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ABV Craft Drinks

A Banchory retail unit has recently been opened by award-winning Deeside Distillery as a craft drinks hub. ABV Craft Drinks was launched to highlight the range and quality of craft drinks made in Scotland, by a team who are equally passionate about the industry. With a current stock of over 125 gins, the shop continues to…

Völuspá by Orchid

Ingredients 35ml Tomato Distilled Reyka Vodka 35ml Lustau White Vermouth 5ml Sugar syrup Völuspá is a martini style drink paying homage to the history and resourcefulness of the people of Iceland. With such a barren landscape, growing crops is near impossible. However, by harnessing geothermal energy, Icelanders have been growing fruit and veg such as…

Craig Wilson from the Kilted Chef on Avoiding a Christmas entertaining meltdown

Avoid a Christmas entertaining meltdown by following my golden rule: Less mess = Less stress! Prepare as much as you can in advance. Assemble cold canapés and store in the fridge, then serve as soon as your guests arrive. Oak smoked salmon with cream cheese and a squeeze of lime on mini oatcakes is a…

Trend Tries : An Asian Trio

We had a yen for rice and noodles, so we sent our writers to try out three of the city’s best Asian eating places… Yorokobi by CJ 51 Huntly Street, AB10 1TH Yorokobi by CJ is a Japanese and Korean restaurant, tucked away on Huntly Street in the city centre. We tried Yorokobi on a…

Chef Focus : Basant Darnal of 8848 restaurant

Chef Focus: Basant Darnal of 8848 restaurant Basant Darnal’s culinary career has seen him work all over the world before coming to Aberdeen to head up the kitchen team at 8848, the innovative and popular Nepalese and Indian restaurant on Aberdeen’s Union Street. ‘I was born in India and trained at the prestigious Oberoi School…

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