East Pier Smokehouse chef patron James Robb understands the importance of putting his customers first, discovers Caroline Lindsay
Food & Drink
The Bar and Grill is actually in the Clubhouse of the Fairmont rather than the main hotel building, which means that the large windows look out not only onto the prestigious golf course but the most spectacular view of the sea and St Andrews in the distance.
As someone who has banged on for years about the great potential of whisky tourism, I must applaud Diageo’s recently-unveiled £150 million plans to boost the cratur to our visitors.
The owners of a Forfar hotel are celebrating a successful first year of business.
Get those peely wally legs out, summer has began! And with it, there is a bounty of seasonal produce. The thing that excites me the most about produce at this time are all the summer fruits, and being from Scotland, we have the best in the country.
Although all whisky fans have their own favourite malt, many agree the best “all-round malt” is Highland Park. It has that combination of nose, mouthfeel and finish that makes it many aficionados’ first or second choice. However, one wonders how a distillery beside Kirkwall in Orkney got called Highland Park, as the nearest Highlands are miles south across the stormy Pentland Firth.
We in Courier country are surrounded by a wealth of lovely independent places to go for lunch. We don't necessarily need to choose a favourite, we could visit a different one each week for years. Each establishment has its own quirks and selling points and this week, I ate at Gather in Kitchen & Deli to see what their character was bringing to Carnoustie.
Newport chef Jamie Scott fires up the barbecue - the right way
David Crawford , head chef at Crees Inn in Abernethy, tells Caroline Lindsay what foods remind him of home
A feast of food awaits festival goers across Courier Country this summer, kicking off with the Crail Food Festival, June 9 and 10.