Chefs at Edinburgh caterer, Hickory came up with a special Edinburgh themed conference dinner menu in celebration of joining the catering panel at the city’s Assembly Rooms venue.
The menu will form part of Hickory’s conference offering at the George Street venue and has been created to give visiting delegates, who might not have any time to explore Edinburgh, a flavour of what the capital has to offer.
After London, Edinburgh plays host to the second highest number of international conferences in the UK. However with the average conference trip lasting less than 24 hours, delegates often don’t get the chance to experience the Scottish capital, which is what inspired the team at Hickory to devise the special menu.
Through dishes such as Old Fishmarket Close, Cannonball Sorbet and The Festival Fringe Hickory is offering delegates the opportunity to experience ‘Auld Reekie’ through dishes that use locally sourced ingredients from the forests, fields, rivers and sea around Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Robbie Gleave, development chef at Hickory (pictured), said: “Edinburgh is steeped in history, mystery, culture and beauty, but unfortunately most delegates won’t be able to properly experience this. The Assembly Rooms is a historic and beautiful part of Edinburgh’s rich history and, as such, the food served should be a match for this. We hope our menu helps to attract delegates back to experience our city on a grander scale and visit where their Portobello apples and brambles came from.”
Shona Clelland, cultural venues development manager for Assembly Rooms, said: “Food is a crucial part of any event so it is great to see our panel offering such creative and exciting options.”