renowned gastrophile KS Ate Here. Challengers will be working against the clock, with 20 minutes to prepare and serve their hot dog creations using bubbledogs hand rolled buns and house recipe sausages. Tasked with producing the most inspired hot dog toppings, the panel of experts will mark entries out of ten for; taste, creativity, quality and appearance. One dog will then reign supreme whilst the others are left in the dog house. Keeping everything in check will be compere for the evening, one of London’s finest food writers and influencers, Joe Warwick.

To take the edge off the fierce competition, our birthday celebrations will be in full swing throughout the evening in true bubbledogs style, where you will be invited to sip on Champagne and have the chance to taste each entry for the Hot Dog Challenge in canapé form. Music will by no means be in the background with DJ Fizz pumping the tunes.

To make you feel even more fab, your partying will not be going to waste as all profits from the evening will be donated to Action Against Hunger and Red Cross.

Tickets are £35 per person and includes 1 x glass of champagne, taste of every chefs’ entered hot dog and canapés throughout the evening.

Doors for the bubbledogs birthday party and Hot Dog Challenge open at 6:00pm, judging commences at 7:00pm.

To book a ticket for The Hot Dog Challenge 2017 on Monday 4th September, please book ONLINE, via EMAIL or CALL 0207 637 7770

Dog Tea Party

While the summer is dwindling down, why not grab your pup and have an awesome hang date at Bubbledogs for just the two or you, or make it a group outing!

On Tuesday 8th August, Sandia and Paxo (Sandia’s dog and most importantly the Bubbledogs mascot) invite you and your four-legged pals to join us for Bubbledogs’ canine friendly dog tea party, in support of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home – Please note that for this celebratory occasion, we will be replacing the tea with Sandia’s hand-picked selection of grower champagnes! OOPS!

Kitted out with balloons and banners for the day, we will be launching our hound-themed guest hot dogs, which will be available throughout August, with £1 from the sale of each guest dog donated to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home (registered charity number: 206394) – And of course, we have not forgotten the actual dogs themselves, all pups will be catered for with Sandia’s homemade dog treats, from hotdogs to tater tots.

Modeled on their canine namesakes, the doggy-themed guest hot dogs available to enjoy for the whole month of August include:

The German Shepherd

grilled sauerkraut, honey mustard beer sauce & pretzel crumb

The Mutt

peanut butter, cheddar cheese & salty bacon bits

The Bichon Frise

brie, cornichon relish & Dijon mustard

The Greyhound

homemade piccalilli, cheddar cheese sauce & apple slaw

 

To make a reservation for either lunch or dinner at the Bubbledogs Dog Tea Party on Tuesday 8th August, please book ONLINE, via EMAIL or CALL 0207 637 7770

Champagne Lunch

If you sadly don’t have time to go sit in the park and daydream your lunch break away, we have our Champagne Lunch available from Monday – Thursday where you can chomp on your favorite hot dog with a glass of Champagne or soft drink for £10 – And to make sure you don’t waste your lunch break, reserve your lunchtime spot by booking ONLINE.

 

Valid until Thursday 31st August *T&C’s Apply.