Event Preview: Lunch and learn at The Avenue

The avenue Newton mearns lunch and learn


The Avenue: Newton Mearns shopping centre hosts Lunch and Learn session

The Avenue shopping centre in Newton Mearns launch their second ‘On The Avenue Lunch and Learn’ session, where customers can reserve their place to learn a new skill, while dropping by the centre.

On the 29th and 30th September, The Avenue are holding a range of interactive sessions including a producer’s market, kid’s food activities, sampling and giveaways, along with Cook School Scotland offering tricks of the trade with their informative cookery demonstrations.

The second session, ‘Dining on The Avenue’ will also see beGin from Glasgow’s Hilton. BeGin, who stock over 90 gins, will host a gin themed talk and masterclass, which will include details of which foods partner perfectly with gin on the 29th.

The avenue Newton mearns lunch and learn

Event timings for Friday 29th September:

Cook School Scotland 30 minute cookery demonstrations

No reservation required, but we recommend arriving early for a seat at this one!

11:30am – Cullen skink
1:30pm – Perfect Steak with chimichurri sauce
3:30pm – Caramelised Pears with Marsala, Mascarpone and Amaretto crumb

beGIN talk and masterclass

12 noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

Reserve your free space to avoid disappointment at beGIN by emailing contactus@avenueshopping.co.uk

Children’s Cookie Decorating: Drop in activity between 11am and 4pm

Event timings for Saturday 30th September:

Cook School Scotland return with more 30 minute cookery recipes!

11:30am – Peppered Loin of Roe Deer with Beetroot and Hazelnut Salad
1:30pm – Pan fried Sea bream with warm sweet potato and chorizo salad
3:30pm – Vanilla Panna Cotta with orange and chocolate biscotti

Children’s Cheesecake Making Workshop

Exclusive 45 minutes slots, only 84 spaces available!

Starting at 11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2pm, 2.45pm and 3.30pm

Email contactus@avenueshopping.co.uk to sign up your child.

Michelle McCabe, centre manager at The Avenue Shopping Centre, says: “We’re thrilled to have beGin and Cook School Scotland onboard for our second session, we want to be able to offer guests an experience which will be stress free and informative, along with being a fun day out for everyone. These VIP sessions are a great way for us to engage with our loyal customers and enhance their shopping experience.”





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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