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Recipe for success at Taste of Edinburgh 2011

Recipe for success at Taste of Edinburgh 2011

Organisers of Scotland’s biggest outdoor food and drink festival, Taste of Edinburgh, have confirmed this year’s event was a success, with over 25,000 visitors descending upon The Meadows over the three-day weekend for a gastronomic melting pot of food, drink and entertainment.

Soaring temperatures, celebrity chefs and an eclectic mix of over 100 artisan producers saw visitors arrive in their droves to digest over 40,000 glasses of champagne, 63,145 taster dishes from 15 of the top restaurants in Scotland and enjoy 68 demos from 20 chefs.

Top TV chefs; Gary Rhodes, Rachel Allen, Silvena Rowe, Martin Wishart, Tom Kitchin and Jean-Christophe Novelli were just some of the highlights and culinary favourite Jason Artherton took to the stage with Edinburgh’s own talent, Roy Brett offering top tips to a captive audience of foodies.

Festival Director, Justin Clarke, says: “We were absolutely thrilled to be back in our home of The Meadows this year and it was great to see so many Scots turning out to support the country’s culinary talent and food and drink producers. This is the first year we have had Glasgow and out of town restaurants on board, bringing new visitors to the event. Combined with the warm weather and later summer date this was a real recipe for success.”

Chef glitterati flock to Taste of Edinburgh

Chef glitterati flock to Taste of Edinburgh

A host of the UK’s biggest names in food and drink are travelling from far and wide as they line up to showcase their skills and tantalise taste buds at this year’s Taste of Edinburgh, in partnership with AEG.

Culinary favourites, TV favourite Gary Rhodes, French heart throb Jean-Christophe Novelli and Irish darling, cook and author, Rachel Allen will join acclaimed Michelin star talents Daniel Galmiche, Martin Blunos and Atul Kochhar as they return to The Meadows for Scotland’s biggest food and drink festival from 1-3 July.

The six top chefs will each demonstrate their unique styles of cooking live in specially created theatres, allowing foodie fans the chance to get up close and personal with the stars of gastronomy and gain some top cooking tips from the professionals.

The world renowned chefs will join a stellar line up of restaurants, representing the very best of Scottish culinary talent including; Café Gandolfi, Cail Bruich, Chez Rouz, Cucina at Hotel Missoni, First Coast, Restaurant Mark Greenaway, Restaurant Martin Wishart, Ondine, Plumed Horse, Tigerlily, Two Fat Ladies, Vincaffé and Wedgwood.