The Menu Innovation Network’s eighth Menu Innovation and Development Awards (MIDAS) were presented at Wembley Stadium on Thursday 3rd March during the annual Menu Innovation Forum.

The menu for the dinner was inspired, designed and cooked by Dan Doherty from Duck and Waffle alongside Mark Reynolds - Executive Head Chef of Hospitality for Delaware North at Wembley and his team.

Ishii Shigeki presented the award for best ‘Asian Casual Dining’ category, sponsored by Ajinomoto Europe, to the Food Development Team from Wagamama.

The winners will embark on the Menu Innovation Network’s five day research and insight tour of Chicago in May.

The trip includes a visit to the NRA exhibition, a presentation on US food trends, a food safari to experience the latest innovative concepts in the suburbs of Chicago, a behind the scenes tour of successful downtown Chicago restaurants and a tour of leading sandwich and coffee shop concepts.