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Apple Royale

Ingredients 25ml Porter’s Gin 25ml Delaforce White Port 40ml Mulled Apple Cordial 5ml Chai Syrup 10ml Lemon Juice 10ml Soda 10ml Prosecco 2 dash Dr Adam Elmegirab’s Spanish’s Bitters The Apple Royale is a refreshing approach to the festive favourite of  mulled wine. At its base is a balance of Porter’s Gin and white port. The sweet and spicy…

Licked – Aberdeen’s frozen pleasures

February might not seem the obvious time to go out and try some of the city’s best ice-cream shops and parlours, but we’re nothing if not dedicated at Trend… We started our frozen adventure at Equi’s on Rosehill Drive. Equi’s has a lot of history and an Italian heritage. The Hamilton – based company uses…

Chef focus: Grant Walker from the Village Hotel

When Grant’s not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, you’ll find him in a canoe, halfway up a mountain or on his motorbike… I grew up in Glasgow, but live in Inverurie now. My grandfather and uncle were both chefs in London, so I think that’s where my love of cooking comes from. It…

Ask the chef

With Craig Wilson, the Kilted Chef at Eat on the Green Why not embrace the current trend for tapas-style sharing plates and surprise your Valentine with their favourite nibbles in the style of a carpet picnic? This is a great way to spend some quality time without the stress of extensive cooking. How about parma ham wrapped asparagus spears, oysters, passionfruit halves, sunblush tomatoes and mini…

Burns Night

January can be a bit of a social blank after the chimes of the New Year have passed, so why not celebrate our national bard’s birthday? You’ll find that most towns and villages have a Burns Supper around 25 January. Robert Burns was born back in 1759 and is regarded as a pioneer of Romantic…

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