Bon Accord at the Chefs Taster Lunch
The famous Bon Accord soft drinks company, now resurrected after a sixteen year absence by the great-great granddaughter of the Robb family founder, will be at Savour St Andrews Chefs Taster Lunch, which is being held in association with the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa.
The event is taking place on Sunday November 3 in the Old Course Hotel’s Hall of Champions (12-3pm), with around 20 businesses taking part.
Founded in the early 1900’s by Thomas and David Robb, Bon Accord delivered soft drinks and cordials to communities all over Scotland. For over 100 years it found a place in the hearts of the nation before operations were closed in2000 Bon Accord Soft Drinks are full in flavour, but contain no refined sugar or artificial sweeteners. They are flavoured with 100% natural ingredients. The company’s classic Tonic Water is light and fresh. It pairs well with the growing number of craft gins, allowing you to taste their subtle differences.
The company has been working with students from SRUC Elmwood Hospitality, who will be providing samples at the lunch.
Visitors to the lunch will be able to taste a variety of dishes, see the chefs at work, ask questions and hear about ingredients and techniques.
The innovative event offers tickets for just £5 which can be used to try three dishes. There will also be samples of artisan soft drinks and speciality coffees. Tickets can be purchased at the door, booking isn’t necessary and entry is free. Children under 12 will be given free tickets for three dishes.
Part of the proceeds will go towards bursaries for hospitality students at SRUC Elmwood Campus and Fife College.
Among those taking part will be the Old Course Hotel itself, St Andrews Links, The Adamson, The Peat Inn, The Seafood Ristorante, Playfair’s Restaurant, Zest, Forgan’s, Mitchells St Andrews, Rocca Deli, the Golf Inn, Fisher and Donaldson, Rufflets, Tailend, Macdonald Rusacks (St Andrews Surf and Turf), Hotel du Vin St Andrews, St Andrews Brewing Co, Hams Hame, Rogue, The Doll’s House, SRUC Elmwood and Bon Accord.
There will also be music from the popular University of St Andrews student-based A Cappella group The Accidentals.