Seasonal food in a nook of Scotland
Outside St Monans (pictured), one of a string of charming old fishing villages in the East Neuk of Fife, Bowhouse adds to the gastronomic heft of the region. This stone barn on the Balcaskie Estate serves as a space for local food producers to bring out their best for the public in a series of Food Weekends that begin this March. Stop by its stalls, take in the food demonstrations and sit at communal tables for shellfish, artisan bread, cheeses and even bottles of chilli sauce.
MAKE IT HAPPEN
The first Bowhouse Food Weekend this spring takes places on 10–11 March. Further weekends are scheduled around the second Sunday of every month this year except for June. The events are free to attend (balcaskie.co.uk/about-bowhouse). St Monans is a half-hour drive from St Andrews or 1½ hours from Edinburgh. In nearby Anstruther, the Spindrift is a B&B offering warm hospitality and elegant rooms in an old sea captain’s house (from £60; thespindrift.co.uk).
The Flamingo room at Inn On The Avenue. ABOVE The hotel’s clapboard exterior. TOP An old pick-up truck looks at home on Flagler Avenue