If you like your food with a side serving of excellent
music, top quality comedy and perhaps a spot of raft-building then there is
only one place to be this weekend.
The brainchild of chef Tom Lewis and his wife Lisa, Mhor Fest is a three day celebration of Scottish food and drink with a kicking live soundtrack from top DJs and bands.
It takes place at the Lewis' Perthshire Farm from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May.
As always, the food side of the festival looks like a double serving of fun. As well as foraging, cooking demos and cocktail masterclasses, guests can try their hand at the famous omelette challenge or just set up camp at the oyster and Champagne bar.
Every year, the festival invites top chefs to cook up a Friday night feast. This year, the meal is dedicated to the memory of the chef Andrew Fairlie who passed away earlier this year.
The meal will include dishes from by Marysia Paszkowska of Monachyle Mhor Hotel; Nick Nairn of Nick Nairn’s Cook School and The Kailyard; Neil Forbes of Café St Honore, Frederic Berkmiller of l’escargot blue and l’escargot blanc, and Lorna McNee of Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles hotel.
Fundraising money from the festival will go to the chef's chosen charity: Cornhill MacMillan Centre in Perth.
The theme of this year's festival is wellbeing and there will be talks and activities designed to encourage mental and physical health.
Certainly some of the activities available over the weekend will cast a rosy glow. Your blogger is not sure he is ready for dance yoga but the hula hoop workshop looks fun. As do the bushcraft classes and the disco yoga.
The live music line-up runs from Beans on Toast to festival fave, DJ Jon Pleased Wimmin.
As always, a highlight of the weekend will be the raft race on Loch Voil. Think along the lines of a watery Wacky Races.