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August 24, 2012
Say Hello to some Highlanders this weekend

If you’re looking for foodie activities this weekend then Dumfries and Galloway is not a bad place to start.

Their Flavour Fortnight food festival gets underway this weekend with hundreds of the region’s food and drink businesses hosting a huge range of nosh-based events.

Over the course of the fortnight, visiting gourmets as well as D&G’s own gastronauts can look forward to guided forages; farm walks; chocolate making workshops; a world champion pie-maker challenge and a wild food beach party.

Among this weekend’s highlights are a gastronomic quiz dinner; a fish smoking demo and a meet and greet with some Highland cattle.

As the harvest season kicks off, Flavour Fortnight is just one in a long series of food festivals which are rolling out over the next few weeks. Many fall under the umbrella of the Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight which launches next Saturday.

On a similar tip, 5pm favourite Cafe St Honoré has teamed up with Edinburgh brewers Innis & Gunn to celebrate the harvest.  Scottish Chef of the Year 2011 Neil Forbes has matched four Innis & Gunn oak-aged beers to a four-course menu. The beers include a re-launched Melville’s fruit beer and limited edition Spiced Rum.  The highlight of the menu will be a rich game pie.

The dinner is on Friday 28 September at 7pm. Cost is £40 a head.