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NEIL FORBES, SCOTTISH CHEF OF THE YEAR 2011

Cold wet September evening…tick….cosy candle lit bistro….tick….Scottish Chef of the year Mr Neil Forbes cooking my dinner….tick….and Mr Innis & Gunn pouring me a beer…..tick.  Anything else?? Urm yes, it’s a school night!!  Zut alors, the Monkfish is out on the town, eating and drinking the finest that Scotland has to offer as part of the Scottish Food Fortnight AND it’s a Tuesday, rock and roll.

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GALLIC MEETS GAELIC (garlic) AT CAFE ST HONORE

Let’s set the scene. An old patisserie resembling a bistro in the Marais, Paris. white linen tablecloths, flickering candle light, bentwood café chairs, wine bottles stacked to the ceiling, Edith Piaf on repeat, dinner cooked by Neil ‘Scottish chef of the year 2011’ Forbes– where am I? Welcome to Café St Honore, Thistle Street Lane, Edinburgh, where Gallic meets Gaelic in award-winning mouthfuls. Locally supplied provenance is choice du jour for Mr Forbes, and why not when Scotland is his oyster? Continue reading