Macdonald Rusacks “Surf and Turf” at the Chefs Taster Lunch
Macdonald Rusacks “Surf and Turf” restaurant head chef Ryan Fowler will be presenting his French onion velouté with seared scallop, and spicy beef fillet tails, 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 Old Course Hotel’s Hall of Champions (12-3pm), with around 20 businesses taking part.
Fifer Ryan joined Macdonald Rusacks and the Surf and Turf team after spells as head chef at both Malmaison in Dundee, where he trained a developed a team of nine chefs, and the Doll’s House in St Andrews. 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 Rock and Oyster.
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 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.