A COMO butcher is feeling a bit regal after claiming a prestigious crown for the first time.
Barboro Butchers on Preston won the continental category at the WA Sausage King awards.
Owner Dave Barboro said that after coming close to winning prizes at the awards in previous years, it was a good feeling to claim the honour.
“We’ve had a few places in the past years, including a second place for our gourmet lamb sausages, but we’ve never won at the awards before,” he said.
“To win is a great achievement, we’ve had the recipe for a long time but we’ve made some subtle changes.
“It’s a good sausage, we make sure it’s trimmed in a fastidious way and there are no nerves or bone chips; not like the olden days.”
Mr Barboro said his employees took a lot of pride in the prize.
“We do a little bit of experimentation with the sausages, we use the same base ingredients but then fine tune it,” he said.
“We’ve had people comment on the award since we claimed it, it’s nice to get that recognition.”
The WA Sausage King awards were a part of the 2016 AMIC WA Annual Awards Dinner, which was held at the Bentley Pines Restaurant at Polytechnic West on September 13.
The winners were:
Traditional Australian: The Corner Butchers
Traditional Australian Pork: Crimea Quality Meats
Poultry: Luigi’s Quality Meats
Australian Lamb/Open Class: Crimea Quality Meats
Continental: Barbaro Butchers On Preston
Gourmet/Open Class: Luigi’s Quality Meats