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The Pop-up Restaurant

Saturday 31 March 2012 19:00-23:30

The Hub

Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE

The budding chefs are back! After the success of the 2011 edition, the Institut francais and Frédéric Berkmiller team-up again with the Lycée Hôtelier in Dinard (Brittany) to bring 11 French students to Scotland to discover the larder and meet the best chefs in town!


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    The French budding chefs with Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack (May 2011)

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    Scottish chefs and producers at the Lycée hôtelier de Dinard (October 2011)

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    Scottish chefs and producers with Alain Grespier in Mont Saint-Michel’s La Mère Poulard (October 2011)

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    Walloon star sommelier Eric Boschman

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A rendez-vous not to be missed: the budding chefs are opening their own Pop-up Restaurant at The Hub!

After 4 busy days of exploration of the Scottish larder and work in the kitchens of some of the best restaurants in Edinburgh – Restaurant Martin Wishart, Roy Brett’s Ondine Restaurant, Wedgwood the Restaurant, Craig Wood’s The Wee Restaurant, Frédéric Berkmiller’s Escargot Restaurants –, the 11 students are rolling up their sleeves to run their one-night-only restaurant.

Under the guidance of their teachers and of a couple of local chefs they propose an exquisite moment of French cuisine with the best of the Scottish produce…

Eric Boschman, named World’s best sommelier in 2010 and specially coming from Belgium for the occasion is designing the wine list to match the students’ menu.

Be ready to be surprised as the three courses menus will only be revealed to you when you seat at your table!

Read more: Review of 2011 ’Budding Chefs’ week by John Cooke / Scotland Food and Drink.

Related event: Poissons d’avril - Sunday 1 April.

SOLD OUT!

Members £32 / Non members: £35

Price includes:
- Welcome drink
- Mise en bouche
- Buffet of starters
- Main course
- Dessert
- Tea or coffee
– Wines and drinks are not included –

Please note there is one set main course and dessert.

Saturday 31 March at 7.00 pm
The Hub, Castelhill, Edinburgh
Advanced booking compulsory: 0131 225 53 66
(Tables d’hôtes)

Image: © Erwan Le Moigne

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