Hams Hame at the Chefs Taster Lunch
Hams Hame Pub and Grill head chef Paul Hannan will be preparing carrot cake with citrus butter cream and a dark and white chocolate brownie for the Savour St Andrews Chefs Taster Lunch, which is being held in association with the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa next month.
The event is taking place on Sunday November 3 in the hotel’s Hall of Champions (12-3pm), with around 20 businesses taking part.
After studying professional cookery at Dundee College Paul joined the Hilton group at Dunkeld House Hotel. He then had a spell at Malmaison in Dundee before joining the team at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa. He worked in the hotel’s Road Hole restaurant and the Duke’s Course restaurant before taking up his post at Hams Ham, where he has spent the last three and a half years.
Hams Hame, part of the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa operation, is a fabulous venue offering outstanding Scottish cuisine that showcases the best ingredients – seafood landed on the harbours of the East Neuk’s fishing villages. It addition it offers carefully selected pork, beef and poultry reared by award-winning producers across Scotland, and seasonal fruits and vegetables chosen for their flavour from farms, some of which overlook St Andrews.
Visitors to the taster 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 St Andrews, 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.