The Doll’s House at the Chefs Taster Lunch

Ryan Fowler of the Doll’s House in St Andrews is bringing a range of his cooking skills to “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.

Head chef Ryan is preparing Halibut with Fennel Salad and Sauce Vierge; Chicken, Ham Hock and Apricot Terrine  and Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Other businesses taking part will be the Old Course Hotel itself, The Peat Inn, The Adamson, St Andrews Links, 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 Tailend, The Newport, Rufflets Country House Hotel, Forgan’s 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.

Ryan Fowler and the Doll’s House – Fifer Ryan came to the Doll’s House from his position as head chef at Malmaison in Dundee, where he trained and developed a team of nine chefs. He previously had the role of acting head chef at different Park Inn Radisson hotels, going into kitchens without a head chef to implement brand standards. He was also head chef with the Speratus Group at Amicus Apple, and was head chef/general manager at Rock and Oyster.

The Doll’s House is one of St Andrew’s most recognisable spots to eat & drink, and it specialises in “good mood food”. The Doll’s House offers a diverse range of quality offers – from brunch every morning to a lovely seasonal market menu. It also boast an abundance of fresh scones and cakes to accompany its tea and coffees. Every Sunday 50p from the sale of each roast is donated to Families First – a local charity based in the area.



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