City Link Festival Communal Dinner by the Fireside Collective

What seems like about a million years ago, I was involved in some very early discussions about a festival, City Link, which would bring the cities of Edinburgh and Copenhagen together to celebrate cultural and democratic renewal across a weekend. I was asked for some suggestions for venues and people to bring together a communal…

The Smoked Duck

It’s as much as pleasure for me as it is for our Scran Salon audience to hear about all the wondrous goings on in our fair city. I’m always delighted to follow up with our contributors, particularly when then means getting to go and sample fantastic grub. Having had really enjoyable visits to both Alright…

In Ya Face with Alright Treacle

Since meeting Anna Hamilton, the Creative Director of Alright Treacle, at the Scran Salon event back in November, then having her along to speak at the December night, I’ve been meaning to visit her regular fortnightly supper club. I finally got round to ticking that off the list at her In Ya Face! event, last…

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.…

Support the Edinburgh Catering Company Kickstarter

We do love a good Kickstarter to get behind. Way back when, we looked on in awe as Union of Genius raised a whopping £20k+ to fund the expansion of their empire. The commercial kitchen they were able to set up continues to bring soupy excellence to Edinburgh and beyond. Last year, when Brazilian gluten-free…

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…