Food & Drink
Lunyalita chef wins Liverpool Pancake Race for the third time
2 weeks ago
Liverpool’s traditional Pancake Day Race has been won by Lunyalita’s chef Alex Hopkins as he battered his opponents to win a hattrick.
Held in the gardens of Liverpool Parish Church, and organised by Liverpool BID Company, the annual race sees chefs from top restaurants in the city make a pancake that will allow them to compete in laps around the gardens, while also flipping the pancake.
The pancake must be thick enough to withstand the outdoors, light enough to be flipped cleanly while running, and must not fall from the pan.
First launched in the 1980s, it was revived in the 2000s in Liverpool and is no yolk for the chefs who take part. Alongside bragging rights, the winning chef is awarded with an engraved pancake pan, presented by the Rector of Liverpool Revd Canon Dr Crispin Pailing.
The chefs taking part this year were Alex Hopkins from Lunyalita, Jozsef Fulop from Hotel Indigo, Sean Potter from Aloft, Graham Mullen from Mercure, and Roberto Forde from Novotel Paddington Village.