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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Chef’s special : Neil McGown

Neil McGown, Executive chef and proprietor, East Haugh House, Pitlochry Neil and his wife Lesley owned Trumps restaurant in Sussex for six years before buying...

Wine of the times

SLTN has linked up with ViVAS, the drinks company delivered by wholesaler 3663 and sourced by Bibendum Wine, to get the lowdown on the big sales trends in wine, how the trade can make more from wine, and how knowledgeable consumers and operators are about the product. Offering their insight for the first SLTN Wine Forum are representatives from ViVAS, two of its customers in Scotland and the education body the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.

Chef’s special : Jonny Dunbar

Jonny Dunbar, Head chef, Ducks at Kilspindie House, Aberlady Nestled in Aberlady, a small conservation village in the heart of East Lothian, Ducks at Kilspindie...

Raconteur Jamie is best Reserve

EDINBURGH mixologist Jamie MacDonald has been crowned the UK’s Best Bartender in a cocktail competition run by Diageo’s premium drinks division, Reserve Brands. MacDonald, who...

Chef’s special : Peter Woods

Peter Woods, Head chef, The Four Seasons Hotel, Perthshire Located on the bans of Loch Earn in Perthshire, The Four Seasons Hotel majors in contemporary...

TGI sets flair bartending record

Bartenders from TGI Friday’s Scottish venues travelled to London to help set a new world record as part of the restaurant chain’s 25th birthday celebrations. Staff from Aberdeen and Glasgow took part in the ‘most people simultaneously cocktail flairing’ record attempt. Participating bartenders completed a co-ordinated two-minute routine without dropping a bottle and Guinness World Record officials confirmed a new record had been set.

Chef’s special : Kwan Yu Lee

Kwan Yu Lee, Head chef, Opium, Hope Street, Glasgow Located in the heart of Glasgow city centre, Opium specialises in oriental fusion cuisine offering a...

Mitch takes trade fight to Holyrood

Cumbernauld club boss Mitch Sorbie is standing as the UKIP candidate for West Scotland in May’s Scottish elections. In this Q&A with SLTN’s Scott...

Restaurant goes back to its roots

Family brings Piccolo Mondo back to life in its original location WHEN Piccolo Mondo reopened its doors in January of this year, it marked a...

Litherland looks to a bright drinks future

The Budget handed the drinks industry another problem, but Diageo GB boss Simon Litherland tells Scott Wright there are still reasons to be positive THE...

Columns

Jack Cummins
LEGAL by Jack Cummins
FINANCIAL Wylie & Bisset
Neil Morrison
ASK THE OPERATOR Neil Morrison
THE GRAPEVINE
Luke Richardson
LIFTING THE LID
Mark Alston
MEET THE MAKER Charlotte Coyle

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