Crumbs, it’s been a while since we popped up on a Monday and just to confuse matters further it’s actually Wednesday. No matter Monkfish fans, let’s cut to the chase and tell you what’s happening in the world of food and drink and all things on #trend.
New kid on the Edinburgh restaurant block AIZLE opened it’s doors last week and Mrs Monkfish worked her way through the menu on opening night. We’re going to review the restaurant in full next month but in the meantime here’s what you need to know…
Scotland’s first neo-bistro, AIZLE, opens in Edinburgh this April. Co-owned by husband and wife Stuart Ralston and Krystal Goff, the 50-seater eaterie will serve a set-menu dinner and fresh cocktails of that day’s best market offerings, five nights a week. The chef/mixologist couple are bringing their style of French bistronomie to the capital via New York City and Barbados.
Aizle will have no traditional menu – something completely unique to Scotland and to most of the UK. With no menu, Stuart will have the freedom to utilise the best produce from farms and suppliers. The customer benefits by knowing everything on their plate is at the height of its freshness and seasonality. A 4-course tasting menu will cost around £35, and will be available with or without matched drinks.
107-109 St Leonard’s Street
Edinburgh EH8 9QY
Opening times: Wednesday – Sunday for dinner
Time to talk burgers…again… The burger trend continues and much debate goes on about where and who has the best burgers in town. We ate at The Huxley on Sunday (review to follow) and the promise of a mouth watering medium rare pink juicy burger failed to be delivered. The food ‘wasn’t bad’ but it wasn’t great, very disappointing. More on The Huxley on the blog soon.
Meanwhile, over at The Guardian Felicity Cloake’s most recent article is all about the perfect burger. Hop over and have a read, you may be as excited as us to hear that TGI Friday’s are about to drop the soggy lettuce from their burgers… Hashtag bothered?! Article HERE.
Savour is a new and exciting artisan food event coming to Edinburgh on 15th June at Summerhall. We like Summerhall, it’s got a very cool vibe to it and this event promises a laid back convivial afternoon of tasting and exploring Edinburgh’s finest artisan food and drink producers and mixologists. If it turns out to be as good as it promises to be then this could be THE food event to go to this year. Find them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Tickets are currently available through the BITE magazine website, click HERE.
And finally this week, down to the smoke for Chilli Chilli Bang Bang a brand new eating and drinking festival celebrating the heat, fun and flavour of one of the world’s best loved ingredients – the MIGHTY chilli pepper.
Over 09/10 May 2014 DalstonYard will become the Chilli Pepper Capital of the World. We’re teaming up with Wahaca co-founder and chilli nut Thomasina Miers to bring you lively demos from the UK’s most hot-headed chefs, fiery street food from all four corners of the globe, a Spice Market featuring lots of delicious take home goodies, a Hot Sauce Deli, DJs, live entertainment and a barrage of Jose Cuervo chilli tequila cocktails.
- Friday 09 May 6pm till midnight
- Saturday 10 May noon till 5pm
- Saturday 10 May 6pm till midnight