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March 27, 2012

Last week, we blogged about the French catering students who were doing a Scottish exchange trip and running a one night pop-up at The Hub in Edinburgh.

We should also point out that following on from Saturday’s pop-up, the students, who are from Brittany, will be back in action the next morning, Sunday 1st April.

The French equivalent of April Fool’s Day is Les Poissons d’Avril or the Fish of April so the students will be turning the French Institute on Randolph Crescent into a fish market for the day.

Participants will be discovering easy-to-do recipes involving cheap fish (mackerel, herring, sardines, pilchards, kippers etc) through workshops and tastings.

Edinburgh-based chefs will give their special tips about produce sourcing while the budding chefs will offer bites of fine fish products from Scotland, Brittany and Belgium (rillettes de sardines, smoked trouts, roll mops, etc), to enjoy with a glass of white wine.

Tickets cost £5(£3 for Institute members) and the event takes place 11am-4pm on Sunday.

Fred Berkmiller, chef patron at both L’escargot Bleu and L’escargot Blanc, is heavily involved in the exchange trip. You can see what 5pm deals Fred is running in his restaurants by clicking here or here.

Sticking with the French theme, last week, we also told you about Le Bistro Beaumartin, a new French restaurant which has opened on Glasgow’s Hope Street. We’re delighted to tell you that they have joined 5pm.

Joanna Blythman reviewed the place in the Sunday Herald last week. You can find here very positive review here.