Five of Courier Country’s top chefs got together at the Old Course Golf Resort and Spa yesterday to start planning the culinary delights they will be serving at The Menu Food and Drinks Awards gala dinner on March 15 next year.
While the menu is to be finalised nearer the time, the chefs decided which course of the five-course dinner they will each prepare.
Praveen Kumar of Tabla Indian restaurant in Perth will take responsibility for the starter, a mixed chicken tikka platter. Jamie Scott of The Newport will put his MasterChef skills to work for the intermediate fish course, while Martin Hollis, executive chef of The Old Course – where the dinner is to be held – will produce a stunning main course. And guests should ensure they have enough room left for Angus chef Eden Sinclair’s dessert.
A selection of canapes will be created by Graham Paulley, head chef at the Apex Dundee and host chef Martin Hollis will provide handmade petits fours, with some invaluable help from local catering college students.
As the chefs agreed, March can be a tricky time in the culinary calendar, falling between winter’s bounty and the start of spring proper. However, Jamie Scott spoke for all of them when he promised they would guarantee a show topping dinner.
“March brings lots of younger vegetables, sea kale, sea trout, mackerel and is a brilliant time of year for game,” he said. “And if we get a warm winter, there might even still be brussels sprouts around,” he joked.
The Menu Food and Drink Awards is a celebration of businesses and individuals in the area who create stunning products, dishes and tipples that are among the best in the industry.
For a full list of categories and information on how to enter The Menu Food and Drinks Awards go to www.themenufoodanddrinkawards.co.uk and to get tickets contact Kim Dickson at email@example.com