The year in food October to December

Dominic Jack's Castle Terrace Restaurant scooped a Michelin star

Curry was much in the headlines in the final part of the year. In Edinburgh, The Kismot restaurant made news around the world when its Kismot Killer curry hospitalised diners taking part in a curry scoffing competition. While the story was covered everywhere from New York to New Zealand, the best headline was thought up much closer to home. Congrats to the Evening News sub editor who came up with: Dial naan, naan, naan. On a less happy … [Read more...]

The year in food July to September

Brad Pitt's appearance in Glasgow made a lot of people very happy

The big news for 5pm in these months was the launch of the 5pm takeaway service in September. To mark the launch, Sanjay Majhu, boss of the Harlequin Restaurant group, created an eco-friendly curry, or Mac-sala, in which all the ingredients came from Scotland. Edinburgh's major restaurant news was the opening of Martin Wishart's hotly anticpated new brasserie, The Honours. The main man in the kitchen is Paul Tamburrini, an old colleague … [Read more...]

2011 in Food: May and June

This may, or may not. be the man behind Glasgow Mega Burrito

May and June were busy for both new openings and daft stories. According to several newspaper reports, Denmark banned Marmite as it apparently fell foul of the country's laws on food products with added vitamins. Meanwhile, Budweiser advertised for someone to be their beer executive officer at live music festivals. The job description was simple: travel around the country delivering Bud 66 to rock stars and superstar DJs at big music … [Read more...]