Bonnie & Wild's Scottish Marketplace to highlight indie food and drink producers

The Gannet’s Peter McKenna and Ivan Stein

Edinburgh’s very first foods corridor in the new St James’ Quarter will showcase the likes of East Pizza, Creel Caught, Damaged Clock and extra

By now one of the hardest-strike sectors by the Covid-19 pandemic, independent places to eat and bars have specifically borne the brunt of lockdown constraints. The opening of Bonnie & Wild’s Scottish Marketplace in the new St James’ Quarter is therefore a exceptional – and really welcome – vivid location on this summer’s foods and consume calendar, whereby Edinburgh’s initially meals corridor will participate in host to over a dozen independent food stuff and drink producers and retailers when doors open in July.

That includes eight foodstuff stalls, four specialty retailers and a few bars, Bonnie & Wild promises to provide the ideal of Scotland’s larder in one particular space, and the menu surely appears to be to make very good on that formidable pledge. Early bulletins involved a lot-beloved Glasgow restaurant The Gannet, which specialises in modern Scottish delicacies a new department of the Glaswegian cafe and patisserie Damaged Clock as perfectly as Masterchef winner Gary Maclean’s ode to Scottish seafood, Creel Caught. The Scottish-Italian contingent will also be strongly represented by Edinburgh establishment East Pizza and Rocca Group’s most recent undertaking Rico’s Pasta Bar.

Bonnie & Wild's Scottish Marketplace to highlight indie food and drink producers

Proposed photographs of the Bonnie & Wild food items stalls location

Bonnie & Wild has also enticed some new faces north of the border, which includes the initial Scottish department of upmarket vegan eatery Erpingham Dwelling, and the launch of fried hen venture CHIX by Max Murray and Ed Cresswell, whose CV features his time as Chef de Partie at Heston Blumenthal’s Michelin-starred Excess fat Duck. Wishaw-centered butcher MacDuff 1890 and wines and spirits merchant Inverarity Morton will also be opening their first retail ventures at the marketplace.

With an emphasis on the clean and the local, attendees to the foodstuff corridor will be able to taste the best of the seasons with the restaurants’ modifying menus. Irrespective of the mouth watering variety on display screen, everybody involved in the undertaking has highlighted their shared ambition to advocate for Scotland’s homegrown producers and suppliers, and to champion what is actually ideal about the country’s food stuff and consume scene.

As soon as factors are a little bit more standard yet again, Bonnie & Wild hope to accommodate up to 400 diners in their relaxed, open up-plan seating place. There will also be a flexible occasions place open up to general public bookings that features a clearly show kitchen area and private dining region, as effectively as their bar, dubbed Tryst. So let’s increase a glass – or a drumstick – or a slice of pizza, no matter what catches your fancy – to Scotland’s meals and consume sector, champions just one and all, and the lots of wonderful meals that lie in advance.

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