Scotland’s Foodscape – A Food Symposium – 26-27 April 2016

The Queen Margaret University masters course in Gastronomy and Italy’s University of Gastronomic Sciences have come together to host a food symposium, which will explore the significance of food in Scotland, over two days in late April 2016. Regular saloneer Charlotte Maberly, who is the co-creator both of this project and the MSc course, is…

Perth’s Restaurant’s Day

Perth’s first Restaurant’s Day took place today across a select band of city eateries. It coincided with their Touch of Tartan Festival and Highland Games. Escaping from the Edinburgh Festival madness for a few hours, I took the train up the country to check it out. Disappointingly for the organisers a planned market event was…

Back the Union of Genius #SoupStarter!

We’ve supported various crowdsourcing projects over the course of the last few years, from Tupiniquim to Bloombox to the Edinburgh Catering Co, but always the closest to our hearts has been the original Kickstarter run by the folks at Union of Genius. Back in 2013, with a year of booming business behind them in Scotland’s…

Fireside Collective’s Historical Feast

Just around the time we started on our great Lunchquest odyssey, back in 2011, there was an explosion of supper clubs in Edinburgh. My Monkish has an ongoing feature which captures a directory of them all. It’s a very handy resource. For one reason or another, numbers have since dwindled, with many moving on to…

Fun Times at Restaurant Day in Edinburgh

After a whirlwind couple of weeks, from first hearing about it to actually delivering it in action, we were delighted to play a part in bringing Restaurant Day to Edinburgh, for the first time, on Saturday past. Two dynamic trios were at the forefront of Edinburgh’s contribution. First up we had the lunchtime shift at…

Scotland’s Year of Food & Drink 2015 Launches

I’m not a great one for attending food industry events, these days. Some of the ones I’ve attended in the past haven’t really compelled me to return, for one reason or another. They’ve tended to be stilted and “worthy”. Anyhoo, I was intrigued enough by the launch of the Year of Food and Drink 2015…

Budding Chefs Head to France

Fred Berkmiller came along to the April Salon event to tell us all about the Budding Chefs events, which took place in Edinburgh in March 2014. Now, it’s time for the return leg, with some of Scotland’s best emerging talent heading for France. Along with Craig Sandle, executive chef of The Pompadour by Galvin and…

Edinburgh Restaurant Festival

As Ali Liddy told us at the August salon, this October will see the arrival of the Edinburgh Restaurant Festival. Launching with a fabulous Chef’s Table event on 8 October, over sixty eateries are involved, with events, special menus, and a general sense of celebration across the city. With the festival running from 9th-23rd October,…