Bite’s Festive Fancies

Edinburgh Gin will be running tutored tastings.

The good people at Bite magazine have put together a Festive Fancies Xmas Fair which will take place in Edinburgh’s Counting House on Saturday 22 November from 1pm to 5pm. Among many others, the stallholders confirmed so far include Thinking Chocolate, Edinburgh Larder Bistro and Hammond Charcuterie, who make gourmet cured meats, terrines and salamis from Scottish rare breed pork and game. You can see the full run down of producers and buy … [Read more...]

Mack the knife… and fork

Charles Rennie Mackintosh: knew his mind when it came to art. His views on a two course meal for £15.95 remain, sadly, unknown.

Regular readers may recall the 5pm Dining blog spraffing on about the Creative Mackintosh Festival which is taking place in Glasgow throughout October. A celebration of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the festival is now in full swing. Running alongside the festival is the Big Mack Dinearound which is organised by our chums at Glasgow Dinearound. The idea behind the Big Mack Dinearound is simple. Until the end of October, dozens of Glasgow’s … [Read more...]

West End Beer Festival

Stirlingshire's Fallen Brewing Company will be among the brewers at the festival.

The Edinburgh Restaurant Festival continues this weekend with, among other attractions, the West End Beer Festival on Sunday. Five of Edinburgh’s West End bars – Teuchters, The Melville, The Grosvenor, The Ghillie Dhu and Ryan’s Bar – have teamed up with the finest Scottish microbrewers to bring a range of authentic craft beers to the Capital’s thirstiest foodies from 12.30pm. Here’s the Meet the Makers schedule: 12.30 pm – Fallen … [Read more...]