AN EDINBURGH chef has launched an outdoor dining experience for customers to enjoy in their back gardens.
Paul Wedgwood of Wedgwood the Restaurant on the Royal Mile will prepare and cook dishes for up to eight guests in their own outdoor spaces. In order to qualify the space has to be able to uphold a two-metre social distance between Wedgwood and the customers, have its own entrance and access to electricity. Guests will also be required to use their own dishes and cutlery during the experience.
Wedgwood said: “There is something a little bit special about al fresco dining, whether it is a picnic in the park or just eating dinner in your back garden. I think it’s a bit of a novelty factor here in Scotland and definitely signifies summer. The fresh air increases your appetite, and everybody feels more relaxed. As a chef, you cook to give people enjoyment, so I have missed the connection you get when cooking in the restaurant for customers. If they can’t come to me, then I shall go to them! I am looking forward to bringing a little bit of the restaurant to the gardens of Edinburgh!
“The service is completely bespoke, I will liaise with customers and they can choose whatever they like from our selection of dishes and ingredients, whether it be a two course menu or seven course tasting menu. We have been planning this for a while to ensure that not only government advice, but health and safety guidelines are safely adhered to, to allow for the best possible experience.”
Prices for the Wedgwood Alfresco dining experience start at £200.