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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…

Ask the chef

Eat on the Green’s Craig Wilson, the Kilted Chef, is back with some advice on making the most of summer fruits. Scotland has some of the best berries in the world and we love it when the first of the crops come in. It’s always fun to pick your own fruit, then come home and…

Spice it up!

This corner of the world is blessed with some brilliant Indian restaurants. Trend orders some lager and discovers what’s on the menu at three of the North-east’s best regarded… Jewel in the Crown For early on a Tuesday night, the Jewel proved surprisingly busy, with just one table free. Many of the clientele were regulars…

Chef focus: Cafe Boheme’s John Patillo

Meet Café Bohème’s John Patillo, who brings his Scottish roots to traditional French cuisine… John found his way into a kitchen at 16 and hasn’t looked back since. ‘I had left school and was looking for a trade apprenticeship, thinking I’d be a mechanic, but I landed a position as a commis chef at the…

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