Side Dishes (27 November 2008)

News to nibble on

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Glengoyne Distillery by Killearn is hosting a free Christmas Food and Drink event from 10.30am on Saturday 6 December, featuring Edenmill farm shop’s barrel smokers, beer from WEST and Brewdog, cooking demos from Monachyle Mhor’s Tom Lewis and lots of family-oriented entertainment.

Another piece of gourmet Edinburgh appearing on the bonny banks is Valvona & Crolla, who thanks to their tie-up with Jenners/House of Fraser now have food halls and cafès both in the main Jenners on Princes Street and at the outpost of Jenners located in the the Loch Lomond Shores. The partnership has also resulted in an expansion for V&C south of the border, with a cafè opening in the House of Fraser store at Westfield Shopping Centre in London.

The former Hallion Club at Picardy Place in Edinburgh has become Hawke + Hunter. It’s the latest from Brown Taylor, operators of 99 Hanover Street, and will feature a 40-cover restaurant under head chef Suzanne O’Connor, private dining rooms, a first floor bar, billiard room, and four bedrooms. 0131 557 0952,

A new farmers’ market for Edinburgh will take place at Ocean Terminal on Fridays 12 and 19 December, with many of the stalls from the regular weekly Saturday morning farmers’ market on Castle Terrace in attendance. It runs from 10am to 4pm, and has the advantage of free parking nearby as well as some shelter from the canopy in front of the shopping centre. There are plans to run it as a monthly Friday market next year.


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