Food Vouchers Released for Sale and Pop-Up Market Line-Up Announced
SWG3, Finnieston – Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September
The countdown to the hotly anticipated Let’s Eat Glasgow! food and drink fiesta begins in earnest as organisers Real Food, Real Folk release the restaurant food vouchers for sale and announce the irresistible food and drink in the Pop-Up Market promised by the West of Scotland’s most exciting and innovative artisan producers.
The festival of food is the first event staged by the new Real Food, Real Folk co-operative which brings together Glasgow’s most inspired and passionate chefs and eateries: Cail Bruich, The Cottonrake Bakery, The Crabshakk, The Gannet, Guys, Mother India, Ox and Finch, Stravaigin and the Ubiquitous Chip.
The not for profit co-operative has two core aims – to promote Glasgow’s increasingly lively and diverse food scene as one to rival the likes of New York, Tokyo, Barcelona and London and equally to help raise debate about, and help tackle, the poor nutrition and food awareness prevalent across some areas of the city.
Any funds raised through Let’s Eat Glasgow! will go into the Real Food, Real Folk co-operative’s community outreach programme which currently includes work with Spirit Aid, an initiative teaching schoolchildren how to cook at an afterschool club in the city.
Launching the progamme and opening food voucher sales, Colin Clydesdale, founder of Real Food Real Folk, said:
“The staggering sense of excitement and calls of ‘finally a great food event for Glasgow’ since we announced our plans just two months ago has proven that now, more than ever, is the time to take the growing appetite for great food to the street and kick start a movement for eating well across the city.
“Let’s Eat Glasgow! will take everyone on a fabulous journey, from field to fork. As well as the restaurants and pop-up market, visitors will find livestock and an interactive theatre with butchers and fishmongers preparing cuts and filets then cooked by guests chefs.
“Through this bumper programme, which also includes live entertainment and children’s activities, we want everyone to get excited about food, see, smell and taste great seasonal produce and leave with a better appreciation of the value of the fresh, food and drink available on their doorstep and ideas for cooking more healthy and creatively at home.
“As we anticipate big attendance on the day, we recommend people buy their £5 vouchers for our fantastic small plates in advance.”
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Promised plates include Spicy ‘Singapore [North Uist] Style’ pincer end crabclawmeat and sticky riceball; Trio of mini Scottish pies, beef steak, haggis & clapshot and smoked haddock with chives and cheddar; Bhel puri with coconut salmon; Lamb meatballs, hazelnut dukkah, fatoush salad and baba ganoush; Venison and pork gyros, tzatziki, Lochlibo Greek salad; and Monkfish and scallop carpaccio, consommé Verde, Lochlibo shrubbery.
Desserts include Katy Rodgers crowdie, elderberry, meadowsweet and a dark chocolate delice.
The fabulous flavours and aromas will continue across the Pop-Up Market which will add another exciting strand to this stand out food and drink festival by showcasing 40 of the West of Scotland’s finest food and drink producers side by side with the city’s most innovative food-based social enterprises.
Visitors are promised a gastronomic tour of the West of Scotland with savoury produce including everything from wild Scotttish venison, rare breed pork and bacon from Tamworth pigs, lamb from Badgerface sheep, kiln roasted salmon, oak whisky cask cured smoked fish, oysters, baby vegetables, fruit, crusty sourdough loaves, artisan cheeses and seriously fiery sauces.
Treats for the sweet toothed will include goodies infused with locally foraged flowers and herbs, gourmet popcorn and heavenly chocolate and ice cream.
Drinks includes deep and flavoursome coffees, craft beers and spirits and handpicked wines.
Producers attracted to take part in Let’s Eat Glasgow! come from across the West of Scotland from the Hebrides in the North to Moniaive in Dumfries and Galloway in the South; from Girvan on the West coast to Perthshire.
Social enterprises from Glasgow include Locavore, which promotes sustainable food systems, The Milk Café, which offers employability support for ethnic minority women, Moogety Grub Hub, which tackles food poverty in Govan, The Freedom Bakery, which provides current inmates at HMP Low Mosswith on the job training and Urban Edge, a new community project at Daldowie in the East End.
Plan Bee from Motherwell, which helps communities and companies adopt a hive and make a natural positive impact on their local environment will also be at Let’s Eat Glasgow! as will the Glasgow and Ayrshire Slow Food movement which promotes true enjoyment of good food, a slower pace of life and food production systems that provide good, clean and fair food for everyone.
The £5 food vouchers are available via www.letseatglasgow.co.uk
There will be limited vouchers available on the day so pre-purchase is recommended.
- Loch Loch Duart smoked salmon, avocado, cucumber, dill, horseradish
- Cured venison, crispy ox tongue, smoked whisky, lovage
- Katy Rodgers crowdie, elderberry, meadowsweet
- Crabshakk Crab Cake
- Baked Crab Tart
- Spicy ‘Singapore [North Uist] Style’ pincer end Crabclawmeat and Sticky Riceball
- Scotch egg
- Cold smoked scallop
- Dark chocolate delice
- Minced lamb, tabouleh, spicy onion salad, garlic sauce & pickles in a flatbread.
- Trio of mini Scottish pies, beef steak, haggis & clapshot and smoked haddock with chives and cheddar.
- Vegetable rice and a light Lentil curry
- Potato and spinach dosa. Coconut chutney
- Bhel puri with coconut salmon
Ox and Finch
- Lamb meatballs, hazelnut dukkah, fatoush salad and baba ganoush
- Roast pork belly, shredded thai salad, peanuts and prik nahm pla
- Home smoked mackerel, fennel, radish, lemon and horseradish
- Roast ox tongue, tunato, pickled shallot, smokey bacon crisps
- Venison and pork gyros, tzatziki, Lochlibo Greek salad
- Unknown pudding
The Ubiquitious Chip
- Roast Renfrewshire Wood pigeon, Argyll forest mushroom barley risotto and Soused chantrelles
- Monkfish and scallop carpaccio, consommé Verde, Lochlibo shrubbery
- A celebration of west coast meat! Air dried, cured, smoked and salted meats. Pickled Ayrshire chioggia beets, Lochlibo baby cucumbers, smoked mayonnaise and sourdough
Pop-Up Market Producers
Meat & Poultry
Clash Farm Pedigree Saddlebacks, Stranraer
Great Glen Charcuterie, Highlands
Hugh Grierson Organic, Perth
Nethergate Larder, Dunlop, East Ayrshire
Peelham Farm, Berwickshire
Argyll Smokery, Dunoon, Argyll
Ballimore Oysters, Loch Fyne, Argyll
Hebridean Food Company, Grimsay, Isle of North Uist
Ritchies of Rothesay, Isle of Bute
Caldwell’s Ayrshire Kitchen Garden, Girvan, Ayrshire
Little Sourdough Bakery, Glasgow
Riverhill Café, Glasgow
Dunlop Dairy, East Ayrshire
George Mewes Cheese, Glasgow
Condiments & Preserves
Lomond Chillies, Dumbarton
Millers Larder, Stonehouse, Lanarkshire
Summer Harvest Oils with Simplyaddchilli, Perthshire
Poporope Amaizing Popcorn, Stirling
Sugar Wings – Stacy Hannah, Glasgow
Wee Fudge Company, Glasgow
Lime Tree Larder, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire
Thorntonhall Farmhouse Ice Cream, Glasgow
Aye Love Real Food, Ayrshire
Petrie Fine Foods, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
Avenue Coffee Roasting Company, Glasgow
Dear Green Coffee Roasters, Glasgow
Jaw Brew, Glasgow
Judith Hardy Wines, Glasgow
Open Source Distillery, Glasgow
Strathearn Distillery, Perth