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A MONTH OF CULINARY EXCELLENCE

A collaboration of award-winning chefs from in and around St Andrews

Savour St Andrews, following on from the St Andrews Food and Drink Festival, involves a number of St Andrews businesses working together in the run-up to St Andrew’s Day to highlight the excellent food and drink on offer locally.

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LATEST NEWS

January 25, 2017

“From dream to dram” -New Kingsbarns appointment

  KINGSBARNS DISTILLERY WELCOMES NEW VISITOR CENTRE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Kingsbarns Distillery is delighted to welcome Scott Robertson into the position of Visitor Centre Development Manager.   Scott joined his local Distillery at the end of last year and is enjoying the getting to know his new team and making plans for the coming months.  Scott […]


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January 12, 2017

Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards 2017 launched

The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards recognise those businesses and individuals in Scotland who are leading the way with innovation, enterprise and quality. Applications for members of SF&D and RHASS are £25+VAT and £45+VAT for non-members per entry, there is no limit to the number of categories or products businesses can enter. Support for […]


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January 12, 2017

St Andrew’s Day Dinner team

What a squad! The end of a fabulous St Andrew’s Day Dinner at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa. Seen in the photograph are the participating chefs and their back-up teams including – the Old Course Hotel’s Martin Hollis, Geoffrey Smeddle from the Michelin-starred Peat Inn, executive chef Frank Trepesch from five star […]


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January 10, 2017

Savour St Andrews student bursaries awarded

      Professional cookery students from two Fife colleges have been awarded special “Savour St Andrews” bursaries which can be used to help boost their careers in the hospitality industry. The awards, worth £500 to each college, were handed over at the end of the annual St Andrew’s Day Dinner, which was held at […]


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December 1, 2016

Scotch Lamb PGI a huge success at St Andrew’s Day Dinner

Scotch Lamb PGI took centre stage last night at the annual St Andrew’s Day Dinner, which was held at the five red star Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa. Around 140 discerning guests from across the country attended the “Savour St Andrews” dinner which saw Scotch Lamb PGI, supplied by Campbells Prime Meats, pride […]


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November 28, 2016

Newburgh Orchards and Michelin-starred chef Geoffrey Smeddle

The combination of a Michelin-starred chef, a community group and some of Fife’s finest fruit will bring a delicious end to a very special dinner this week. The Peat Inn’s Geoffrey Smeddle will be using apples from Newburgh’s famous orchards for the dessert course at the St Andrew’s Day Dinner at the Old Course Hotel, […]


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November 25, 2016

Centuries old links inspire St Andrew’s Day Sausage

Well known Fife butchery business Minick of St Andrews has added an unusual touch to celebrations around St Andrew’s Day by coming up with a very special sausage. The product is themed on a centuries old links with Saint Andrew, and with the fearsome wild boars that roamed local countryside. The wild boar has appeared […]


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November 22, 2016

Scotch Lamb PGI on the Menu for St Andrew’s Day

    Scotch Lamb PGI on the Menu for St Andrew’s Day Scotch Lamb PGI is set to be centre stage at the annual St Andrew’s Day Dinner, held at the five-star Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa on Wednesday 30 November. The dinner will be the climax of November events coordinated by Savour […]


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November 11, 2016

Savour St Andrews student bursaries

  Professional cookery students from two Fife colleges are being offered a career enhancing opportunity through newly created “Savour St Andrews” bursaries. The awards, open to professional cookery students at Fife College and the SRUC Elmwood campus, will be presented at the St Andrew’s Day dinner at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa […]


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November 10, 2016

East Neuk langoustines for special dinner

St Andrews Links chefs Ian MacDonald and Sharon Munro have just paid an early morning visit to Pittenweem fish market to check out the newly landed catch of langoustines. The pair met up before dawn with Fishermen’s Mutual Association manager Tom Mackenzie in preparation for the spectacular seafood starter Ian is preparing for this year’s […]


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November 9, 2016

FREE Cookery Demonstrations and Drinks Tastings at the Byre Theatre

Two afternoons of demonstrations from leading chefs, and several drinks tastings, are coming to the Byre Theatre at the weekend as part of the Savour St Andrews November events. The chefs will be taking to the stage between 12 noon and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday (November 19 and 20) to show how they create […]


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November 5, 2016

Zest’s superb coffees for Chefs Taster Lunch

Coffee aficionado Lisa Cathro of Zest will be providing an ideal finish to for visitors to the November 6th Chefs Taster Lunch at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa. Lisa said that she will be serving specialty grade single origin coffees that are sustainably sourced and expertly prepared to showcase the flavours unique […]


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November 5, 2016

Fisher and Donaldson at the Chefs Taster Lunch

    Famous local bakery business Fisher and Donaldson is providing some firm favourites for the Chefs Taster Lunch at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa on November 6th. Legendary mini fudge doughnuts, mini coffee towers, and shortbread will be featuring at the event. The innovative taster lunch offers tickets for just £5 […]


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November 5, 2016

Forgan’s canapes for Chefs Taster Lunch

Forgan’s head chef Steven Maxwell will be taking part in the November 6th Chefs Taster Lunch at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa. Steven is creating a trio of canapés – Smoked Salmon Tartare, a Goats Cheese canape and a Deli Meat Stack. The innovative taster lunch offers tickets for just £5 which […]


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November 5, 2016

Sweet and savoury from the Adamson

Stewart Macaulay of the award-winning two AA Rosette Adamson Restaurant will be creating delicious desserts and a savoury taster for the November 6th Chefs Taster Lunch at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa. The innovative taster lunch offers tickets for just £5 which can be used to purchase three of the dishes on […]


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November 4, 2016

Old Course Hotel’s Martin Hollis cooks pork

Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa executive chef Martin Hollis will be creating two dishes using Quality Meat Scotland Specially Selected Pork for the Taster Lunch at the hotel on November 6th. Martin’s tasters will be pork fillet with Stornaway black pudding, wrapped in pastry with a sage and apple sauce, and a pork […]


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November 4, 2016

“Mocktails” from the Scottish Fruit Company

The Scottish Fruit Company, run by Danya Caceres, is taking part in the Savour St Andrews Chefs Taster Lunch at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa on Sunday November 6th. The company picks, trades and forages in fields, ancient and modern orchards, gardens and wild places to discover Scotland’s natural fruit. From medieval […]


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November 4, 2016

Game taster from Geoffrey Smeddle

Michelin starred chef Geoffrey Smeddle will be serving up East Neuk wood pigeon as he takes part in the Chefs Taster Lunch at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa on Sunday. The Nov 6th event will feature a range of top chefs from around the area. Geoffrey, chef/patron at the acclaimed Peat Inn Restaurant […]


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November 4, 2016

Cromars special November deal

Nationally acclaimed Cromars Classic Fish and Chips in St Andrews is offering a special deal throughout November in the run up to St Andrew’s Day. Cromars was named the top fish and chip shop in Scotland – and one of the UK top 10 – as part of the 2016 National Fish & Chip Awards […]


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November 3, 2016

Fabulous seafood for Chefs Taster Lunch

            St Andrews Links executive chef Ian MacDonald has come up with a stunning seafood treat for the Chefs Taster Lunch at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa on Sunday. The November 6th event, organised by Savour St Andrews, will feature an amazing range of top chefs from […]


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November 3, 2016

Cullen Skink for Chefs Taster Lunch

The Seafood Restaurant overlooking the famous West Sands is preparing a real Scottish treat for its contribution to the Chefs Taster Lunch on Sunday November 6. Visitors to the event at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa will be able to enjoy Fife Cullen Skink, with local knobbly potatoes and North Sea haddock […]


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November 1, 2016

Jannettas Sundaes at Chefs Taster Lunch

                      Jannettas Gelateria, one of the businesses taking part in the “Savour St Andrews” Chefs Taster lunch on November 6, will be tempting visitors with four different sundaes. The St Andrews business will incorporate the use of locally grown berries (Pittormie), in season pomegranate, homemade […]


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October 28, 2016

Local beef for Playfair’s taster dish

      Playfair’s Restaurant and Steakhouse head chef Duncan McLachlan has come up with a truly locally based meat dish for his contribution to a special lunch in St Andrews next week. Duncan is working with old school friend and local farmer Matthew Waldie – who specialises in the less common Belted Galloway beef – on […]


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October 12, 2016

Chefs Taster Lunch – try something different!

  Visitors will be able to eat their way around fabulous treats produced by various St Andrews businesses during a special extended lunch session at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa. Our Savour St Andrews Chefs Taster Lunch will allow people to eat and spend as much or as little as they like […]


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October 6, 2016

Celebrate Thanksgiving in a 3 AA rosette-awarded Road Hole Restaurant

Celebrate Thanksgiving Thursday November 24 – 6pm-9pm This is your ‘home from home’ in the home of golf – and we invite you to enjoy a simply stunning Thanksgiving celebration in our 3 AA rosette-awarded Road Hole Restaurant overlooking the Old Course. THANKSGIVING MENU Come and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner – and celebrate in […]


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October 4, 2016

Savour St Andrews bursaries

Professional cookery students from two Fife colleges are to be offered a career enhancing opportunity through newly created “Savour St Andrews” bursaries. The awards, open to professional cookery students at Fife College and the SRUC Elmwood campus, will be presented at the St Andrew’s Day dinner at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa. […]


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September 28, 2016

Fairmont St Andrews new Executive Chef is involved in Savour St Andrews

The luxury five star hotel Fairmont St Andrews recently appointed Frank Trepesch – who is involved in the November “Savour St Andrews” activities –  as its new executive chef. Joining from the five-star Kempinski Hotel in Egypt, Frank is responsible for all culinary operations throughout the resort as well as developing menus and driving new […]


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