Restaurant Review: The Pantry’s new frozen ready meals

To launch their new range of frozen ready meals, The Pantry asked us along to a blind tasting – in complete darkness! This may seem a little strange but by suppressing the dominant sense of sight we were able to evaluate these meals using our gastronomic senses of taste and smell – a completely different experience. The idea for the evening More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, April 24th, 2014

New executive chef at Sheraton

The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa has announced the appointment of Craig Hart as Executive Chef. Craig takes over from Malcolm Webster who is progressing his career with Sheraton Hotels & Resorts as Executive More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

How to go about baking slow bread

  A launch event for a new book by Andrew Whitley is being held in Edinburgh on 7 May 2014. Breadmaking is an ancient art and one of the oldest and tastiest breads is sourdough. Requiring only flour, water, More...

By Reader On Monday, April 21st, 2014

Cheese and Wine tasting at Malmaison

Malmaison Edinburgh is having a Cheese & Wine Evening on Thursday the 8th of May and  invite you to go along for a special price of £20 per person. The evening includes 4 glasses of wine and 4 cheeses from More...

By Holly Jones On Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Review : The Basement Bar

The  Basement Bar is widely thought of as a bit of an Edinburgh institution and after its recent make over, Celia and I were looking forward to our dinner. Situated at the top of Broughton Street this bar has More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Rebus Rob Roy available at the Caley Bar

  To mark the mention of Edinburgh’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Ian Rankin’s ‘Saints of the Shadow  Bible’ the author was invited to help create a cocktail in the style of the iconic Rebus. Ian Rankin More...

By Reader On Monday, April 14th, 2014

Costa Coffee Masterclasses celebrate UK Coffee Week

COSTA MORNINGSIDE TRIALS EXCLUSIVE COFFEE MASTERCLASS LED BY INTERNATIONAL COFFEE CONNOISSEURS • To celebrate UK Coffee Week 7-13 April 2014, Costa, the nation’s favourite coffee shop, launched an exclusive More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Review Lunch at STEAK

  STEAK restaurant for lunch? No, this is not where you would immediately think to go in the middle of the day, so it was with a little trepidation that we ventured forth. It was, as it turns out, quite a More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Crombies announce the winner of their Six Nations Sausage competition – Win some here!

This competition has now closed. Today we have an exclusive for you. Crombies Butchers in Broughton Street have been running a competition to find a new recipe for a Six Nations Sausage. And (drum roll please!) More...

By Reader On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Television chefs – good or bad?

Edinburgh Community Food debate the effect of the TV chef on ‘us mere mortals’. Television chefs constantly enjoy telling us that cooking is easy and fun, with some trying to encourage us to cook with More...

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