EVENT – Taste of Edinburgh 28-30 May 2010, Inverleith Park

Food heaven

Taste of Edinburgh is returning to Inverleith Park at the end of May and the tickets are on sale now

Sponsored by ScottishPower, it has been announced that the 2010 event is to be the biggest and best yet with an impressive line up of restaurants, chefs and features.  We love food at Edinburgh Spotlight and will be in attendance to see the combination of new and returning restaurants this year.  Participating restaurants include: Centotre, Hotel Du Vin, Malmaison Edinburgh, The Rutland and Vincaffé.  Newcomers to this year’s festival include Tony’s Singh’s Tony’s Table, Cucina at Hotel Missoni, Amber, The Scottish Café & Restaurant, Hanam’s and YO! Sushi.  A full list of exhibitors can be found here. 

TV favourite, cook and author, Rachel Allen, will be one of the leading chefs set to officially open this year’s event.   Bringing her Irish charm to Scotland’s biggest food and drink festival, Rachel will showcase her simple but delicious recipes to thousands of hungry food lovers.   

Juliet Simpson managing director of Stripe Events said: “This year’s Taste of Edinburgh has the perfect mix of features, top names and restaurants. We have the crème de la crème of culinary talent on our doorstep in Scotland, and Taste of Edinburgh is the perfect opportunity to bring everyone together for a weekend of indulgence.” 

New for 2010 is the ability to ‘grill’ your favourite chef and AEG Cooking Classes  in association with Nick Nairn Cook School. 

Annual favourites are set to return to the festival too including;  The ScottishPower Taste Theatre presenting live demonstrations from masters of the kitchen and some familiar local chef talent.  The Taste Kitchen sponsored by Waitrose is also back for 2010, where top gastronomists will demonstrate how to prepare original, exciting dishes using top quality Scottish ingredients.  Cuisine D’Amour sponsored by Peugeot RCZ; will show festival-goers how to combine classic French style and flair, with live cooking demonstrations.  

Taste of Edinburgh is an excellent showcase of the best of Scottish food and drink and allows consumers to indulge their senses in a unique eating and drinking experience.  Previous Taste Festivals in town attracted 20,000 visitors and highlighted the range of fresh and flavoursome foods produced in Scotland.  The festival demonstrates the talented chefs and producers that help to showcase Scotland’s natural larder as one of the very finest in the world. 

Jean-Christophe Novelli and Nick Nairn

Tickets are now on sale at   www.tasteofedinburgh.co.uk   or by calling 0871 297 0742.  You can join the Taste of Edinburgh facebook page and follow their updates on twitter.

Suitable for disabled?    On the whole yes, but Inverleith Park has a variety of terrain and within the arena may be partial rough ground, but no major steps.

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