Head chef Scott Stewart of Hotel du Vin in St Andrews is creating a novel “afternoon tea” for the “Savour St Andrews” Chefs Taster Lunch on November 5.
Building on the success of last year’s event, the lunch is a finger buffet style journey involving a number of top chefs and acclaimed local establishments – and part of the proceeds will go towards bursaries for hospitality students at SRUC Elmwood Campus and Fife College.
The lunch will take place in the Hall of Champions at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa, and visitors will be able to see the chefs at work, ask questions, and hear about their dishes, ingredients, and techniques.
Scott’s dish is afternoon tea with meringue lemon tart, rhubarb doughnut and candy floss.
Other businesses taking part will be the Old Course Hotel itself, The Peat Inn, The Adamson, The Seafood Ristorante, Playfair’s Restaurant, The Tayberry, Zest, Forgan’s, the Scottish Fruit Company, Jannettas Gelateria, Fisher and Donaldson, The Tailend, The Newport, Rufflets Country House Hotel, The Doll’s House and Bon Accord.
The innovative event on November 5 offers tickets for just £5 which can be used to try three dishes, samples of artisan soft drinks, or speciality coffee.
Multiple tickets can be purchased on the day, and booking is not necessary. Children under 12 will be given free tickets for three dishes. The event will run from 12 noon-3pm.
There will also be music from the popular University of St Andrews student-based A Cappella group The Accidentals.
Scott Stewart – Scottish born and bred, Scott’s passion for cooking has gained him internal promotion within the Frasers Hospitality company. He started with the Malmaison brand before making the switch to Hotel Du Vin, and the team in St Andrews. Scott is back from a recent trip to Hotel Du Vin Harrogate for the launch of the new autumn menus. Scott is excited to be welcoming back some classic dishes and dinner favourites. In his spare time Scott enjoys spending time with his young son Scott Jnr, football and driving.