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The Chop House Bruntsfield is all set and on schedule to open in March. This will be the third Chop House, which focuses on steak and cocktails with the other two restaurants being in Leith and The Arches on Market Street respectively. Chop House Bruntsfield will be split over two levels with views across The Meadows and Bruntsfield Links.  

After a sell-out inaugural festival last year, ‘Meats & Beats’ returns to Edinburgh on Friday 9th & Saturday 10th March.  The venue is Summerhall allowing all cooked food to move outside where festival-goers can take a rest from the dance floor and refuel on meat-stacked dishes. Meat & Beats is a 'carnivore’s playground' where jerk meets twerk, burritos meet Blondie, and wings meet Wham and every hour the music changes decade. 

Bowhouse, Scotland’s most innovative food and drink hub returns on 10/11th of this month to St Monans in Fife. Visitors to this Bowhouse Food Weekend will be able browse producers of Scottish craft gin, whisky, beer and ale, Mara Seaweed, Langoustine the Box, Minick the Butcher and more. 

The Power of Six is being launched in Edinburgh’s six Swedish bars, namely Boda, Victoria, Sofi’s, Akva, Hemma and Joseph Pearce. All the bars are launching new cocktail menus on March 1st and for four days all cocktails will be priced at only £5.50. In Sofi’s cocktails will be named after dogs, in Boda after books and in JP’s after Norse gods. Sounds like fun!

Borders-based Terroir held a tasting at Norn restaurant last month. The goal is to supply superlative wines imported direct, which would not otherwise reach us. Currently working with 7 wineries Terroir plan to stay ‘small & interesting’, championing careful small producers, many biodynamic or on course to be certified organic, such as Lacourte Godbillon’s Premier Cru Champagnes. 

McGuigan Shortlist Chardonnay and McGuigan Black Label Red are available to grace the table for Mother’s Day celebrations.  The Chardonnay is fresh and well-balanced, with aromas of citrus and honey and vanilla flavours and will complement shellfish and oysters (Sainsbury’s £14) whilst Australia’s #1 selling red wine, the Black Label Red offers rich aromas of cherry and blackberry on the nose, with a hint of spice and will partner kangaroo burgers or spicy dishes. (RRP £7.49, Ocado)

Betty’s Craft Bakery are boldly claiming that they are making the most beautiful eggs you can buy this Easter and looking at this Limited Edition Spring Bloom Egg £30 we are inclined to agree. This is a glorious egg made with an eau de nil coloured white chocolate, hand-decorated with royal icing flowers and a silver shimmer. And it can be delivered to your door as cakes, biscuits and eggs are all carefully hand-wrapped and expertly packed. www.bettys.co.uk 

Edinburgh Food Social, based next to Edinburgh Larder Licensed Café in Blackfriars St have a programme of cooking courses planned for 2018. On Saturday March 17th there is a Pasta Workshop at 10am and this is followed by Italian Desserts at 1pm. Both classes are led by resident Italian cook, Federica Rigoselli and cost £32.93 each – available on Eventbrite. 

Bite has a couple of competitions on the go too! Win a Bottle if Ink Gin or Win an Indian Meal for Four worth £100 at Basil Indian Restaurant Dunfermline 



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