Rufflets at the Chefs Taster Lunch
Rufflets sous chef Shona Laing will be offering pan seared fillet of halibut with smoked pancetta creamed leeks and truffle foam 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 3rd in the Old Course Hotel’s Hall of Champions (12-3pm), with around 20 businesses taking part.
Shona’s career began with 13 years living, training and working in France. She returned to Scotland and her native Fife in 2013 where she cooked at another four star country hotel, before eventually joining the team at Rufflets. Under head chef David Kinnes, Shona was promoted to sous in October 2018.
Rufflets St Andrews has been a family owned hotel since 1952, and today has the reputation for one of the highest quality country house hotels in Scotland. Its many accolades include AA Scottish Hotel of the Year 2015/2016, 4 AA Red Stars, 2 AA Rosettes, 4 VisitScotland Gold Stars and Taste our Best.
Nestled in 10 acres of award-winning gardens on the outskirts of St Andrews, Rufflets provides an idyllic backdrop for weddings, events or a perfect leisure break.
Visitors to the taster 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 St Andrews, 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.