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.
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.
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 Carlos 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.
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.
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.