Fred Berkmiller, winner of the Best Restaurant/Food Eatery award hosted an evening of drinks, snacks and awards at Bar à vin in the West End. There the winners, media and interested parties came together to sip wine, eat tartines and celebrate this year’s Scottish winners.
Slow Food Scotland works for a good, clean and fair food system. This has many implications, some of which are actively working for production and appreciation of good quality, local ingredients. They organise networking events, dinners and educational events and are part of a global movement.
This is the second year of the Scottish Slow Food awards.
And the winners are:
Best Butcher: Peelham Farm, Borders
Best Baker: Riverside Bakery, Stirling
Best Greengrocer: East Coast Organics, Edinburgh
Best Fishmonger: Eddie’s Seafood Market, Edinburgh
Best Deli or Grocer: Edinburgh Larder, Edinburgh
Best Cheesemonger: I.J. Mellis, various locations, Scotland
Best Market: Edinburgh Farmer’s Market
Best Restaurant/Food Eatery: L’Escargot Bleu, Edinburgh
Champion Slow Food Product: North Ronaldsay Mutton, North Ronaldsay (available UK wide)
Person of the Year: Bryce Cunningham of Mossgeil Farm and Dairy – the UK’s first single-use plastic-free dairy. Bryce was nominated by Director for Slow Food Scotland, Walter Mowat: “Fabulous milk and cream, and brilliant environmental credentials.”
All pictures by Albie Clark.