Slow Food Week will be celebrated in Edinburgh from 18 June, with a variety of events. Carina Contini at the Scottish Cafe, Neil Forbes at Cafe St Honoré, Tony Singh at Oloroso, Jason Gallagher at the Stockbridge Restaurant, and Craig McKend and Jonny Kimber at the Edinburgh Larder all have special meals and menus on offer.
At Cafe St Honoré, Neil has is hosting a unique whisky supper on 20 June and the week’s special menu will feature dishes made using “Ark of Taste” ingredients. Slow Food UK is helping to preserve Britain’s food heritage by encouraging its members to choose small-scale quality produce threatened by industrial agriculture, environmental degradation and homogenization. These products are often at risk of extinction and by raising awareness they may be rediscovered and returned to the market.
Before the week officially kicks off, there is Slow Supper on 11 June at the Bridgend Allotments on Dalkeith Road. Chefs Ed Murray and Dale Mailley who are preparing for the opening of their Gardener’s Cottage restaurant will do the cooking at this their latest pop-up venture. Their next will be from 15 June at the Insider Festival at Aviemore, where their venue is a yurt. Slow Food Edinburgh www.slowfoodedinburgh.co.uk