Time passes so quickly in August and great things could pass you by. Our plan for this section is to give you brief ideas of foodie things that you shouldn’t miss. Bookmark and check back often.
Foodie Popups and Comedy
Singh’s Road Trip at the Apex in the Grassmarket
Tony Singh has opened a pop up restaurant in the Apex Hotel in the Grassmarket for the duration of August. Open every day from midday to midnight for sit in and takeaway. Expect a very tasty mash up of British and Indian flavours. We’ll be reporting more on this one! Book your table.
Hardeep Singh Kohli at VDeep
Foodies Festival 7 to 9 August, 2015
The Foodies Festival is always a must for us each year. This year it is celebrating its 10th birthday! Every visit has found me discovering new producers and products that I continue to use. Worth the entrance fee alone, I’d say.
I always aim to see as many chefs as possible in the demo theatre. (Just remember to book your tickets as soon as you arrive) and this year Chefs Marcello Tully, Head Chef at Kinloch Lodge on Isle of Skye; Mark Greenaway at Restaurant Mark Greenaway; Great British Menu’s Jaqueline O’Donnell at The Sisters; TV Chef & Author Tony Singh & Founder of small aubergine; Saira Hamilton will be there.
There is a new tasting theatre where chocolate, cake and bake masterclasses will be held. Audience members will be able to lend a helping hand to top chefs including Coeur De Xocolat’s David Greenwood-Haigh who will be running a Chocolate Safari and a Chocolate Sniffing Masterclass.
Buy tickets now. There are various offers depending on the day you attend.
Edinburgh Food Festival 29 July to 2 August
The Edinburgh food festival has been set up in George Square gardens. Here you’ll find a lovely selection of food producers and stands where you can grab something to eat. There are plenty of free foodie talks to attend too!
Our top tips:
- Cold brew coffee from BrewLab Quite a revelation to me. Over 18 hours the coffee is brewed with cold water. Do try the Nicaraguan coffee.
- Doughnuts from 12 Triangles – fabulous unusual flavours of fillings including rose which I thoroughly enjoyed
- Seapigs seasalt have extended their range even further – their salt is something I use very frequently – we loved the salty fudge
- Plan B have now added beer to their range of honey products Named beehive brae it’s on its 3rd iteration and very refreshing
There are many more stalls to check out and on Sunday the Edinburgh Cake Ladies will be there too with a charity stall – definitely not to be missed. Find out more