Among them, Maggie May’s in Glasgow will be hosting nightly specials showcasing some of the finest Scottish cuisine. Every dish is freshly prepared with local produce by the team of chefs in Maggie’s kitchen.
A short walk away at Hutchesons, Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight is being celebrated with two of their favourite dishes – monkfish from the waters of Shetland and 100% Scotch beef from Ayrshire.
The two ingredients feature in the following specials:
Roasted Shetland monkfish tail with a choice of four sides and bottle of house red or white wine for £60 per couple.
35 day dry-aged Chateaubriand with a choice of four sides and a bottle of house red or white for £70 per couple.
Both specials are available from Sunday-Thursday, noon-10pm and Friday/Saturday, noon- 5pm, during Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight.
Hutchesons’ sister restaurant, The Butchershop, is showcasing their signature Scottish steaks in celebration of Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight.
They offer a melt-in-your-mouth 500g cote de boeuf, T-bone or the Chateaubriand with your choice of four sides and a bottle of house white or red for £70 per couple.
Available Sunday-Thursday, noon-10pm and Friday/Saturday, noon- 5pm, during Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight.
Hip to be square
Over in Edinburgh, One Square is running their Fayre and Square seasonal tasting menu until the end of September.
Proving that it’s hip to be square, this menu pairs three delicious courses with three gin cocktail tasters – each named after a famous square in the gin’s country of origin.
The gastronomic journey begins at home, with pressed Ayrshire pork belly and black pudding, matched with a St Andrew Square cocktail made with Caorunn gin and seasonal fruits.
Next, a slow cooked salmon fillet and heritage tomato dressing comes with a Plaza Cataluna – a Mediterranean blend of Gin Mare, basil and rosemary.
To finish, a dessert of vanilla parfait, orange meringue, cardamom crumble and marmalade mousse is paired with a Da Dam, a refreshing G&T mixed with Sloane’s Gin from Amsterdam.
The menu, with gin tasters, is £22 per person.
Best of Scottish
At L’Escargot Bleu, chef patron Fred Berkmiller has always been a massive supporter of Scottish producers. For September, Fred has created a special menu celebrating the best Scottish suppliers.
Take it slowly
Guests will meet local supporters of the Slow Food movement and find out more about local produce.
Heather Anderson of Whitmuir Farm will also be on hand to discuss their project to create the first community owned farm in Scotland.
A menu full of treats from Whitmuir Farm is promised.