Zest at the Chefs Taster Lunch
Lisa Cathro of Zest Cafe in St Andrews is again bringing her coffee passion and delicious aromas to the Savour St Andrews Chefs Taster Lunch, which is being held in association with the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa.
The event is taking place on Sunday November 3rd in the Old Course Hotel’s Hall of Champions (12-3pm), with around 20 businesses taking part.
Zest Cafe – Lisa (pictured) serves specialty grade single origin coffees that are sustainably sourced and expertly prepared to showcase the flavours unique to their origins. Lisa will have three baristas with her at the taster lunch to answer questions and offer samples of the coffees. The cafe in South Street has a range of healthy food, and has fully trained baristas. The local and independent social enterprise cafe helps to help to support people facing barriers to employment or with additional needs by providing a friendly, inclusive workplace to learn and develop.
This year’s Specialty Coffee Taster stall for the lunch is going bigger and taking 4/5 unique coffees for people to experience. Ask Hamish about the Arabica and Robusta – he’s been studying, and he is highlighting the delicious Rwandan Bumbogo from Thomsons Coffee. Zest will also be featuring coffee from @theblackdogcoffeeco….and you can chat to Colin the owner/roaster about his coffee!
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.