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June 18, 2013
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Graeme Pallister: one of Perth’s most talented pan-rattlers

We have a couple of rather cool looking events and promotions which you may want to book in for over the next few weeks.

First up is the Highland Park Dinner which is running at 63 Tay Street in Perth next Wednesday evening. Graeme Pallister is the exec chef at 63 Tay Street and he also oversees the kitchen in the city’s Parklands Hotel.

He’s a talented man with several awards under his apron; not least the Chef of the Year prize from the recent CIS Awards. He has an interesting blog which you can browse from here.

Rare breed chefs

I liked this one about whether or not chefs are a strange breed – the answer, obviously, is yes.

Anyway, the Highland Park dinner menu pairs several courses with different expressions of Orkney’s most famous whisky. Typical dishes includes the smoked Perthshire pigeon teriyaki paired with a 21-year-old Highland Park.

Tickets cost £47 per person and the evening starts at 7pm, Wednesday 26th June.

Children eat free

At Edinburgh’s Caledonian Hotel, the Galvin Brasserie de Luxe is launching its new children’s menu.
To help celebrate the launch, kids under ten can eat for free from the children’s menu at lunchtimes during Sundays in July. Naturally, the little ones have to be accompanied by paying adults.
The menu uses the same ingredients as the grown-ups’ menus to create child-friendly dishes such as vine tomato soup with cheese croutons;  a mini Aberdeen Angus burger served with straw potatoes and green salad plus a pineapple kebab with raspberry crème fraiche.
If the nippers finish before the grown-ups, they’re allowed to leave the table to play in the new toy area.