Scottish Fruit Company at the Chefs Taster Lunch

The Scottish Fruit Company is back at the Savour St Andrews Chefs Taster Lunch with its delicious cordials.

Run by Danya Caceres, the company picks, trades and forages in fields, ancient and modern orchards, gardens and wild places to discover Scotland’s natural fruit.

Danya’s Scottish Gooseberry Mint Cordial was recently shortlisted for this November’s Quality Food Awards in London.

She said that from medieval varieties of pears to the prickliest brambles and rosehips, Scottish fruit history is ripe with endeavour, surprise and taste.

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.

Other businesses taking part will be the Old Course Hotel itself, The Peat Inn, The Adamson, The Hotel du Vin St Andrews, The Tayberry St Andrews, The Seafood Ristorante, Zest, The Doll’s House, Playfair’s Restaurant and Steakhouse, 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.

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