Byron acquires their first Scottish site in Glasgow
Byron have acquired their first site in Scotland, at 100 West George Street, Glasgow.
“We’re delighted to have secured our first Scottish site, in Glasgow – a city with a brilliant burger scene that we’re looking forward to being a part of”, says Byron’s founder, Tom Byng.
Each Byron restaurant is unique in its design: the decor at West George Street will take inspiration from the Bauhaus art and architecture movement, represented in smooth contoured surfaces, muted monochrome colours and minimalist design details.
Byron West George Street, 100 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1PJ – opening TBC
Beer and Wine Battle at Drygate
“The evening will begin with an introduction to our four-course dinner, followed by our beer and wine experts as they begin their battle on why their drink suits the dish the best. We then ask you, the guest, to tell us what you think pairs the best with a score card. This process will then continue for the subsequent rounds.
At the end of the meal all the scores are tallied and an overall winner is announced.
Tickets are £50 per person and must be purchased in advance to confirm your space. Event kicks off at 7:30pm
Tickets include a four course set menu* and each course includes a 75ml glass of wine and ⅓ pint of beer to match.”
FOUR COURSE MENU
Grape & The Grain
Smoked goats cheese
Grapes – Raisins – Barley – Beet & Figs
Barley Wine Poached Chicken
Potato Presse – Carrot & Fennel – Barley Wine Jus
Black Forest Gateaux
Artisan British Cheese
*Dietary requirements can be catered for if notified upon time of booking.
EXECUTIVE CHEF JOE QUEEN TO JOIN THE TENNENT’S TRAINING ACADEMY
We are delighed to announce that at the turn of the year, Executive Chef Joe Queen will be joining Tennents Training Academy.
After a 17 year association with Braehead Foods Joe will be moving on to become our Executive Chef Trainer where he will be using his knowledge and experience to train the next generation of chefs.
Joe is one of the most highly regarded chefs in Scotland and has been honoured with many accolades for his work promoting the hospitality industry and for his commitment to training and development of young chefs of the future.
Joe is a past President of the Federation of Chefs Scotland , member of Masterchefs of Great Britain, as well as being an ambassador of Springboard and a key judge in the Future Chef Competition. His knowledge and experience within the industry will be huge asset to Tennents Training Academy and for all the young chefs he will be working with.
Joe will still be involved with Braehead Foods in his capacity as judge for Game Chef of the Year.
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh and The Pompadour by Galvin are delighted to launch a series of inspiring ladies afternoons on Thursday 12th March.
Guests will enjoy champagne in the salon before being led through to the Pompadour’s elegant dining room for a spectacular afternoon tea with award-winning Edinburgh-based author Sara Sheridan.
The History of the Lady
Sara will delight and surprise as she examines the role of British women from the mid-17th century into the early 20th century; exploring why social status was important, how the terms of ‘being a lady’ changed, the women who pushed and ultimately altered those boundaries and why female material is so hard to come by for historians. Sara will then mingle with guests answering questions and signing copies of her best-selling ‘Mirabelle Bevan Mysteries’ books, which everyone in attendance will receive.
Further Societea events are planned for April, May, June, September and October this year. Announcements will be made on the Pompadour’s website: www.thepompadourbygalvin.com
Societea – History of the Lady
Thursday 12th March, 1-4pm
£50 per person, including a glass of champagne and book.
To book a place, please email email@example.com
SLOW FOOD SCOTLAND WELCOMES CARLO PETRINI
Slow Food Scotland is delighted to be hosting a visit from the father of the Slow Food, recognised as one of the most important figures in world food and the defence of biodiversity.
Named by Time Magazine as a European ‘Hero of Our Time’, a ‘Champion of the Earth’ by the UN and the only Italian on The Guardian list of ’50 people who could save the planet’, Carlo Petrini will be returning to Scotland after a first visit to the founding congress of Slow Food in the UK in 2005.
His five-day itinerary (24th – 28th February) will include lectures in both Edinburgh and Glasgow, meetings with local Slow Food members and leaders, chefs, producers, educators and government.
Carlo will also take part in events in the run-up to Milan 2015 Expo, in conjunction with the Italian Consulate.
‘This is an exciting time for Slow Food Scotland as we complete the devolution into a truly national body and now we have the opportunity to be inspired and challenged by Carlo Petrini. The interest has been tremendous with events like the Edinburgh lecture selling out in hours. We look forward to engaging with all those who believe that everyone in Scotland deserves a food system that is truly good, clean and fair.’ commented John Cooke of Slow Food Scotland.
Highlights of the visit:
A lunch hosted by Slow Food Chef Alliance member Neil Forbes at Café St Honore.
A public lecture and debate in conjunction with Queen Margaret University’s Gastronomy Department, focusing on Scotland’s aspiration to be a ‘Good Food Nation’. (National Galleries, Edinburgh, 6pm 25th Feb)
A visit to the Scottish Parliament to meet Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment.
A trip to East Ayrshire, hosted by Slow Food West of Scotland, to Dunlop Dairy, with local school children performing a ‘Taste of Burns’, and a chance to meet local members of the Ayrshire Food Network.
In Glasgow, Carlo will be lecturing at the University of Glasgow (2.30pm 27th Feb) on the subject of ‘From Food to Freedom – the struggle for a local agriculture’, as well addressing a Milan Expo 2105 event at the Glasgow Science Centre.
Finally, Carlo will meet producers and Slow Food Edinburgh members at Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market at 10am 28th Feb, and enjoy a farewell lunch at Contini Cannonball.
More information about Slow Food can be found here: www.slowfood.com