May 2016

After an April trip to Noir, we were back in more familiar surroundings at Akva for our May gathering.

Cake

Cake

Events on a Bank Holiday are always a little tricky to judge, but after a slow start were soon up to our usual complement, with the usual mix of new and established faces, regulars and occasional visitors.

We had two speakers sharing their food stories, this time. First up we had regular saloneer Stan who told us about all the comings and goings in his neighbourhood, Broughton.

Broughton Street is renowned for restaurant and bar excellence. It has seen a fair amount of change in recent months with the arrival of the likes of Eden’s Kitchen and with a second Rollo branch due to open where Bonsai used to trade.

Stan

Stan

It was great to hear this personal insight into the changing face of a popular Edinburgh locality.

Next up we had Daryll from newly opened southside deli Carington Mouse’s Larder, which is looking to showcase some great local produce in welcoming café surroundings. Their premises are well located to capture student, tourist and resident traffic.

It’s a lovely wee place and represents a really good new addition to the food community in that neighbourhood.

Daryll

Daryll

And that was about that. I pointed everyone towards the regular #scotfood chat, gave a special mention to two William Street visitors we had this evening in the shape of Maialino and Strumpets, then drew things to a close, thanking Lea for her excellent baking, and finally inviting y’all to join again next month. Sign up to come along, here.

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