Creative caterers devise an Edinburgh Menu for Edinburgh’s Venue
Chefs at award winning Edinburgh caterer, Hickory, have come up with a special Edinburgh themed conference dinner menu in celebration of joining the catering panel at ‘Edinburgh’s venue’, the Assembly Rooms.
The menu will form part of Hickory’s conference offering at the George Street venue and has been created to give visiting delegates, who might not have any time to explore Edinburgh, a real flavour of what the capital has to offer.
After London, Edinburgh plays host to the second highest number of International conferences in the UK, coming in 35th on the latest ICCA world rankings. However with the average conference trip lasting less than 24 hours, delegates often don’t get the chance to experience the Scottish capital, which is why the team at Hickory have devised the special menu giving a real taste of the city in the short time they have.
Dishes such as Old Fishmarket Close, Cannonball Sorbet and The Festival Fringe will give delegates the opportunity to experience ‘Auld Reekie’ through some delicious dishes that use locally sourced ingredients from the forests, fields, rivers and sea around Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Robbie Gleave, Development Chef at Hickory, said: “Edinburgh is steeped in history, mystery, culture and beauty, but unfortunately most delegates won’t be able to properly experience this. The Assembly Rooms is a historic and beautiful part of Edinburgh’s rich history and, as such, the food served should be a match for this. We hope our menu helps to attract delegates back to experience our city on a grander scale and visit where their Portobello apples and brambles came from!”
Shona Clelland, Cultural Venues Development Manager for Assembly Rooms, said: “Food is a crucial part of any event so it is great to see our panel offering such creative and exciting options.
“By working with local suppliers and artisan producers to source the best of Scotland’s natural larder, our catering partners are finding fresh and creative ways to meet clients’ varying requirements, with menus which mirror the charisma and heritage of our unique city centre venue.”
Hickory’s Edinburgh Menu at the Assembly Rooms
Old Fishmarket Close
Luxurious smoked fish from the Lothians with salmon caviar dressing, little leaves and herbs -Including peppery mackerel, beetroot stained and treacle cured salmon, haddock and potato salad
Cowgate to the Grassmarket
Roasted fillet of grass fed lothian beef with a collection of mushrooms, market vegetables and hand picked herbs. Grated tattie cake glazed with Auld Reekie cheese.
The Festival Fringe
Cinnamon spiced Portobello apple panna cotta jar, tiny coconut dusted choc ice, upturned bramble and beetroot pavlova. All finished with popping candy and old school sherbet.
Tonic and lime sorbet with pipette of Edinbugh Gin Cannonball
Our own hand crafted version of the popular high street fudge