NUR
May
25
to May 26

NUR

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We are happy to host the dinner series "NUR" with chef chef Nurdin Topham on 25, 26 May 2018. In his 20 plus years working as a chef, cooking in the UK, Copenhagen and Hong Kong, Nurdin Topham’s core focus has been joining the dots between nutrition and gastronomy. Currently living in London where he was born , he is on a journey exploring how he can offer the most nourishing foods to guests but not at the expense of delicious taste. 

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The majority of his formative years, Nurdin spent cooking with Raymond Blanc as his Development Chef and later entrusted to run The Raymond Blanc Cookery School. It was during this time he furthered his interest in nutrition, gaining a qualification as a nutritional therapist. Sources of inspiration come from time working in the Nordic Food Lab in Copenhagen, travelling in Japan and cooking with Japanese and Asian ingredients.

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Nurdin's largest project to date was restaurant NUR in Hong Kong, which opened in April of 2014. The vision was to serve a holistic food experience with a consideration for nutrition and an exploration of ingredients from the region, with dedication to house made fermented foods. NUR earned a Michelin star in October 2014 and was one of Hong Kong's leading dining destinations until its close August 2016. 

New York Times, Frank Bruni described it as: “With a scrupulous emphasis on the best vegetables, fish and meat available and with absolutely flawless cooking, Mr. Topham produces food thats sensationally robust without being the least bit rich. Its almost oxymoronic, packing a light wallop, with a clearness and purity of effect that Ive seldom encountered.”

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In 2017 Nurdin was part of the event wastED in London. A project teaming up Selfridges and Dan Barber, from the well established Blue Hill restaurant in New York. Nurdin was in charge of the series of guest chefs. He worked alongside an array of worldwide leading chefs, such as Raymond Blanc, Gordon Ramsay, Alain Ducasse, Matt Orlando, Christian Puglisi; and the list goes on. Focusing on food waste, this experience was eye-opening and contributed enormously to the currently important food waste movement.

Since then, Nurdin has been cooking at the michelin starred restaurant Hedone in London. He is now working on a promising new project, which is still to be revealed.  

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Dinner starts at 8pm, and guests are welcome from 7:30pm onwards. The set menu costs £50, and an optional drinks pairing menu will be available for £35. To book "NUR" dinners on 25, 26 May hit the button below. To avoid disappointment, book early and let us know your dietary requirements. 

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Savouring Bolivia
May
31
to Jun 2

Savouring Bolivia

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We are happy to announce the dinner series "Savouring Bolivia" with chef Mauricio López, head chef of GUSTU in La Paz, no. 28 of San Pellegrino's Latin America's List of 50 Best Restaurant, on the 17, 18, 19 May 2018.

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Mauricio began his cooking studies in his native city La Paz and worked as an intern in world-renowned restaurants, such as Noma in Denmark, Astrid y Gastón in Peru and Azurmendi in the Basque Country.

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In 2012, he was hired by Melting Pot Foundation to be part of the staff of a gourmet restaurant in Bolivia whose main objective would be to show the Bolivian productive potential, cultural richness and biological diversity to the world, with the aim of propelling the national gastronomic culture as an engine of social and economic development for Bolivia. That restaurant would be called GUSTU.

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After founding the mother organisation Melting Pot in Denmark (2010), Danish entrepreneur Claus Meyer (founder of Noma, and countless other leading lights in gastronomy) established MELTING POT in Bolivia (2012), a not-for-profit organisation created with the purpose to propel a sustainable social and economic development in Bolivia through food. It is the ambition of Melting Pot Bolivia to explore and share Bolivia ́s biological diversity and it ́s culinary heritage, thereby creating a source of dignity and pride for the people of this country.

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GUSTU is Quechua for “flavour”, and the restaurant is the result of a dreamers’ belief that it is possible to change the world through food. They work tirelessly to inspire a whole new generation dedicated to gastronomy, culinary arts, and food production, to discover the true potential of Bolivian gastronomic culture with the amitious aim of being engine for socio-econommic progress in the nation.

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Bolivian natural, cultural and geographical diversity provides an infinite universe of possibilities to be harnessed and shared. The use of indigenous products directly benefits Bolivian people, improving their living conditions of producers and their communities. GUSTU Restaurant works exclusively with products planted, grown, born, raised and processed in Bolivia, to spread the generosity of Bolivia’s nature and people to a global audience.

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GUSTU Restaurant has developed a modern and innovative cooking style with the combination of ancient and highly innovative techniques that highlight the value and special features of hundreds of native products, transporting guests through the wealth and biodiversity of Bolivia, surprising even the most demanding palates.

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Come and have taste of what's cooking in Bolivia. Dinner starts at 8pm, and guests are welcome from 7:30pm onwards. The set menu costs £50, and an optional drinks pairing menu will be available for £35. To book "Savouring Bolivia" dinners on 17, 18, 19 May 2018 hit the button below. To avoid disappointment, book early and let us know your dietary requirements.

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International Simmer: Latvia meets Scotland
May
24
7:30 PM19:30

International Simmer: Latvia meets Scotland

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Our unique collaboration series between food & poetry uses flavour, scent, and colour in response to poems. In this edition we bring an international flavour and welcome a Latvian chef to our kitchen and four distinct Latvian voices and their Scottish / Welsh translators. 

This event has been generously supported by Latvian Literature which works internationally to support Latvian literature abroad.  Learn more at here

The Latvians poets:
Katrīna Rudzīte
Henriks Zēgners
Inga Pizāne
Eduards Eipurs

Translated by:
Katherine Sowerby
William Letford
Llyr Gwyn Lewis.

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Raivo Behmanis is a Latvian chef specialising in local and foraged ingredients. He works at Restaurant 3 renowned for it's contemporary take on "forest cuisine" - finding gourmet inspiration from Latvia's vibrant woodlands. He believes simplicity is the new black.

Hosted by Salitre award winning poet  Ryan Van Winkle, 'Simmer' pairs poets with dishes carefully selected & prepared to illuminate and echo their work.

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If the previous iteration of Simmer is anything to go by, it will be a surefire success, and a joy for all. The dinner costs £50 per person, with an optional drinks pairing of £35 with drinks chosen to match the menu, and of course, the poems. Dinner is served at 8pm and guests are welcomed to join us from 7:30 onwards.

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If you would like to join in this evening of thought, lyrics and flavours, hit the button below to book this event. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance and let us know of your dietary requirements.  

Organised & supported by Latvian Literature. 

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NUR
May
17
to May 19

NUR

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We are happy to host the dinner series "NUR" with chef chef Nurdin Topham on 25, 26 May 2018. In his 20 plus years working as a chef, cooking in the UK, Copenhagen and Hong Kong, Nurdin Topham’s core focus has been joining the dots between nutrition and gastronomy. Currently living in London where he was born , he is on a journey exploring how he can offer the most nourishing foods to guests but not at the expense of delicious taste. 

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The majority of his formative years, Nurdin spent cooking with Raymond Blanc as his Development Chef and later entrusted to run The Raymond Blanc Cookery School. It was during this time he furthered his interest in nutrition, gaining a qualification as a nutritional therapist. Sources of inspiration come from time working in the Nordic Food Lab in Copenhagen, travelling in Japan and cooking with Japanese and Asian ingredients.

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Nurdin's largest project to date was restaurant NUR in Hong Kong, which opened in April of 2014. The vision was to serve a holistic food experience with a consideration for nutrition and an exploration of ingredients from the region, with dedication to house made fermented foods. NUR earned a Michelin star in October 2014 and was one of Hong Kong's leading dining destinations until its close August 2016. 

New York Times, Frank Bruni described it as: “With a scrupulous emphasis on the best vegetables, fish and meat available and with absolutely flawless cooking, Mr. Topham produces food thats sensationally robust without being the least bit rich. Its almost oxymoronic, packing a light wallop, with a clearness and purity of effect that Ive seldom encountered.”

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In 2017 Nurdin was part of the event wastED in London. A project teaming up Selfridges and Dan Barber, from the well established Blue Hill restaurant in New York. Nurdin was in charge of the series of guest chefs. He worked alongside an array of worldwide leading chefs, such as Raymond Blanc, Gordon Ramsay, Alain Ducasse, Matt Orlando, Christian Puglisi; and the list goes on. Focusing on food waste, this experience was eye-opening and contributed enormously to the currently important food waste movement.

Since then, Nurdin has been cooking at the michelin starred restaurant Hedone in London. He is now working on a promising new project, which is still to be revealed.  

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Dinner starts at 8pm, and guests are welcome from 7:30pm onwards. The set menu costs £50, and an optional drinks pairing menu will be available for £35. To book "NUR" dinners on 25, 26 May hit the button below. To avoid disappointment, book early and let us know your dietary requirements. 

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Our Dinners
May
10
to May 12

Our Dinners

On nights like these we explore the very best produce we can find. These dinners, led by our own team are a time for us to explore ideas we have been working on and to further develop ideas brought to us by our many guest chefs and experts.

On nights like this you experience our space in its purest form - its us, doing what we love doing for you - with no interruptions. We serve a fixed course menu, and if you have any dietary requirements then please let us know in advance. We advise arriving with an open mind and an empty stomach. 

Dinner is £50 for a fixed 7 course menu with an optional £35 drinks pairing. Your evening meal is served at 8pm, and guests are welcome to join us from 7:30pm onwards.

Hit the button below to book this event. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance and let us know of your dietary requirements.

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NUR
May
3
to May 5

NUR

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We are happy to host the dinner series "NUR" with chef Nurdin Topham on 3, 4, 5 May 2018. In his 20 plus years working as a chef, cooking in the UK, Copenhagen and Hong Kong, Nurdin Topham’s core focus has been joining the dots between nutrition and gastronomy. Currently living in London where he was born, he is on a journey exploring how he can offer the most nourishing foods to guests but not at the expense of delicious taste. 

Poached brill, almonds and summer beans.jpg

The majority of his formative years, Nurdin spent cooking with Raymond Blanc as his Development Chef and later entrusted to run The Raymond Blanc Cookery School. It was during this time he furthered his interest in nutrition, gaining a qualification as a nutritional therapist. Sources of inspiration come from time working in the Nordic Food Lab in Copenhagen, travelling in Japan and cooking with Japanese and Asian ingredients.

Mayura Waguy bavette, Tokyo turnip, lemon condiment.jpg

Nurdin's largest project to date was restaurant NUR in Hong Kong, which opened in April of 2014. The vision was to serve a holistic food experience with a consideration for nutrition and an exploration of ingredients from the region, with dedication to house made fermented foods. Under one year of being opened, NUR earned a Michelin star in October 2014 and was one of Hong Kong's leading dining destinations until its close August 2016. 

New York Times, Frank Bruni described it as: “With a scrupulous emphasis on the best vegetables, fish and meat available and with absolutely flawless cooking, Mr. Topham produces food thats sensationally robust without being the least bit rich. Its almost oxymoronic, packing a light wallop, with a clearness and purity of effect that Ive seldom encountered.”

Crab and pomello taco.jpg

In 2017 Nurdin was part of the event wastED in London. A project teaming up Selfridges and Dan Barber, from the well established Blue Hill restaurant in New York. Nurdin was in charge of the series of guest chefs. He worked alongside an array of worldwide leading chefs, such as Raymond Blanc, Gordon Ramsay, Alain Ducasse, Matt Orlando, Christian Puglisi; and the list goes on. Focusing on food waste, this experience was eye-opening and contributed enormously to the currently important food waste movement.

Since then, Nurdin has been cooking at the michelin starred restaurant Hedone in London. He is now working on a promising new project, which is still to be revealed.  

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Dinner starts at 8pm, and guests are welcome from 7:30pm onwards. The set menu costs £50, and an optional drinks pairing menu will be available for £35. To book "NUR" dinners on 3, 4, 5 May hit the button below. To avoid disappointment, book early and let us know your dietary requirements. 

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Film & Synesthesia
Apr
26
to Apr 28

Film & Synesthesia

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Join us for a special collaboration between the Edinburgh Food Studio, a lecturer in film and a teaching fellow at the University of Edinburgh on the 26, 27, 28 April. "Film & Synesthesia" promises to be a bright and effervescent evening of cinema and food.

The taste, the aroma, the sound, the size, the temperature, the spices (trigeminal senses), and all its other characteristics combine in our brains to create one harmonious 'picture' of what is happening. This can be considered a form of synesthesia, that is 'the mingling of the senses'.

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Food offers us myriad opportunities to explore how we build our realities, built on the sensory information we receive. Food offers us a unique insight into the how our senses work. When you enjoy a tasty morsel, your senses combine to give a single perception, that is, the tasty mouthful in all its multisensory glory.

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There are corresponding theories of how we enjoy cinema. Far from being restricted as we might be led to believe by only sound and vision, infact much of the impact of cinema results from the many ways of communicating other sensory elements to augment our experience of the sound and light.

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Dr. Malgorzata Bugaj is a lecturer in film and media at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Open Learning. She has taught courses on European cinema, film theory, avant-garde film and cinema and senses. A large part of her research revolves around the notion of synaesthesia in cinema. She is also a film curator and co-founder of Edinburgh pop-up cinema collective, KinoKlub, showcasing surreal and experimental film in unusual places and often in an immersive setting.

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A recent, exciting development in film studies, the audio-visual essay allows academics and critics to express critical ideas by re-editing and re-mixing images and sounds from the films themselves. 

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Dr. Pasquale Iannone is Teaching Fellow in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh. His specialisms include European cinema (British, French and Italian in particular), videographic film criticism as well as film sound and music. Pasquale is also an experienced critic and broadcaster, regularly contributing reviews and features to Sight & Sound and various BBC radio programmes. Pasquale’s film curation includes several seasons at Filmhouse and Glasgow Film Theatre and he has collaborated on events with the Edinburgh International Film Festival, BFI Southbank, Southbank Centre, The Barbican and the Institute of Contemporary Arts amongst others.

Our third collaborator is Dr David Sorfa, a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh and Programme Director of the MSc in Film Studies. He was previously Head of Film Studies at Liverpool John Moores University and is editor-in-chief of the journal Film-Philosophy.

He has written on a broad range of film related subjects. He has particular interests in film-philosophy, phenomenology, the work of Jacques Derrida and film adaptation. He thinks that Derrida is the new Deleuze.

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To experience the event "Film & Synesthesia" with us on 26, 27, 28 April hit the button below. Dinner starts at 8pm, and guests are welcome from 7:30pm onwards. The set menu costs £50, and an optional drinks pairing menu will be available for £35. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance and let us know of your dietary requirements.

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Chilean Bistronomy
Apr
19
to Apr 21

Chilean Bistronomy

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We are honoured to announce the dinner series "Chilean Bistronomy" with chef Carolina Bazán on the 19, 20, 21 April 2018. Her restaurant, Ambrosia, is no. 37 in Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants and Carolina is the winner of the One to Watch Award. She is currently one of Chile's most acclaimed chefs and 1 of the only 5 female chefs to make San Pellegrino's list of Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants.

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Ambrosia is often describe as a modern Chilean restaurant with a french accent, a market-to-table experience, with a pinch of David Chang's decadent influence. Santiago's fine dining restaurant scene has been evolving over the last few years and is now focusing on long-neglected traditional ingredients presented in a modern way. Carolina is one of the leaders behind this movement and certainly the only woman chef to walk forth with the flag. 

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Carolina worked in her family's restaurant, Ambrosia, for several years. During those she travelled to Peru and Brazil to deepen her culinary education. In 2011, when she turned 30, Carolina decided to spend some time in Paris, start from zero working as an intern to learn more skills. She worked under Gregory Marchand at his renowned bistro, Frenchie, from which Ambrosia Bistro takes much inspiration. 

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Coming back to Santiago, Chile, Carolina decided to refurbish and relocate her family's restaurant. With her partner in restaurant and in life, Rosario Onetto, both opened the newer Ambrosia Bistro.  Their restaurant is now one of the main spots for creative dining. The ever-changing menu is a great expression of Chile's landscape, climate and coastline. It is constantly showcasing fresh Chilean products.

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This is a very exciting event. If you want to taste Chilean food with a modern French twist, this is for you! Dinner starts at 8pm, and guests are welcome from 7:30pm onwards. The set menu costs £50, and an optional drinks pairing menu will be available for £35. To book "Chilean Bistronomy" dinners on 19, 20, 21 April 2018 hit the button below. To avoid disappointment, book early and let us know your dietary requirements. 

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SpontanScran II
Apr
12
to Apr 14

SpontanScran II

After last year's successful event, we are super excited to present a second edition to this unique collaboration exploring the world of spontaneously fermented sour beers. On the 12, 13, 14 April we are joined by beer connoisseur Joe Dick for a dinner series featuring a drinks pairing of wild fermented beers. 

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Joe Dick is a staunch defender of the Lambic tradition and all things spontaneously fermented. Previously of The Hanging Bat, a pioneering bar of the UK beer scene, Joe is now working with renowned beer importers James Clay.  In this environment he fosters a deep desire to understand the full spectrum of beer diversity. Under the employ of James Clay, Joe is able to spread this desire further than the bar room and is developing the interest, and tastes, of the whole of Scotland. 

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Spontaneous and wild fermentations are incredibly challenging brewing processes to master, but the results produced are some of the most complex and nuanced in the industry.  Even breweries who have utilised these methods for centuries would never claim to have fully ‘understood’ the techniques they use and microflora involved - wild fermentation will always remain, to a certain extent, a dark art. These styles constitute a tiny portion of global beer production, but this is beer in it’s most essential form. The history dates back to the first time somebody made a bowl of porridge and forgot about it.

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Fast forward a few millennia, wild fermented beer is now enjoying a global revival after very nearly being killed off in the latter part of the 20th century by the enormous growth of industrial brewing conglomerates. The advent of global travel, immediate knowledge sharing and a new age in microbiology means that we are now in the most exciting era to be making and drinking off-piste beers.

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In many ways the resurgence in Spontaneous and Wild beer can be linked to developments in the Natural and Biodynamic Wine movements. Bacterial and yeast ecologies are being harvested in every corner of the world to inoculate worts of indigenous grains. they are ageing in complex barrels from local drinks, and macerated with native fruits and herbs. The resulting beers are imbued with the character of both the brewer and the place they were made.

The beers chosen by Joe to be presented during the weekend are rare gems. This is a unique opportunity for all fermented drink lovers. Here's the list of what we will be opening:
Zenne y Frontera & Hommage by 3 Fonteinen
Dude Geuze Black Label by Boon
Lambicus Blanche by Timmermans
Oudbeitje by Hanssens
Cuvée René Kriek by Lindemans

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The EFS team will be rising to this creative challenge, and after tasting these beers, rolling out a tasting menu designed to match their flavours. Typically in this industry drinks are the ones paired to pre-defined dishes. But for this event, dishes will be created in response to the drinks; and Joe Dick will talk us through the history and fascinating methods used to make these unique drinks. 

Dinner starts at 8pm, and guests are welcome from 7:30pm onwards. The set menu costs £50, and an optional drinks pairing menu will be available for £35. To book "SpontanScran II" dinners on 12, 13, 14 April 2018 hit the button below. To avoid disappointment, book early and let us know your dietary requirements. 

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Cub
Apr
8
to Apr 9

Cub

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We have the pleasure to announce the dinner series "Cub" with Ryan Chetiyawardana, Douglas McMaster, Robin Honhold and Belvedere on 8-9 April 2018 from the restaurant Cub in London. Cub follows a simple premise of bringing people together through great food and drink. 

Cub is the highly anticipated new concept to launch at the former White Lyan site by Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan) and his team, who have partnered with friend and long term collaborator Doug McMaster of Brighton’s pioneering zero-waste restaurant Silo. Cub offers a new and unique luxury drinks-led dining experience for guests. Working alongside partners Krug Champagne, Belvedere and LVMH, the venue blurs the boundaries of food and drink by approaching them as a united entity, presenting the pair’s own modern interpretation of a restaurant.

On these two evenings, dishes and drinks are prepared in tandem, each designed to bring out the best in the other. It will be a ping pong game, a dialogue, where a main ingredient will be chosen and drinks and food will be developed around it. 

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Ryan Chetiyawardana

Ryan Chetiyawardana (A.K.A Mr Lyan) has been involved in several of the UK's best bars for over a decade. He helped take the last four of these onto national titles and all featured in the Top 40‘ World's Best Bars’ list for Drinks International. He has been named UK bartender of the year twice and has won several national competitions. He now helps design and judge several notable national and international competitions whilst acting as a mentor to competitors.

Ryan has been a contributing columnist to Imbibe, Class Magazine, Gourmand and Gin&It Magazine and is the cocktail and drinks writer for The Huffington Post and Whisky Magazine. He has designed cocktail programs for Unfiltered, The Whisky Yearbook and also for the likes of Death by Burrito, Virgin Airways, The Whisky Show, Elliot's, Selfridges and Brewdog. Ryan’s menus have been nominated for ‘World’s Best Cocktail Menu’ and have been featured in many talks around the world.

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Ryan is also known as an innovator having given talks in the US, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka and Russia on pioneering drinks practice. He was also named 'Hot Stuff' at the Imbibe Awards 2012, and was named co ‘Innovator of the Year' at the 2014 awards. He was named in Wallpaper’s ‘Next Generation’ list in January and has been shortlisted for Zagat’s ‘30 under 30’. Ryan was the 'Spirits Ambassador' for Imbibe Live 2014.

However, Ryan also liaises regularly with the home enthusiast having given talks based on home cocktails at many events and seminars around the world. He has directed pieces geared towards the home bartender and the novice through platforms such as social media, Huffington Post and in-house magazines for Harrods and Virgin Airways and many other media publications around the world. Ryan is a member of the Guild of Food Writers. He has recently opened three 'Mr Lyan' bars - ‘Henry’ at the Hudson hotel in New York, and ‘White Lyan’ - the first cocktail bar in the world to feature no perishables - in London which was awarded 'Best New Bar in the World' at the prestigious 2014 Spirited Awards. 'Dandelyan' launched on Southbank, London within the Mondrian Hotel in October 2014.

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Douglas McMaster
Born near Sheffield in 1987, Douglas fell into cooking after dropping out of school and like a lot of cooks began in the pot wash.  Young, yet determined, Douglas managed to gain employment in some of the best Michelin starred kitchens in the UK. He has worked alongside such cooking giants as Fergus Henderson (St John), Colin McGurran (Winteringham Fields) and James Lowe (Lyles).

Douglas became a young chef superstar winning ‘Yorkshire Young Chef of the Year 2008’ and in 2009 won the ‘BBC Young Chef of the Year Award’. In 2012, Douglas won the title of ‘Britain’s most irreverent chef’ at the first Y.B.F awards, cooking a tasting menu comprised of food that would have otherwise been “Wasted”.

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Douglas met the legendary artist Joost Bakker whilst travelling in Australia in 2011 and quickly became executive chef and business partner of ‘SILO by Joost’; the world’s first waste free cafe in Melbourne.  Here he won the ‘Restaurant of the Year’ Award after just 6 months of trading, as well as ‘Best Dish of the Year’ and ‘Most Sustainable Restaurant’.

In October 2014, Silo Brighton was born – the UK’s first zero waste restaurant. Silo demonstrates conscious cooking and of course making nutritious, creative and delicious food at true cost. Douglas is out to prove that a sustainable business model is financially viable and that small ecological farms are able to feed the world.

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Robin Honhold
Robin Honhold has a decade of experience working in the Hospitality industry across numerous roles and sectors. Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, he gained a BSc in Mathematics and has worked in bars in the UK, Australia and the USA. His insight across numerous markets has been utilised in new bar openings, two of them in Edinburgh, and managing world leading bars, including Bramble in Edinburgh and White Lyan in London. 

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Robin moved from Edinburgh to London to join White Lyan as Venue Manager in early 2014. In that time he has been a key contributor to White Lyan’s success in gaining "Best New international Cocktail Bar" at the Spirited Awards and sustaining it in the "World’s 50 Best Bars" list. He has also played a key role in enabling the development & evolution of the business. Whilst in this role he has been studying for a Masters degree in Brewing & Distilling, only one of many avenues of inspiration that sees him respected and lauded for his skill in the areas of bartending and product development.

As of January 2016, Robin became the Operations Manager for Mr. Lyan Ltd to help lead and direct the business alongside owners Ryan Chetiyawaradana & Iain Griffiths as it grows and develops.

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For this event, drinks pairing is considered part of everybody's menu, and the price for drinks and food will be £85. Dinner starts at 8pm, and guests are welcome from 7:30pm onwards. To book "Cub" dinners on 8-9 April hit the button below. To avoid disappointment, book early and let us know your dietary requirements. 

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Our Dinners
Apr
5
to Apr 7

Our Dinners

On nights like these we explore the very best produce we can find. These dinners, led by our own team are a time for us to explore ideas we have been working on and to further develop ideas brought to us by our many guest chefs and experts.

On nights like this you experience our space in its purest form - its us, doing what we love doing for you - with no interruptions. We serve a fixed course menu, and if you have any dietary requirements then please let us know in advance. We advise arriving with an open mind and an empty stomach. 

Dinner is £50 for a fixed 7 course menu with an optional £35 drinks pairing. Your evening meal is served at 8pm, and guests are welcome to join us from 7:30pm onwards.

Hit the button below to book this event. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance and let us know of your dietary requirements.

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Our Dinners
Mar
29
to Mar 31

Our Dinners

On nights like these we explore the very best produce we can find. These dinners, led by our own team are a time for us to explore ideas we have been working on and to further develop ideas brought to us by our many guest chefs and experts.

On nights like this you experience our space in its purest form - its us, doing what we love doing for you - with no interruptions. We serve a fixed course menu, and if you have any dietary requirements then please let us know in advance. We advise arriving with an open mind and an empty stomach. 

Dinner is £45 for a fixed 7 course menu with an optional £35 drinks pairing. Your evening meal is served at 8pm, and guests are welcome to join us from 7:30pm onwards.

Hit the button below to book this event. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance and let us know of your dietary requirements.

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Our Dinners
Mar
22
to Mar 24

Our Dinners

On nights like these we explore the very best produce we can find. These dinners, led by our own team are a time for us to explore ideas we have been working on and to further develop ideas brought to us by our many guest chefs and experts.

On nights like this you experience our space in its purest form - its us, doing what we love doing for you - with no interruptions. We serve a fixed course menu, and if you have any dietary requirements then please let us know in advance. We advise arriving with an open mind and an empty stomach. 

Dinner is £45 for a fixed 7 course menu with an optional £35 drinks pairing. Your evening meal is served at 8pm, and guests are welcome to join us from 7:30pm onwards.

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Our Dinners
Mar
15
to Mar 17

Our Dinners

On nights like these we explore the very best produce we can find. These dinners, led by our own team are a time for us to explore ideas we have been working on and to further develop ideas brought to us by our many guest chefs and experts.

On nights like this you experience our space in its purest form - its us, doing what we love doing for you - with no interruptions. We serve a fixed course menu, and if you have any dietary requirements then please let us know in advance. We advise arriving with an open mind and an empty stomach. 

Dinner is £45 for a fixed 7 course menu with an optional £35 drinks pairing. Your evening meal is served at 8pm, and guests are welcome to join us from 7:30pm onwards.

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Remembering Bocuse
Mar
8
to Mar 10

Remembering Bocuse

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“Pope of gastronomes” Paul Bocuse died on 20 January 2018 and these three evenings will be a tribute to him.

The renowned Lyon born Michelin-starred chef was a celebrated master of Haute Cuisine. Paul Bocuse's restaurant held 3 Michelin stars for over 50 years. This legendary figure has contributed enormously to the French Gastronomy by both being a leader of culinary trends of the nouvelle cuisine in the 70s, and by training students that are now notable chefs. 

Be ready for some traditional and simple food revolving around cream, butter and wine, the basis of French cuisine. We are looking forward to going through the books and cooking the classics! 

Dinner is £45 for a fixed 7 course menu with an optional £35 drinks pairing. Your evening meal is served at 8pm, and guests are welcome to join us from 7:30pm onwards.

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Sweetdram
Mar
1
to Mar 3

Sweetdram

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We are very excited to host Sweetdram, Edinburgh’s newest distillery, at the studio on 1, 2, 3 March 2018. Sweetdram makes modern spirits that are exciting and progressive, they don’t conform to expectation or category, and give drinkers something genuinely different to drink.

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This will be the first time their entire range has appeared together under one roof. All products will be mixed into cocktails and paired with delicious food created by the studio's team. 

 

 

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The cocktails will be designed exclusively for the evening to showcase the Sweetdram portfolio, including their juniper-free botanical spirit, Escubac, Brooklyn-distilled sour cherry moonshine, and wild-foraged limoncello. 

 

 


Drinks will be mixed by Vangeli Moschopoulos, Creative Director and the man responsible for the distinctive Sweetdram labels. Van bartended in Edinburgh while completing his design degree and went on to form a pop-up bar collective in London while finishing his MA at the Royal College of Art.

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For this weekend, the drink pairing is strongly suggested to everybody's menu. Due to how closely we are working with the Sweetdram team we are able to offer this drink pairing of 5 cocktails at the very special price of £20. This is a unique collaboration which will showcase amazing new products and how versatile they can be. Food will be designed to pair those drinks but also to enhance their flavours and aromas. 

Experience this collaboration while you can. Dinner starts at 8pm, and guests are welcome from 7:30pm onwards. The set menu along with the drink pairing menu is £65. To book "Sweetdram" dinners on either 1, 2, 3 March hit the button below. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance and let us know of your dietary requirements. 

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GRAIN
Feb
22
to Feb 24

GRAIN

It is a great pleasure to announce this exciting three evening dinner series with Michael Craig, and Henry Stevens, who join us from Amass - the widely acclaimed Copenhagen restaurant helmed by Matt Orlando, formerly Head Chef of Noma. Dinners will be held on the 22, 23 and 24 February.

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This is a homecoming for Glasgow born chef Michael Craig, who has been cooking around Europe for many years. Michael's dominant focus over two years at Amass has been pastry. It is his eternal quest for grain and goodness, that inspires this series.

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So on this tour of his homeland, Michael will visit some of Scotland's grain specialists, exploring the flavor and history of Scottish grain, the varied forms in which we consume it & addressing the future role of grain in society. Seeds planted on this journey will grow into new delicious ideas, fertilised by abundant knowledge of modern cuisine built on the finest seasonal, local, organic, and wild ingredients. This looks set to be a bumper harvest. 

Dinner starts at 8pm, and guests are welcome from 7:30pm onwards. The set menu costs £45, and an optional drinks pairing menu (£35) will be carefully chosen by Henry Stephens, assistant restaurant manager at Amass. To book GRAIN dinners on 22, 23 or 24 February hit the button below. To avoid disappointment, book early and let us know your dietary requirements. 

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Our Dinners
Feb
15
to Feb 17

Our Dinners

On nights like these we explore the very best produce we can find. These dinners, led by our own team are a time for us to explore ideas we have been working on and to further develop ideas brought to us by our many guest chefs and experts.

On nights like this you experience our space in its purest form - its us, doing what we love doing for you - with no interruptions. We serve a fixed course menu, and if you have any dietary requirements then please let us know in advance. We advise arriving with an open mind and an empty stomach. 

Dinner is £45 for a fixed 7 course menu with an optional £35 drinks pairing. Your evening meal is served at 8pm, and guests are welcome to join us from 7:30pm onwards.

Hit the button below to book this event. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance and let us know of your dietary requirements.

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The Drift
Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

The Drift

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We are lucky to welcome the Annual Edinburgh Dinner of The Drift Winery, located in Overberg Highlands in South Africa. 

Bruce Jack, the owner, and Pete Goffe-Wood, a renowned chef and the judge of Master Chef South Africa, will be hosting this amazing feast. Both have been working together for years pairing food to wines - so you can certainly expect a sensational evening with beautiful flavour pairings. 

This special event will feature 8 wines in a 4 course menu. The wines are all grown on the mountain estate and are super premium, made in extremely limited volumes. 

Dinner starts at 7pm, and guests are welcome from 6:30pm onwards. The menu costs £75, which includes food and wine. To book dinner email catherine@thedrift.co.za. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance and let us know of your dietary requirements.

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Flavouring Reality
Feb
1
to Feb 3

Flavouring Reality

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Flavouring reality – An evening of food and ideas exploring how we perceive what is real. 

Join us for a special collaboration between the Edinburgh Food Studio, a neurologist and a psychiatrist. It promises to be a light-hearted evening of food and discussion of what science can tell us about our sense of self and how we experience the world.

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As we meet with friends to feed the senses and fill our stomachs, we can pause to wonder about some of the great questions, such as how do we perceive the world around us, how do we know the self, how do we distinguish between our minds and our bodies? 

These evenings will feature brief demonstrations drawing on contemporary neuroscience and insights from clinical practice.

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Jon Stone and Alan Carson are a neurologist and neuropsychiatrist with decades of experience in both clinical work and research. They will be discussing examples of what science can tell us about ourselves, and how in the 21st century we still carry some assumptions about ourselves and the world which are fundamentally false. They will be assisted by Wojtek Wojcik, a liaison psychiatrist interested in public engagement and debate.

The kitchen will be serving a special menu of dishes which have arisen out of preparatory work for the series and are a response to these ideas.

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Dinner starts at 8pm, and guests are welcome from 7:30pm onwards. The set menu costs £45, and an optional drinks pairing menu will be available for £35. To book "Flavouring Reality" dinners on either 1, 2, 3 February hit the button below. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance and let us know of your dietary requirements.

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Our Dinners
Jan
25
to Jan 27

Our Dinners

On nights like these we explore the very best produce we can find. These dinners, led by our own team are a time for us to explore ideas we have been working on and to further develop ideas brought to us by our many guest chefs and experts.

On nights like this you experience our space in its purest form - its us, doing what we love doing for you - with no interruptions. We serve a fixed course menu, and if you have any dietary requirements then please let us know in advance. We advise arriving with an open mind and an empty stomach. 

Dinner is £45 for a fixed 7 course menu with an optional £35 drinks pairing. Your evening meal is served at 8pm, and guests are welcome to join us from 7:30pm onwards.

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Our Dinners
Jan
19
to Jan 20

Our Dinners

On nights like these we explore the very best produce we can find. These dinners, led by our own team are a time for us to explore ideas we have been working on and to further develop ideas brought to us by our many guest chefs and experts.

On nights like this you experience our space in its purest form - its us, doing what we love doing for you - with no interruptions. We serve a fixed course menu, and if you have any dietary requirements then please let us know in advance. We advise arriving with an open mind and an empty stomach. 

Dinner is £45 for a fixed 7 course menu with an optional £35 drinks pairing. Your evening meal is served at 8pm, and guests are welcome to join us from 7:30pm onwards.

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Edinburgh Food Studio Dinners
Dec
21
to Dec 23

Edinburgh Food Studio Dinners

On nights like these we explore the very best produce we can find. These dinners, led by our own team are a time for us to explore ideas we have been working on and to further develop ideas brought to us by our many guest chefs and experts.

On nights like this you experience our space in its purest form - its us, doing what we love doing for you - with no interruptions. We serve a fixed course menu, and if you have any dietary requirements then please let us know in advance. We advise arriving with an open mind and an empty stomach. 

Dinner is £45 for a fixed 7 course menu with an optional £35 drinks pairing. Your evening meal is served at 8pm, and guests are welcome to join us from 7:30pm onwards.

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Edinburgh Food Studio Dinners
Dec
14
to Dec 16

Edinburgh Food Studio Dinners

On nights like these we explore the very best produce we can find. These dinners, led by our own team are a time for us to explore ideas we have been working on and to further develop ideas brought to us by our many guest chefs and experts.

On nights like this you experience our space in its purest form - its us, doing what we love doing for you - with no interruptions. We serve a fixed course menu, and if you have any dietary requirements then please let us know in advance. We advise arriving with an open mind and an empty stomach. 

Dinner is £45 for a fixed 7 course menu with an optional £35 drinks pairing. Your evening meal is served at 8pm, and guests are welcome to join us from 7:30pm onwards.

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Edinburgh Food Studio Dinners
Dec
7
to Dec 9

Edinburgh Food Studio Dinners

On nights like these we explore the very best produce we can find. These dinners, led by our own team are a time for us to explore ideas we have been working on and to further develop ideas brought to us by our many guest chefs and experts.

On nights like this you experience our space in its purest form - its us, doing what we love doing for you - with no interruptions. We serve a fixed course menu, and if you have any dietary requirements then please let us know in advance. We advise arriving with an open mind and an empty stomach. 

Dinner is £45 for a fixed 7 course menu with an optional £35 drinks pairing. Your evening meal is served at 8pm, and guests are welcome to join us from 7:30pm onwards.

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Carioca Garden
Nov
30
to Dec 2

Carioca Garden

Rafa Costa e Silva graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in New York, where he stayed for 4 years and worked in the restaurants Jean Georges (Vong) and René Pujol.

In 2007, Rafa went to Spain to work with Andoni Luis Aduriz, at the two Michelin star, Mugaritz restaurant, where he started as a stagier. He participated in many global events representing the restaurant, including gastronomic events in Singapore, Bali, United States and United Arab Emirates, among others.

Chef Costa e Silva concluded his journey at Mugaritz in December 2011 as Executive Chef. From here he decided to go back to Brazil and open Lasai Restaurant, his long life project, in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil.

With the produce from his two personal allotments, Rafa creates a fresh and seasonal daily menu at Lasai. He produces an array of seasonal fruit and vegetables, as well as his own eggs amongst other things, on his 10.000m2 land in Rio de Janeiro, and the nearby mountain areas of Vale das Videiras. The team from Lasai has also a partnership with local, small and organic producers from the Estate of Rio. 

Lasai is consistently keeping ahead of its game by searching out the best and freshest products available. The hard work has paid off as the restaurant has recieved a very successful welcome by both the local and international audience. In less than a year of opening, Lasai received the award of “Best New Chef” from Veja - Comer & Beber no Rio Magazine, “Best New Restaurant”, Rio Show - jornal O Globo - newspaper, No.7 in the Top 50 Restaurants in the World according to Vogue Casa magazine, “Best new Chef”, Gula magazine and “Best News of the Year” in Época magazine.

Lasai was included in the The World’s 50 Best and also “Restaurant wish list: 15 global eateries we're dying to try in 2015” – CNN International Edition. Together with all this, Rafa participated on the most important Gastronomy events in Brazil and around the world. Lasai is also part of “The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy” - Global Selection.

In March 2015 Lasai Restaurant was awarded 1 Michelin Star by the Michelin Guide.

Less than a year of operation, Lasai received in 2014 the awards: Chef Revelation of the Year (Veja magazine), Restaurant of the Year (O Globo newspaper), ranked 7th among the Top 50 Restaurants in the World - New and Must Do (Vogue Casa magazine), Chef Revelação (Gula magazine) and Novelty of the Year (Época magazine). It was included in the "On Watch" list of The Restaurant Magazine - The World's 50 Best Restaurants and the "Restaurant wish list: 15 global eateries we're dying to try in 2015" - CNN International Edition. Lasai is also part of the exclusive "The Diners Club® World's 50 Best Restaurants Academy" - Global Selection.

Dinner starts at 8pm, and guests are welcome from 7:30pm onwards. The set menu costs £45, and an optional drinks pairing menu will be available for £35. To book "Carioca Garden" dinners on either 30 November, 1 and 2 December hit the button below. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance and let us know of your dietary requirements.

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Caribbean Corridor
Nov
23
to Nov 25

Caribbean Corridor

Jaime Rodríguez was born in Bogotá. From childhood he learned to understand that "the kitchen is served with affection and sensitivity", as he expresses when referring to his gastronomic vocation, inherited from his grandparents and presented in the dishes that were always in his house.

Jaime is a former student of SENA (Bogotá) and completed his professional training alongside the prestigious chef Jorge Rausch. With a 10-year career in cooking, his current focus is to work with Colombian products from an avant-garde approach supported by research.

Jaime Rodríguez started the project "Proyecto Caribe" along with his partner Sebastián Pinzón. Both chefs are based in Cartagena, Colombia, where they travel the Colombian Caribbean, researching and documenting traditional techniques and recipes, and promoting the culinary culture of this stunning region.

'ProyectoCaribe.CO' is becoming a reference for all matters related to contemporary Colombian Caribbean cuisine,  working directly with the sources of the best local produce. The project is improving the lives of many family farmers, artisans, micro-producers, and helping biodiversity. The pop-up dinners from the duo are mainly in Cartagena, but they travel around the country regularly. They are now planning to open their first restaurant in the heart of Cartagena - so catch them before they wear the shackles of a permanent space!

The ingredients and techniques Jaime researchs express flavours, smells and colours throughout the Colombian territory, from the Caribbean coast to the basin of Orinoquia, through the savannas of Cordoba and Sucre, the Pacific coast, the region of Antioquia, and the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Prepare yourself to taste the unknown as these industry legends, bring their revolutionary new cuisine to Scotland.

Dinner starts at 8pm, and guests are welcome from 7:30pm onwards. The set menu costs £45, and an optional drinks pairing menu will be available for £35. To book "Caribbean Corridor" dinners on either 23, 24, 25 November hit the button below. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance and let us know of your dietary requirements.

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Five Simmer, A Night of Poetry and Flavour.
Nov
17
to Nov 18

Five Simmer, A Night of Poetry and Flavour.

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This unique collaboration series between food & poetry will use flavour, scent, and colour in response to some of Scotland’s most distinct voices. A delicious evening which will touch all of your senses.

Hosted by Salitre award winning poet  Ryan Van Winkle, 'Simmer' pairs four poets with dishes carefully selected & prepared to illuminate and echo their work. Readings will be from Claire Askew, Christine DeLuca, Jo Clifford, and Harry Giles.

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Claire Askew's debut poetry collection, This changes things, was published by Bloodaxe in 2016 and was shortlisted for an Edwin Morgan Poetry Award, the 2016 Saltire First Book Award, the 2017 Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize, and the 2017 Michael Murphy Memorial Award.  Claire is also a novelist, and her debut novel -- winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize -- is forthcoming from Hodder & Stoughton in August 2018.  Claire is the current Writer in Residence at the University of Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh-based Christine De Luca writes in English and Shetlandic, her mother tongue.  She was Edinburgh's Makar for 2014-2017.  Besides children’s stories and a novel, she has had seven poetry collections and four bi-lingual volumes published (French, Italian, Icelandic and Norwegian) and participated in festivals e.g. in Canada, India, France, Norway and Iceland.  

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Jo Clifford is a playwright, poet, performer and teacher who is also a proud father and grandmother. She is the author of about 90 plays, many of which have been performed all over the world. 

Work this year includes “The House of Bernarda Alba” (Graeae and Royal Exchange, Manchester), “War in America” (Attic Collective). She has also been performing her “Gospel According to Jesus Queen Of Heaven” and the play continues to tour Brazil in a Portuguese translation. She has just returned from Uruguay and Argentina where the play is touring in Spanish. In the summer she performed “EVE”, which she co-wrote with Chris Goode, during the Edinburgh Fringe at the Traverse Theatre and the at the Citizens in Glasgow in a National Theatre of Scotland production. She is currently writing a new play for Manchester’s Royal Exchange.

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Harry Giles is from Orkney and lives in Edinburgh. Their latest publication is the collection Tonguit from Freight Books, shortlisted for the 2016 Forward Prize for Best First Collection. They were the 2009 BBC Scotland slam champion, co-direct the live art platform ANATOMY, and have toured participatory theatre across Europe and Leith. www.harrygiles.org

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If the previous iteration of Simmer is anything to go by, it will be a surefire success, and a joy for all. The dinner costs £45 per person, with an optional drinks pairing of £35 with drinks chosen to match the menu, and of course, the poems. Dinner is served at 8pm and guests are welcomed to join us from 7:30 onwards.

If you would like to join in this evening of thought, lyrics and flavours, hit the button below to book this event. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance and let us know of your dietary requirements.  

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Edinburgh Food Studio Dinners
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Edinburgh Food Studio Dinners

On nights like these we explore the very best produce we can find. These dinners, led by our own team are a time for us to explore ideas we have been working on and to further develop ideas brought to us by our many guest chefs and experts.

On nights like this you experience our space in its purest form - its us, doing what we love doing for you - with no interruptions. We serve a fixed course menu, and if you have any dietary requirements then please let us know in advance. We advise arriving with an open mind and an empty stomach. 

Dinner is £45 for a fixed 7 course menu with an optional £35 drinks pairing. Your evening meal is served at 8pm, and guests are welcome to join us from 7:30pm onwards.

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Autumn Alma
Nov
9
to Nov 11

Autumn Alma

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This is an evening reflecting the season. Michael's Scottish heritage and Spanish experience will present dishes inspired by what he learned throughout his travels, using both modern and traditional techniques. Don't expect paella or patatas bravas! This is going to be an introduction into the immensely colourful and delicious world of Spanish gastronomy.

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Michael was born and raised in Edinburgh and grew up working his way around the bistros and brassiere's of this town, until he met his wife who took him back with her to Cataluynia. The years living there opened his eyes on the high end gastronomy and the fabulous food culture of that region.

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His first Job in Spain was with Albert Raurich (former head chef of El Bulli) where he helped to open his one Michelin star asiatic taps restaurant Dos Pallios working alongside many former El Bulli alumni. A year later he moved to work with Carles Abellan on his new project called Bravo 24 where he learnt how to work the brassa and make arroces, two of keystones of the Spanish cuisine.

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From there he worked 3 years at Celler de can Roca and traveled the world doing show cooking. Michael was involved with iconic dinners like El Somni, who won the top spot in the 50 best and helped to maintain its three Michelin star status. 

Michael came back to Scotland two years ago and is now the head chef of The Wee restaurant Edinburgh. 

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Dinner starts at 8pm, and guests are welcome from 7:30pm onwards. The set menu costs £45, and an optional drinks pairing menu will be available for £35. To book "Autumn Alma" dinners on either 9, 10, 11 November hit the button below. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance and let us know of your dietary requirements.

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