MONKFISH MONDAY – A SEPTEMBER ROUND UP

Hey Monkfish fans, even though we all think that August is the busiest month EVER in Edinburgh it seems like September is gearing up to be pretty hectic too.

This little lot is happening. Click on the links, dip in and out, see what you can get up to whilst enjoying some Autumnal sunshine.

Scottish Food Fortnight…

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Already underway there are plenty of events during #scottishfoodfortnight to get your teeth into, quite literally. Check out the website for more details or follow them on Twitter HERE

Eat Drink Discover Scotland…

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Taking place this weekend, Friday to Sunday, join numerous chefs, producers, suppliers in the ultimate celebration of Scotland’s Larder. Look out for the Scottish Salmon stand as Mrs M will be cooking up a storm on Sunday and serving up a Japanese Salmon noodle salad throughout the day!

Organic September…

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The Soil Association are celebrating ‘Organic September’ – check out what’s happening on their website HERE #smallchangesbigdifference

Terra Madre Scotland 2014

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The first ever ‘Terra Madre Scotland’ will take place on 20 & 21 September at Cawdor Castle, Nairn in partnership with ‘Living Food’ – an annual celebration of quality artisan food from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

For tickets and more information click HERE

And if that’s not enough….

Try out the new Victor & Carina Contini restaurant – Cannonball – located in the heart of the Old Town just underneath the Castle. See more on their website HERE.

Or you could always join Mrs M and Mini Monkfish at Night Garden Live on Saturday? Hashtag Iggle Piggle :)

THE EDINBURGH SUPPER CLUB DIRECTORY 2014

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We’ve been meaning to do this for ages but finally we’ve updated our Supper Club Directory for 2014, find it HERE.

There’s a couple of new kids on the block which we’re really excited about, Alright Treacle, The Fireside Collective and The Smoked Duck. Head on over to the directory for all their contact details.

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COMFORT FOOD….

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It’s arrived, let battle commence. If you’ve read mymonkfish dot com before you’ll know we’ve got a ‘love vs hate thing’ when it comes to Jamie O but for us, this umpteeeeenth book of his, hits the nail on the head. Move over 15 minute meals, off to the charity shop you go….
We’ll definitely be rustling up the INSANITY burger this weekend. All hail Lord David Loftus too for the best food photography yet…for more of his brilliant food snaps check him out on Instagram HERE.
For all you twitterers follow the hashtag #comfortfood for more….

HEMISPHERES, UNITED AIRLINES INFLIGHT MAG AUGUST 2014

Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 16.49.43The most recent edition of ‘Hemispheres‘, the United Airlines inflight mag features the lovely Mrs Monkfish giving away a wee secret about her ‘place of the moment’ in Edinburgh – the Secret Herb Garden. Read all about it HERE.

We can’t quite get over the artist’s interpretation of Mrs M so are sharing it again here…..hilarious or good likeness?! YOU DECIDE! Feel free to leave us a comment, don’t be shy ;)

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It’s a great article and we were delighted to contribute to the content to ensure our favourite haunts were mentioned including Aizle, Blackfriars and The Devil’s Advocate. Read and enjoy.

MONKFISH MONDAY, THE AUGUST EDITION

KNOPS BEER 4So yet again we’re drinking beer…and why not, it’s August, the sun is shining….kind of…and with so much going on in Edinburgh you only have to stumble out of Monkfish Towers and you’re in amongst the Festival action.

On Monday night we pottered along to the ‘Meet The Brewer’ event at The Pommery Bar off the Royal Mile. The brewer in question was Mr Robert Knops of the Knops Beer Company, East Lothian. Crumbs, what a location, absolutely stunning. Continue reading