Over Friday 8 and Saturday 9 May, the Holyrood Kitchen pop-up restaurant will offer locally sourced ingredients from independent suppliers and producers from throughout Scotland.
Celebrating Scotland’s ‘Year of Food and Drink’ the event will see up-and-coming trainee chefs create dishes against the backdrop of Arthur’s Seat and Holyrood Palace.
The Holyrood Education Centre will be transformed into an exclusive eatery, with only 44 covers available at each sitting, offering guests the on-trend restaurant ‘communal table’ experience.
Diners will be able to sample a three-course tasting menu, expertly prepared by trainee chefs and recent graduates from the cookery school, complete with wine, paired to compliment the food, and hand-crafted petit fours. Designed to showcase the variety and quality of Scottish produce, the menu makes the most of ingredients sourced from Edinburgh and further afield.
Each course will be introduced by Chris Stewart, head tutor at the Edinburgh School of Food and Wine, with diners having the opportunity to hear more about the ingredients from some of the suppliers and producers themselves.
Historic Scotland catering contracts manager Elizabeth Strain said: "The Holyrood Kitchen will see the pairing of some of Scotland’s talented aspiring chefs with the iconic surroundings of Holyrood Park in a unique culinary celebration, showcasing Scotland’s vast larder of quality produce."
The pop-up restaurant will be taking reservations for dinner on Friday 8 May at 7pm with lunch and dinner sittings available at 12.30pm and 7pm on Saturday 9 May. Tickets are priced at £45 for Historic Scotland members and £50 for non-members.