Top Glasgow Restaurants Head East for Taste of Edinburgh

Three of Glasgow’s best restaurants - Café Gandolfi, Cail Bruich and Two Fat Ladies - are the latest additions to a star-studded line-up for one of Scotland’s favourite food festivals, Taste of Edinburgh 2011, in partnership with AEG.


Wed, 11 May 2011


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The Glasgow restaurants will be the first in the event’s five-year history to showcase the quality of the west of Scotland dining scene, and will be demonstrating their dishes to over 25,000 foodies who are expected to flock to The Meadows in the capital from 1st-3rd July.

Fresh from their recent Reader’s Choice award win at The List Eating and Drinking Guide Awards 2011, Seumas MacInnes and his team at Café Gandolfi will join the award-winning Cail Bruich and Two Fat Ladies, two of Glasgow’s most celebrated restaurant brands, at this year’s event.

The Glasgow culinary favourites form a stellar line-up of restaurants, representing the very best of Scottish culinary talent including: Chez Rouz; Cucina at Hotel Missoni; First Coast; Mark Greenaway at Hawke & Hunter; Ondine; Plumed Horse; Tigerlily; Vincaffé; and Wedgwood.

Foodie fans will have the chance to enjoy cooking demonstrations at the Taste Theatre and sample the best food and drink from over 100 Scottish and UK artisan producers.

Visitors can also brush up on their own culinary skills with hands-on AEG Perfekt Cooking Classes with Cook School by Martin Wishart, and sessions at the Waitrose Cookery School where they can create stunning dishes with the freshest, local and seasonal ingredients.

Ryan James, proprietor of the Two Fat Ladies restaurants and Glasgow Restaurant Association chairman, commented: "We are really excited to be on board with Taste of Edinburgh this year.

"The Glasgow restaurant scene is doing incredibly well and we have a lot to offer. Taste will be a great opportunity to showcase this in Edinburgh, bring some of the garrulous Glasgow charm to the event and also share ideas and knowledge with some of the other successful Scottish chefs taking part.

"We are already talking to our suppliers to make sure we have the very best, fresh, local produce to cook with over the weekend and fingers crossed for lovely summer weather. Nothing tastes better than freshly caught seafood and a glass of champagne in the sunshine."

Taste Festivals managing director, Justin Clarke, said: "We are absolutely delighted to welcome such iconic Glasgow restaurant brands on board with Taste of Edinburgh this year.

"One of the fantastic things about the festival is the variety of different restaurants, chefs and types of cuisine on offer – our guests can experience food from some of Scotland’s finest local producers and artisan suppliers while our chefs can share knowledge and expertise.

"Café Gandolfi, Cail Bruich and Two Fat Ladies will definitely bring an exciting new dimension to this year’s line-up."

Taste of Edinburgh was launched in 2007 and over the past five years, the festival has developed a recipe for success attracting a host of household names, including Jean-Christophe Novelli, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Tom Kitchin, Rachel Allen, Tristan Welch, Giorgio Locatelli, Nick Nairn, Aldo Zilli, Lady Claire Macdonald and Alan Murchison.

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