New Wishart restaurant sets opening date

Martin Wishart's new restaurant, The Honours, opens in July

Martin Wishart, the chef who started the capital's Michelin star boom, has announced the opening date of his new Edinburgh restaurant as Thursday 7 July. Called The Honours, it will be a brasserie style venture. Paul Tamburrini, formerly of Hotel Du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow, will be the head chef at the North Castle Street premises. The name makes reference to Sir Walter Scott who famously uncovered the Scottish crown jewels, … [Read more...]

Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards

Congrats to all the winners from last night's Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards. The blog was at the bash at Dunblane's Doubletree by Hilton Hydro and, in these troubled financial times, it was good to see so many of Scotland's food and drink producers celebrating their sector's substantial achievements. Nick Nairn was in charge of the kitchens for the event and, in between the Solway Firth seabass and the Aberdeenshire hogget, he … [Read more...]

Ideal Home Show Scotland

There's no show without Punch

Running until Monday, the Ideal Home Show Scotland is now underway at the SECC in Glasgow. It's the only place to be this weekend if you want interior decor ideas or tips on how to make your garden bloom. The show also caters very well for those of us whose lives are governed by our stomachs. The Ideal Food and Housewares section of the show features the Celebrity Chef Theatre with slebs such as Jean Christophe Novelli, John Burton Race … [Read more...]