Launching the St Andrews Food & Drink Festival on November 1st is a unique event that will see a collaboration of award-winning chefs from across St Andrews working together to create tempting tasters.

Three of the chefs who helped to inspire the very first festival – Martin Hollis at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, Alan Matthew at Fairmont St Andrews, and Ian MacDonald at the St Andrews Links Trust – are driving forward this year’s Festival programme.

They are joined by Geoffrey Smeddle from the Michelin-starred Peat Inn, Stewart Macaulay from The Adamson (winners of the 2015 CIS Restaurant of the Year), and Davey Aspin of the 3 AA rosette awarded Rocca.

The event also includes Duncan McLachlan from the AA rosette-awarded Playfair’s Restaurant, Grant McNicol from the double AA rosette-awarded Terrace Restaurant at Rufflets Country House Hotel and, from one of the region’s best advocates for sustainable fishing, SergejsSavickis from the Seafood Restaurant.

Each chef will have a ‘market stall’ and visitors’ entry ticket will enable each to enjoy tasters covering a wide range of seasonal ingredients: from East Neuk seafood to Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb, local game and poultry to Fife fruits, vegetables, salads and cheese.

There will also be stalls with sorbet champagne flutes for the adults and ice cream sundaes for the children from Jannettas, speciality single origin coffee from Zest Cafe, as well as beers and spirits from local brewers and distillers.

Ian MacDonald at The St Andrews Links adds: “Our vision is that guests will be able to eat and drink their way around the very best that St Andrews has to offer, all within the one afternoon. It promises to be a great launch to a fantastic month-long festival.”

The event runs from noon-2pm. Tickets are £25.00 per person (free for U5s and £7.50 for 6-12 year old). To book, please call 01334 468181

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