Chris Froome, Mo Farah, Ben Ainslie, Leigh Halfpenny, AP McCoy and Christine Ohuruogu will have dined on larder trimmed beef barrel fillets at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013 dinner at Leeds Arena last night.
Paul Robinson, executive chef, at the Leeds Arena, selected Yorkshire Dales Meat Company’s beef for the main course.
Larder trimmed is the term used by butchers and chefs alike to describe the very best part of the central barrel beef fillet. The meat comes from naturally fed, traditionally-reared livestock from the Knox family farm in Wensleydale and from other local sources that share the company’s commitment to the highest standards in food provenance.
James Knox, finance director at Yorkshire Dales Meat Company, said: “To be supplying meat to be enjoyed by some of the greatest Olympians we’ve ever known, arguably the greatest jockey of all time, the star of this year’s Lions tour and the current Tour de France champion? Wow, what an honour that is for us as a business.
“It’s also great to see one of the year’s most loved and watched BBC programmes taking place in Leeds and at the fantastic new venue that is Leeds Arena. Chef Paul Robinson and his team are doing a great job there, and we’re glad to be able to support them.