Fabulous food produced by various businesses from in and around St Andrews will be on offer during a special extended “Savour St Andrews” lunch early in November.
Building on the success of last year’s event, the Chefs Taster Lunch is a finger buffet style journey involving a number of top chefs and acclaimed local establishments.
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.
Taking part will be the Old Course Hotel itself, St Andrews Links, The Adamson, The Peat Inn, The Seafood Ristorante, Playfair’s Restaurant, The Tayberry, Zest, Jannettas Gelateria, Forgan’s, the Scottish Fruit Company, Fisher and Donaldson, Rufflets Country House Hotel, The Tailend, The Newport, Hotel du Vin St Andrews, The Doll’s House and Bon Accord.
The dishes on offer include seafood such as Cullen Skink, Surf and Turf with Pittenweem langoustines, Halibut with Fennel Salad, Squid and Salmon Burgers and Seafood Crostinis.
There will also be dishes using Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb, a mini Afternoon Tea, Chickpea Falafels, Ricotta wrapped in Beetroot Gel, delicious locally made ice cream, specialist bakery products, a cocktail with local craft gin and free sampling of speciality coffee and soft drinks.
Hospitality students from the SRUC Elmwood Campus in Cupar, who work closely with Savour St Andrews, are again lending invaluable support for the event.
Indeed part of the proceeds will be used towards special student bursaries for both SRUC Elmwood Hospitality and Fife College students. The bursaries will be presented at the St Andrew’s Day Dinner on November 30.
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. Children under 12 will be given free tickets for three dishes.
There will also be music from the popular University of St Andrews student-based A Cappella group The Accidentals.
The event will run between 12noon-3pm, booking isn’t necessary, and entry is free.
Our photograph (Alan Richardson) shows some of those taking part during the lunch: front Martin Hollis, (Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa); second row Julija Danilova (Seafood Ristorante), Stewart Macaulay (The Adamson), Vicki Munro (SRUC Elmwood), Lucy Spendlow (Forgan’s), Owen Hazel (Jannettas); third row Jamie Scott (The Newport), Sharon Munro (St Andrews Links), Scott Stewart (Hotel du Vin), Jade Milne (Fisher and Donaldson), back row Geoffrey Smeddle (The Peat Inn), Ian MacDonald (St Andrews Links), Duncan McLachlan (Playfair’s Restaurant and Steak House) Nick Kock (formerly of Rufflets Country House Hotel, and now at The Tayberry)