The famous Bon Accord soft drinks company, resurrected two years ago after a sixteen year absence by the great-great granddaughter of the Robb family founder, will be at the 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.
Bon Accord’s representative Alyson McGinlay will bring along a pop-up with samples of the company’s soft drinks and its tonic water which bring “a new approach to pop”.
Other businesses taking part will be the Old Course Hotel itself, The Peat Inn, The Adamson, The Hotel du Vin St Andrews, The Tayberry St Andrews, The Seafood Ristorante, Zest, Playfair’s Restaurant and Steakhouse, the Scottish Fruit Company, Jannettas Gelateria, Fisher and Donaldson, The Doll’s House, The Newport, Rufflets Country House Hotel, and Forgan’s.
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.
Bon Accord Is Back!
Once a dominant brand on the Scottish soft drink scene, Bon Accord was a household name and loved by many. Now, four generations on, the company has been revived and re-imagined for modern day consumers.
Founded in the early 1900’s by Thomas and David Robb, then expanded by Thomas’s four sons, Bon Accord has always been a family business with strong Scottish roots. With factories in Aberdeen and Arbroath, depots in Inverness and the Central Belt, and a fleet of iconic lorries, Bon Accord delivered soft drinks and cordials to communities all over Scotland.
Its famous glass bottles, which were collected and recycled, were a familiar sight in homes and on doorsteps for generations.