Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight

As part of Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight, the annual celebration of Scotland's fantastic produce which takes place every September, the Callendar House Tearoom will be serving up some tasty treats whether you’re in for just a quick bite or a hearty lunch! Last year more than 320 events took place as part of Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight and you can find out more on their website.

Taking place between 6th and 21st September, the Tearoom will be serving the following Scottish Specials in addition to their usual menu:

Stovies with Mini Oatcakes

Traditionally made from Sunday roast leftovers, the basic ingredients for this autumnal warmer are meat, onions and potatoes, here served up with mini oatcakes.

Haggis, Neeps and Tatties

Scotland’s national dish and type of savoury pudding, immortalised by Robert Burns, is made from the minced offal of a sheep, pig or cow mixed with suet, onions, oatmeal, spices and seasoning and served, as is traditional, with neeps and tatties!

Cullen Skink in a Vol au Vent

This thick Scottish soup made with smoked haddock, potatoes and onions hails from the town of Cullen in Moray, and is served with a modern twist in a vol au vent.

Minced Collops

An everyday Scottish dish consisting of minced steak, breadcrumbs, oatmeal or barley, dripping, onions, mushroom, and stock.

Stoved Chicken with a Herb Scone

Also known as 'stovies', this Scottish recipe derives from the French ‘etouffer’, to cook in a closed pot, and dates from the strong Scottish/French links of the seventeenth century.

Scottish Cake Selection:

Orkney Fudge Cheesecake

Cider Apple Cake

Whisky & Honey Cake

Clootie Dumpling

Fochaber’s Gingerbread

So pop along this fortnight for a traditional favourite or to try something new! 

Published on Tuesday, 9th September 2014

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