Edinburgh’s first ever Shuck Fest marked the end of the Cowgate’s St Patrick’s celebrations. The crowning glory, one would think, of three days of revelry at Three Sisters. It was also a Sunday, and the day after two important rugby matches (so Christopher tells me). That’s probably why it was so very quiet.
When the Pitt Market started, they ran one Saturday a month. During the summer, they increased to weekly and then, when the weather got unavoidably dreich and horrid, they took a break. Now they’re back.
It’s quarter to six on a Friday evening, I’m in a cab on my way to Kerry’s and I’ve forgotten to bring a bottle of wine. Instead of swearing or asking the taxi to stop at an off-license, I turn to my phone.
Kerry and I had the pleasure of popping into Dishoom, the amazing new Bombay Cafe on St Andrew’s Square on launch night.
Stockbridge stalwart Hamilton’s have created 7 bespoke winter cocktails to accompany their Christmas menu, and I was delighted to have the opportunity to try them.
Last weekend we popped in to look round the Foodies Festival at the EICC. Loved the variety of stands there, we sampled most things from the gooiest ever chocolate brownies to gin, raw sugar cane rum cocktails, curry and everything in between. We loved the demos too and especially liked the look of Mark Heirs cured salmon using Arbikie Gin.
Belted Burgers take their name from the cattle that provide the meat for the burgers. I went to their Edinburgh restaurant on Fredrick Street to find out what they are offering this Christmas season. Continue reading
Saturday morning at Edinburgh Academy. People are setting up and anyone who comes through the door is handed a champagne flute and a voucher for an oyster. Bottles pop: Fizz Festival, Edinburgh, has started.