Top chef Tony at town’s food fes­ti­val

Rutherglen Reformer - - Hamilton Food Festival - Ad­ver­tis­ing Fea­ture

Celebrity chef Tony Singh will be cooking up a treat for vis­i­tors to Hamil­ton Food Fes­ti­val.

Food­ies are be­ing in­vited to sam­ple the best that Scot­land has to of­fer over the bank hol­i­day break.

The streets of Hamil­ton will show­case the finest food and drink from across the re­gion and be­yond.

There will be an in­cred­i­ble 60 stalls in the Cas­tle Street area of the town.

Hamil­ton Busi­ness Im­prove­ment Dis­trict (BID) have teamed up with Fo­rum Events for the fun-filled four­day event that runs from Fri­day to Mon­day, May 22 to 25.

Take a stroll through Cas­tle Street and sam­ple the best of Scot­tish cui­sine.

Visit the Kilted Fudge Com­pany for de­li­cious cream and but­ter fudge made in Aviemore. Come along and try some of their fan­tas­tic flavours rang­ing from Irn Bru, mil­lion­aire short­bread, lemon meringue, High­land tof­fee and salted caramel.

It’s not just Scot­tish favourites that will be on of­fer. You can try home- baked de­lights from French-owned Les Plaisirs d’Odette, bring­ing de­li­cious patis­series and mac­arons to your doorstep.

And or­gan­is­ers are de­lighted to con­firm that celebrity chef Tony Singh will be vis­it­ing.

Tony will be at the event on Satur­day and Sun­day do­ing demon­stra­tions and book sign­ings.

The Leith-born chef is a lead­ing force on the Scot­tish restau­rant scene and has ran three of his own restau­rants – Oloroso, Tony’s Ta­ble and Roti – to great crit­i­cal ac­claim.

For over 25 years, Tony has pushed the bound­aries of culi­nary in­no­va­tion, com­bin­ing his Sikh up­bring­ing with his love of Scot­tish pro­duce. His dis­tinc­tive style soon de­vel­oped and made him a hot prop­erty in restau­rant cir­cles – help­ing him se­cure membership of the coun­try’s lead­ing bod­ies in­clud­ing the Academy of Culi­nary Arts, the Craft Guild of Chefs, the Scot­tish Chefs as­so­ci­a­tion and the Mas­ter Chefs of Great Bri­tain.

Visit Scot­land re­cently named Tony as one of the cho­sen few “Real Scots”.

He is now an am­bas­sador for Scot­land, pro­mot­ing Scot­land and its del­i­ca­cies glob­ally.

Get along to Hamil­ton Food Fes­ti­val to meet Tony as he min­gles with vis­i­tors to this year’s event.

And it’s just not fan­tas­tic food that will be on of­fer.

Kids can en­joy a ride on the vin­tage carousel while mums and dads sam­ple the de­lights of the drinks tent.

Through­out the week­end, there will be live mu­sic. Fri­day brings the con­trast­ing sound of the Rhythm Kings and folk trio Wood­wife. The week­end brings the con­tem­po­rary sounds of The Kicks and Wa­ter­front while Mon­day will fea­ture Ha­vana Swing’s smooth sounds.

The first-ever Hamil­ton Food Fes­ti­val will fea­ture live cooking from both celebrity and lo­cal chefs, street en­ter­tain­ers, a bar tent and more.

It will run from 10am to 5pm ev­ery day from Fri­day, May 22, to Mon­day, May 25.

Get along to the Cas­tle Street area of the town for four days of fun for all the fam­ily, fea­tur­ing fab­u­lous food and drink at the free fes­ti­val.

For more, go on­line to www. hamiltonour­ or search for ‘Hamil­ton Our Town’ on Face­book and Twit­ter.

Plenty on of­fer There will be 60 stalls to visit over the bank hol­i­day week­end

Plenty to choose from Traders from across Scot­land wil be com­ing to Hamil­ton

Ex­cite­ment Top chef Tony Singh is com­ing to Hamit­lon

Cheers! The best in both food and drink will be avail­able

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