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Celebrating the newly expanded Kitchin

Celebrating the newly expanded Kitchin

Edinburgh’s finest were out in force this week to attend the reopening of Michelin-starred restaurant The Kitchin after a much anticipated extension and renovation.

The canapés were truly delicious, the champagne was flowing and the newly revamped restaurant looked stunning.

Breaking down the wall between the recently vacated restaurant next door, the impressive expansion has unveiled an extended dining space, an exclusive private dining room and a cosy whisky snug for enjoying a post-dinner dram.

With a medley of tartan, tweeds and even a wall of silver birch, the decadent interiors take you on a journey through Scotland.

Stockbridge Residents Get Set for Fresh Scottish Scran

Stockbridge Residents Get Set for Fresh Scottish Scran

The management team behind Michelin star establishments The Kitchin and Castle Terrace Restaurant will reveal a brand new pub in Stockbridge this Spring. The venue will open in the former San Marco Restaurant on Mary’s Place on Comely Bank Road and will see one family run business take the reins from another.

The pub is set to compliment the local area’s vibrant food and drink offering and the team will draw on their culinary flair, expertise and local supplier relationships, to present a warm, family-friendly atmosphere matched with affordable, freshly prepared, home-cooked dishes using the very best local produce. The third venue from the expert team’s impressive restaurant portfolio is set to open seven days a week and will follow the “From Nature to Plate” philosophy the teams at The Kitchin and Castle Terrace Restaurant have become renowned for, but will present a more informal destination than their other venues.

The new offering will see two of the city’s top Michelin star chefs Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack come together to develop menus of simple, affordable dishes executed to perfection, showcasing their expertise, passion and knowledge of the best suppliers in Scotland. Local beers and drinks menus will also feature heavily at the neighbourhood pub where the front of house will be overseen by experienced restaurateur Michaela Kitchin and Food & Beverage Director Philippe Nublat who have both played a vital role in the success of The Kitchin and Castle Terrace Restaurant.

Stripe help launch new poster and digital campaign in the Year of Creative Scotland

Stripe help launch new poster and digital campaign in the Year of Creative Scotland

Stripe were on hand as some of Scotland’s most inspirational and successful stars came together to headline a new campaign that celebrates Scotland’s creativity and welcomes visitors to the country.

Michelin-starred chef Tom Kitchin, design duo and toast of London Fashion Week Bebaroque, multi-award winning architect Malcolm Fraser, cashmere entrepreneur Belinda Dickson OBE, Sculptor in Ordinary to Her Majesty The Queen Alexander Stoddart and Scotland’s Makar Liz Lochhead – all front the new campaign launched today.

Part of the Year of Creative Scotland 2012, the campaign features posters of the Scottish stars with expressions of their creative inspirations at Scotland’s six main airports – Glasgow, Edinburgh, Prestwick, Dundee, Inverness and Aberdeen – to welcome people to Scotland. In addition to appearing in the welcome posters, the personalities also made short videos talking about what inspires them, which are available at

Launching the campaign with the Scottish personalities, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop said:

“Scotland is a creative and innovative nation that boasts an amazing array of talent – from award-winning directors and writers, to cutting-edge fashion designers, internationally renowned visual artists, chefs, musicians and architects.

“Starting today and in the Year of Creative Scotland, this campaign will give visitors a warm welcome to our country and encourage everyone from home and abroad to celebrate and take part in Scotland’s creative ingenuity, which is truly one of our nation’s most precious resources. “

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.”

Castle Terrace Prepares for Service

Castle Terrace Prepares for Service

After working with Michelin starred restaurant, The Kitchin for over two years, Stripe Communications has been appointed to launch the Leith-based restaurant team’s second venture – Castle Terrace.

Set in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town, in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, Castle Terrace’s Chef Patron, Dominic Jack, will be serving up a menu of Scottish classics with a French influence. Using the highest quality, freshest produce Scotland has to offer, Castle Terrace will reflect the same philosophy renowned at The Kitchin – ‘From Nature to Plate’.

The restaurant also offers diners a chance to gain an exclusive insight into a working kitchen. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a glass of champagne or aperitif adjacent to the kitchen, witnessing the chefs at work and the precision, concentration and passion that goes into creating each dish.

Castle Terrace is the first solo venture from chef patron Dominic Jack, who is supported by the management team of award-winning restaurant The Kitchin, and fellow chef and friend Tom Kitchin.

Dominic has a long-standing friendship with Tom Kitchin, after the pair met aged just 18 where they began their careers at the world-renowned Gleneagles. Following a number of years working in some of the most renowned restaurants in the world with legendary chefs; a path similar to that of fellow chef, Tom Kitchin, Dominic returned to his hometown of Edinburgh in 2008 and has spent the past two years working with The Kitchin team to forge relationships with the country’s best producers and source a suitable location for the new restaurant.

Stripe’s remit is to manage the launch reception and an on-going food influencer and media campaign.