Tasty firms up for awards

FOUR businesses in the Belper area have been shortlisted for the prestigious Local Food Hero 2011 category at the Derbyshire Food and Drink awards.

The Derbyshire County Council-run awards celebrate the county’s best catering businesses serving locally-sourced food on their menus.

Horsley Lodge, in Horsley, is up for honours in the Restaurant of the Year section, while Bournes Restaurant at the Denby Pottery visitor centre is shortlisted in the Restaurant within an Attraction accolade.

In the Cafe category, Fresh Ground, on King Street, Belper, is nominated, while Strutt Street-based Fresh Basil is up for an award in the Best Breakfast category.

The awards take place tonight, November 2, at Thornbridge Hall, Ashford-in-the-Water.