It is a busy weekend for food and drink lovers across Scotland. In an earlier blog, we mentioned the Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival. Sticking with Edinburgh, the Whisky Stramash also takes place that weekend.
All tempting prospects.
Mhor Festival Feast
However, if you prefer to get out of the city, Mhor Festival offers a spectacular, rural setting for three days of food, drink and music.
For the first year ever, Mhor Fest will be hosting an all-star female chef line-up for the coveted Mhor Feast on the Friday.
Lorna McNee, Scottish Chef of the Year 2017 and part of the kitchen brigade at Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, will serve up her signature dish.
There will also be a course each from Rosie Healey, formerly of Ottolenghi and now at Alchemilla in Glasgow; ‘The Café Girls’ of Café St Honore; and Marysia Paskowska of Monachyle Mhor.
A limited number of 100 Feast tickets are available. Previously selling out within days, tickets for the five-course, £70 dinner are only available on a lottery basis.
Tom Lewis, Chef Proprietor of Monachyle Mhor and Co-Founder of Mhor Festival, said:
‘Mhor Festival is more than a food festival, it’s a great party with an excellent line up of our favourite chefs, DJs and musicians. This year we’re excited to welcome sell-out recording artist, Ray Harris, Daft Funk, and The Federation Of The Disco Pimp.’
A festival for all ages and tastes, the line-up includes the now traditional raft race, aerial trapeze performances; bread making workshops and baking competitions; a circus skills workshop; the omelette challenge; disco yoga, and an appearance from Phil Kay, previous winner of British Comedy Award Best Live Stand Up.
New for this year, the Festival will host Cinemor77, a mobile cinema housed in a yurt.
Across the weekend festival goers will be amongst a selection of Scotland’s best artisan producers including; L’Art Du Vin wines, Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch whisky and Great Glen Charcuterie.
Accommodation options include camping in the festival grounds or staying in one of the local hotels and B&B’s.
Day tickets are available from £20 for an adult, while a weekend camping pass begins at £75. These can be bought online.
Festival and camping tickets for under 16s are free of charge.