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Raven Spirits take flight with gin launch success

It may have only been a few months since the launch of Raven Gin, but according to gin connoisseurs, the north-east brothers behind the brand have undoubtedly added to the rich variety of Aberdeenshire’s small batch gins. Callum and Peter Sim successfully launched their highly anticipated products (a signature Thought and Memory expression and a…

Chef focus: The Silver Darling’s Craig Somers

Meet Craig Somers, head chef at one of the city’s best loved restaurants, The Silver Darling. ‘At the start of the year, I came back to The Silver Darling to lead the kitchen team which was a real homecoming moment for me as this is where I got my start in the industry, and in…

AJ’s Knockout

Ingredients Havana Especial Rum Fresh Pineapple Milk Fresh Raspberries Raspberry & Strawberry Tea AJ’s Knockout is a clarified milk punch. When pineapple and milk are mixed together, the enzyme bromelain, found in pineapples, separates the casein proteins in milk, and after filtration leaves a silky smooth textured, yet completely translucent drink. The addition of raspberrites…

Douneside House is awarded Hotel Chef of the Year

David Butters, Head Chef at Douneside House is awarded Hotel Chef of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards Douneside House, the AA’s Hotel of the Year 2017/18, offers the region’s only three rosette dining experience and their menu features culinary delights using only the finest local ingredients, including fresh produce from their own gardens.…

All the ingredients for the perfect pizza

With Nick Nairn Who knew that one of Scotland’s finest pizzas was right under your nose here on Aberdeen’s Back Wynd. The eclectic pizzeria is situated on the ground floor of Nick’s former Cook School. The oil and gas down downturn has provided unexpected dividends with Nick forced to re-purpose his former Cook School, resulting…

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