Michelin star chef Michael Deane picked Avril Armstrong’s concoction in the Masterpiece sandwich competition run by Kingsmill, and will now arrange a private cookery experience for the prize winner and her five friends. Regional winners from the province took part in a Masterchef-style cook-off at Deane’s Restaurant in Belfast; each finalist took home a sandwich grill and a year’s supply of Kingsmill bread. A sandwich of smoked cheese, pesto, roasted peppers and onions with sundried tomatoes and rocket leaves has been named as the tastiest in Northern Ireland. Kingsmill general manager Peter Henry said he was impressed by the finalists’ efforts. “Our search to find Northern Ireland’s best sandwich has been a huge success and has enabled us to interact with our customers and find out how they like to enjoy the Kingsmill brand,” he said.