A ‘Taste of Hopetoun’ featuring Neil Forbes

By | Apr 19, 2013

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A Taste of Hopetoun is happening on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April. One of Edinburgh’s top chefs, Neil Forbes from Cafe St Honoré, is teaming up with Hopetoun Farm Shop for a special weekend food event.

Hopetoun Farm Shop is just three miles south of  the Forth Bridges and South Queensferry.

As a platform for Scottish foods, Hopetoun Farm Shop offers some of the country’s best producers and suppliers as well as their very own butchery counter stocking meats reared direct from the surrounding Hopetoun Estate.

The Taste of Hopetoun event is a chance to indulge in Scotland’s top foods and a weekend of culinary delights. Neil will host a master class on the Friday evening from 6pm. His challenge is to cook up as many delicious dishes using Scottish produce within the two-hour time slot. He will also be available to chat and offer advice on anything you may wish to throw at him!

Saturday will offer visitors a tasting day between 11am and 3pm, with complimentary samples of cheeses, meats, local preserves, bakery produce, chocolate and more, offering the chance to test a range of products and speak to suppliers on new recipe ideas without the need to purchase. Hungry customers will also have the opportunity to taste the Hopetoun’s award winning burgers and sausages as the first ever Farm Shop BBQ sets up to sell hot produce outside the store.

Hopetoun Farm Shop Manager, Elaine Shirley, commented: “The ethos of the weekend is to promote the best Scotland has to offer – we hope customers feel encouraged to come and visit the shop without feeling pressured to buy on the day. We want to showcase the vast range of produce available right on your doorstep throughout the year.”

Derek Mackintosh, Hopetoun Farm Shop’s expert butcher, will offer advice on meat cuts, quantities and recipes over the weekend, as well as providing information on the Estate reared meats available throughout the year direct from the butchery counter.

As a showcase for Scotland’s larder, the Hopetoun Farm Shop was recently honored by the Countryside Alliance Awards with Scottish Local Food Champion 2013 at Holyrood.

Further details: http://www.hopetoun.co.uk/whats-on-calendar.html

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