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Chef Craig Sandle
Thursday Kitchen is back!
3, 10 and 24 April
6pm, £55 per person

Ever wondered what goes on in a professional kitchen during service? Now you can find out. Following on from the success of last year’s Thursday Kitchen, executive chef Craig Sandle is inviting diners back into his kitchen this April.

Arrive at the salon for a welcome drink and a briefing at 6pm, before being led to the kitchens to make your own first course under the direction of the award-winning chef.

Your efforts will then be served to you at your table in the restaurant, followed by two further courses and a dessert from our seasonal menu, which will be served with matching wines chosen by head sommelier Peter Adshead.

Places are limited to 12.

To book call 0131 222 8975 or email pompadour.reservations@waldorfastoria.com

Web link: http://www.thepompadourbygalvin.com/section.php/236/1/events-restaurant-edinburgh

Mums eat free at Chop Chop

Chop Chop are offering a great deal exclusively for members on Mother’s Day, Sunday 30th March, lunch or dinner.  Bring your Mum and her meal will not be charged*. It’s Chop Chop’s treat!  The only rule is that there must be at least two paying guests dining with her.  If Mum’s not tried Chop Chop, it will be a surprising and delicious new experience; if she’s been before, she’ll want to come back! Available at either Chop Chop Haymarket or Chop Chop Leith.

It’s simple to join Chop Chop membership, just visit their website www.chop-chop.co.uk and fill out a quick form for exclusive benefits and awards.

*Calculated as 33% off total bill when 3 people dine, 25% off total bill when 4 people dine and so on pro rata.

Chop Chop

76 Commercial Street, Commercial Quay, Leith, Scotland, EH6 6LX

248 Morrison Street, Haymarket, Edinburgh, EH3 8DT



Jazz Sundays
Launching on Sunday 6 April
And then every Sunday from 12.30 – 3pm

If your idea of a perfect Sunday is taking it easy, seeing the family, catching up with friends, enjoying great food and savouring every single moment of your weekend, then Jazz Sundays at Galvin Brasserie de Luxe are for you!

Listen to some of Edinburgh’s best jazz talent whilst enjoying a special Jazz Sunday 3-course menu and soaking up a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere. It’s the perfect way to unwind and relish Sundays.

To book call 0131 222 8988 or email brasserie.reservations@waldorfastoria.com 

Web link: http://www.galvinbrasseriedeluxe.com/section.php/238/1/jazz-sundays-edinburgh
MILLER & Carter, one of the UK’s top steakhouses, is to open its first restaurant in Edinburgh at Cramond Brig, in April. The steakhouse will create over 60 jobs and add to city’s already diverse mix of dining options. Following a major refit, the new steakhouse will create dining for 150 internal covers and a further 50 outside. Miller & Carter prides itself on serving the perfect steak. The highest level of professionalism, knowledge and skill goes into bringing the most flavoursome, succulent cuts to the plate. Promising a meticulous attention to detail and complete respect for the meat at every step, from breeding to the butchers block to the grill. All chefs must complete a specialist, dedicated steak school to ensure they are complete steak experts and ready to serve the very best 28 day aged Scottish steak. David Jardine, the new manager at Miller & Carter Edinburgh, said: “It’s really exciting to be introducing the brand to Scotland. There’s a huge opportunity in Edinburgh – and we’re looking forward to showcasing our steak expertise in the city. “Finding the right location for a Miller & Carter is one of the things that helps make our steakhouses so special. The new site is easy to reach from right across the city, and the coaching house styled building provides us with a unique venue with a distinct feel and personality. “Work on the new site is well underway and we are looking forward to opening our doors for business in April.” For more information visit www.millerandcarter.co.uk. Epilepsy_Scotland_Logo_Food_Drink_Glasgow_Blog FOODIES who love Edinburgh’s St Mary’s Market can sample information about epilepsy on Saturday 29 March, thanks to generous local traders. They have offered Epilepsy Scotland a free stand to promote international Purple Day after fellow businesswoman, Rachel Hanretty, experienced a hard time with seizures. St Mary’s Market organiser, Vicky MacDonald, explained: “We are a close-knit trading community and we wanted to do something for Rachel. She’s not had the best of times lately with her epilepsy. So we asked how we could help. She suggested we could mark Purple Day by providing Epilepsy Scotland with a table where they could give away purple ribbons and chat with people who want to learn more about this common condition. This is our way of showing support for Rachel and the 54,000 people who live in Scotland with epilepsy. It’s an important cause to us now.” Rachel Hanretty, who sells French style macarons at her Mademosielle Macaron stand, said: “Starting a business while dealing with seizures and side effects from medication is hard work. The support I’ve had from other small businesses in the market makes it feel less like a lonely journey.” Epilepsy Scotland chief executive, Lesslie Young, remarked: “This is a fabulous opportunity for us to share information and raise awareness of our services with a new audience. In Edinburgh city alone nearly 5,000 people have epilepsy and our local office at Orchard Brae House is there to help. Many people manage to control their seizures with medication but it can be more difficult for others like Rachel. We applaud St Mary’s Market for their supportive action to help a fellow trader and for making a contribution towards our vital work. Market regulars might want to try one of Rachel’s purple-coloured French macaroons made especially for the day!”



I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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