Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2016

Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2016

Kerry was delighted to attend a glittering awards ceremony celebrating the best of Scottish Food and Drink at the EICC on Thursday night, where over 800 people gathered to see the winners crowned.

Chef Simon Rimmer from TV’s Something For the Weekend did a sterling job of keeping the show on the road and presenting the awards.

Guy Taylor, Head Chef of Leith’s at the EICC, and his team produced some amazing canapes of which the pea and supernature truffle oil tarts and roast Scottish beef fillet with walnut and watercress pesto were Kerry’s favorites. Dinner was a potted cullen skink, Highland venison followed by a Perthshire heather honey and Stirlingshire cream bavarois with shortbread crumble topping and Leith’s lavender biscuits and chocolate sauce. All showcased the wonderful ingredients and flavours that Scotland is so fortunate to have.

Twenty businesses were selected from 245 entries and announced as recipients of the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2016, Scotland’ most prestigious food and drink awards. The awards are run by Scotland Food & Drink in partnership with RHASS. The title sponsor was Asda and the awards were supported by Think Local.

These awards recognise those business and individuals in Scotland who lead the way with innovation, enterprise and quality.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. Particular mentions were given to Jim Walker of Walkers Shortbread for his ‘Outstanding Contribution to Food and Drink’, to chef Fred Berkmiller of L’escargot bleu, awarded Food Pioneer. Product of the Year was awarded to ‘Macamoon’s Scottish Selection’ macarons. Kerry’s very much looking forward to getting her hands on some of those!

For details of all the nominees and winners, visit Scotland Food and Drink’s website.

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About Caroline von Schmalensee

Cooking, eating and drinking is fun as well as necessary. I do food for fun and I write for a living. Good food makes the world a more delicious and satisfying place. Good writing, meanwhile, can make the world a less confusing place.

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