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We are delighted to welcome Lavazza on board as the competition’s new sponsor. This means we are now able to offer a constant stream of prizes throughout the year, for our favourite amateur reviews as well as our most prolific amateur reviewers. There will be bottles of fizz, cases of wine and gourmet meals for reviewers every month, along with tickets to the summer's Wimbledon Championships and some other big prizes courtesy of Lavazza. Just leave a comment on SquareMeal.co.uk to be in with a chance of winning.
Every three months, our Critic of the Quarter will not only win a £250 meal in a restaurant of their choice, but also Lavazza’s latest coffee machine, Favola Cappuccino (pictured below; RRP £199). This is a welcome addition to any kitchen with its sleek, compact design; its innovative two-button milk frothing system means you can enjoy restaurant-quality cappuccino and latte in the comfort of your own home at the touch of a button.
Plus, at the end of the year, Square Meal will choose its Amateur Critic of the Year. The winner will not only be crowned with this prestigious title, but will also be treated to a special trip to Turin in Italy, the home of Lavazza.
As a quality coffee brand that is served in many top restaurants around the world, it’s the perfect partner for our amateur critic reviews.
Many factors go into creating a superb dining experience – and the same applies to making the perfect cup of coffee. Established in 1895, Lavazza has been in the business for over 118 years and has the track record to prove it. As a company, it is dedicated to creating top-notch coffee blends and state-of-the-art coffee machines, collaborating with internationally renowned chefs, such as the inspirational Ferran Adrià (revolutionary hero of el Bulli in Barcelona), three-Michelin-starred Massimo Bottura and Milanese superstar Carlo Cracco along the way. Lavazza now own 55 training centres around the world and the brand is a leader in coffee innovation and experimentation across the globe. In short, whether you are rounding off a meal in a restaurant or simply sipping a cup at home, Lavazza is all about quality and luxury.