Dram & Smoke Scran

In a most uncharacteristic piece of forward planning, we already have our August salon plans arranged and they are highly exciting! We’re delighted to be taking the show on the road to the Biscuit Factory, just off Bonnington Road, where we’ll be introducing you to the joys of Dram & Smoke, on what for Paul…

Scotland’s FoodScape

We wrote about the Scotland’s FoodScape event originally back when it was first announced in December 2015. Since then, regular saloneer Charlotte Maberly, along with her merry band of folks from the QMU MSc in Gastronomy, have been working to put together a fantastic programme for the event, which came to fruition the other week.…

Edinburgh Food Social

I wrote briefly about the Edinburgh Food Social’s Crowdfunder in the round-up March’s salon event, but thought it best to write a little more expansively about it as it’s a project very worthy of your attention, as it enters the final few days of their funding drive. The brainchild of Eleanor and Will from the…

Welcome to the Creative Salon!

I’ve been remiss in not writing before now about a new sister Salon, the Creative Salon, which launched in Edinburgh in January. At the helm is Carolyne Latham of Puppet Anima fame. I’ve known Carolyne for a good wee while having met at our “mother” event, the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Lit Salon. Carolyne…

The Pitt

The organisers of The Pitt – Scott from Rost and Hal from Barnacles & Bones – were along at the December salon to tell us all about their launch event, which took place in the middle of that month. I didn’t make it along as I was detained on important matters of state in Stockbridge…

Exciting June Contributors

Good evening, folks. I hope you’re all enjoying the bank holiday weekend and the restoration of acceptably warm weather. If you haven’t yet been to the Hidden Door Festival, make sure to check that out over the coming days. Just a quick note to pass on details of the June event, as there’s a fantastic…

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…

The Edinburgh Salon Launches

I’d been looking forward to the first Edinburgh Salon event, since I heard about it back in February. Drawing its inspiration from Jim Haynes’ weekly Paris events, it promised tasty grub and interesting chat in convivial surroundings. The location was kept under wraps until the day before, which added to the fun. It turned out…

The Edinburgh Salon…

…where interesting people meet over great food. In that wonderful way that Edinburgh has of being the tiniest big village in the world, it turns out someone that I’ve been working with in my 9-5 gig has been secretly harbouring saloneering thoughts. Along with a co-conspirator, they’ve now launched the idea – The Edinburgh Salon.…