Mitchell’s and Forgan’s at the Chefs Taster Lunch
Two firm favourites in St Andrews will be featuring next weekend as Mitchell’s head chef Lucy Spendlow, also representing adjacent Forgan’s Restaurant, prepares her renowned Cullen Skink, a selection of mini deli sandwiches and a lemon and raspberry Eton Mess for the Savour St Andrews Chefs Taster Lunch.
The event, which is being held in association with the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa, is taking place on Sunday November 3rd in the hotel’s Hall of Champions (12-3pm), with around 20 businesses taking part.
Mitchell’s recently welcomed new head chef Lucy Spendlow to its kitchen from her similar post at neighbouring Forgan’s. Originally from York, Lucy moved to St Andrews thirteen years ago. She joined the G1 team five years ago as the head chef of Victoria Café. Later moving to the Grill House, she was heavily involved in the transformation to Mammacita and her passion for food is noticeable through the traditional style Mexican dishes served tapas style. She brought some delicious and innovative dishes to Forgan’s before her recent move to Mitchell’s.
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.