Evening Express Retailer of the Year award finalists have created a special dish to celebrate each other.
The Pig’s Wings, which was shortlisted for the Food On The Go Retailer of the Year award, hopes the collaboration will support the local economy.
The eatery’s co-owner Marcos Sasso said: “We thought it would be great to join forces to come out with something that would showcase each individual business’ key attributes in one delicious product for the public to try.
“From this initial concept and some messy experimenting in our kitchen, we give you the banana fritter like no other.”
Using Sea Salt+Sole’s secret recipe batter, which was refined over the years to have a light crispy crunch, and a choice of Mackie’s award-winning ice-cream, this classic dessert is sure to be a winner regardless of who claims the glittering award.
Yvette Harrison, parlour manager at Mackie’s 19.2, said: “When it was announced we were named a finalist in the Food On The Go Retailer of the Year category along with The Pig’s Wings and Sea Salt+Sole, Marcos got in touch and a three-way collaboration really excited us.
“We discussed the possibility of something that could showcase what makes each business great in their own right.
“Local businesses should support one another because it helps promote the local economy.
“When we businesses support each other we build strong community relations which helps deliver a first-class product and great customer service.
“We don’t view other local businesses as competition, but as a way to ensure product and business innovation and that should never stop.”
The Mackie’s 19.2 team is looking forward to attending the Evening Express Retailer Awards taking place on November 8 at the Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel.
Yvette said: “We’re really excited to celebrate the nomination for our first ice-cream parlour.
“It’s an opportunity to meet our fellow retailers and perhaps we can create some more local specials over the next year of business.”
The delicious dessert will be available at The Pig’s Wings on Upperkirkgate from Friday to Monday November 5.
Marcos added: “It could be the perfect treat for Bonfire Night before going to see the fireworks at the Beach Boulevard.”
Tickets for the award ceremony are available to buy online at www.dctevents.com.