The Golf Inn at the Chefs Taster Lunch
Golf Inn head chef Rory MacCrimmon will be cooking up blackpudding scotch egg with kataifi pastry baskets and also a chocolate orange cremaux with whipped cream dessert 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.
Born and raised in Dundee, Rory has worked his way up the ranks of Scotland’s kitchens, including Rufflets St Andrews and The Tayberry in Broughty Ferry. He then had spells as head chef at Kinettles Hotel, St Andrews, and Castlehill Restaurant in Dundee before coming back to St Andrews. He is now leading the kitchen with pub style fine dining for the new proprietors of the Golf Inn, a stone’s throw from the famous Old Course. Rory has a passion for Scotland’s natural larder.
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, 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.