Lisa Cathro of Zest Cafe in St Andrews is bringing her coffee passion to “Savour St Andrews” Chefs Taster Lunch on November 5.
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.
Zest will be showcasing specialty grade single origin coffee, sustainably sourced and expertly prepared to showcase the flavours unique to its origin. Nic, Adam & Hamish will be there presenting delicious specialty coffee samples from Artisan Roast and demonstrating some different brew methods!!
Other businesses taking part will be the Old Course Hotel itself, The Peat Inn, The Adamson, St Andrews Links, The Hotel du Vin St Andrews, Playfair’s Restaurant, The Seafood Ristorante, The Tayberry St Andrews, Forgan’s, the Scottish Fruit Company, Jannettas Gelateria, Fisher and Donaldson, The Tailend, The Newport, Rufflets Country House Hotel, The Doll’s House 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.
Zest Cafe serves speciality coffee and a range of healthy food, and has fully trained baristas. The local and independent training 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.