Aviemore is a holiday destination that truly has something for everyone, whether that be nightlife, exploring the great outdoors or treating yourself to a bit of pampering. But what about eating out? Sure, there are plenty of little eateries dotted throughout the main thoroughfare, but where should the discerning YL restaurant reviewer head to carry out an undercover critique?
Food and Drink
"How do you fancy going out for lunch?” Words which are sure to raise my spirits. As soon as my other half had uttered them I was imagining a nice cosy bistro or perhaps one of those trendy minimalist modern establishments. I was salivating at the prospect.
Each week, we ask small businesses key questions. Here we speak to Stuart Grant, who runs Grants of Speyside and Grants of Dornoch with his wife, Marjory.
The Highlands have become a magnet for tourists – and those wishing to have a home in a beautiful, friendly part of the world.
As diners we often get stuck in a restaurant rut. We visit the same places, we order the same food from our favourite cafes’ menu, and on some occasions, even sit at the same table!
With the weather making Scotland feel more like Spain at the moment, a trip for some tapas seemed an ideal choice.
From sublime Scottish prawns to the easiest recipe for home-made ice cream, Michelin-star chef Michael Smith has come up trumps once more
Ask any fisherman what he calls them and he'll most likely say "prawns", but on restaurant menus you'll often see them called langoustines.
It’s been a fantastic summer so far and it’s far from over.
Megan Markle and Prince Harry opted for a non-traditional rich fruity wedding cake and instead had a light, organic lemon and elderflower cake, reflecting the couple’s interest in seasonal ingredients, sustainability, provenance and flavour.
Standing on the white, sandy beach, the water gently lapping the shoreline was a beautiful shade of turquoise blue. The sun was beating down from a cloudless sky and the only sound to be heard was the occasional twang of a mast halyard of a wee yacht moored in the harbour.
Since they first hit our TV screens back in 2006, Si King and Dave Myers, better known as The Hairy Bikers, have become two of our best-loved chefs.
Michelin-star chef Michael Smith creates two quick and easy-to-make seafood dishes which will have dinner guests – and the family – yelling for more
Today's recipes are easy to make at home and feature two of my favourite fish - fresh mackerel and Scottish farmed halibut from Ghia.
Scientists from the north-east have found proof that eating fat is the only cause of weight gain.
City centre businesses are being encouraged to sign up for Aberdeen’s second restaurant week.
Whisky bottles suspected to be fake have been removed from display at a Speyside distillery.
At a family gathering in Buckie recently, I happened to discover that my wife’s great, great grannie was formerly the owner of a hotel in Macduff many moons ago.
Desserts are not just to be enjoyed at the end of the meal - they can be a meal in itself.
The Boozy Cow, which shut its doors for the final time at the weekend, will reopen as a bar and kitchen later this summer.
A business lunch with colleagues from Dundee and a suggestion to meet halfway between Aberdeen and Dundee to save on travelling seemed like a sensible idea.
Not being a regular flier, it had been a long time since I’d been out by Aberdeen airport. So I was amazed to see the changes that have taken place when I found myself in the area recently. Not least the arrival of Dyce Farm, sandwiched in between the new Crowne Plaza and Moxy hotels, and opposite the Aberdeen International Business Park.
Budding cooks have been invited to enter a competition to crown the world’s tastiest tattie scone maker.
North-east rugby fans are being asked if they have the bottle to help set up the sport’s only youth programme in the north of Aberdeen.
The world’s only malt whisky trail is right here on your doorstep. Along the famous route of Speyside’s Whisky Trail are more than half of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries.
Lifestyles featuring little physical activity and lots of fast and processed food are fuelling weight issues and obesity, resulting in dramatic increases in cancer rates across Scotland and beyond, according to a recent report from the World Cancer Research Fund, a leading authority on the links between diet, weight, physical activity and cancer prevention and survival, and backed by the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network.
I am not sure how the name Miller and Carter came about, but even although it might sound like an obscure comedy double act, one of its newest restaurants in Aberdeen is drawing a lot of appreciative applause from what I can see.
World Gin Day celebrated their 10th anniversary on Saturday, June 9. Don’t worry if you missed it as here are 10 of the best Scottish gins you can pick up today.
Curry, often referred to as Scotland’s other national dish, is more popular than ever across P&J country. Believe it or not, once the nation’s favourite carry out, the chicken tikka masala, was invented in a Glasgow curry house in the early 70s.
I really enjoy a good barbecue. Thanks to the recent weather there’s been a lot of people mentioning their love for barbecuing over the past few weeks and many are sharing their barbecue stories with me. I particularly enjoy the excitement that comes with a barbie and the garden smelling of charcoal. The flavour that a charcoal barbecue brings to the produce is hard to beat.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to nose wine, identify different flavours in beer or be able to impress your friends by showing off a knowledge of Scottish gins, then Taste of Grampian is the place you want to be.
Dornoch Castle Hotel is one of Sutherland’s landmark buildings and sits in a prime spot opposite the 17th-Century cathedral once at the centre of a media storm after pop singer Madonna – then at the height of her fame – and film director Guy Ritchie had their baby Rocco christened there 18 years ago.
Wine expert Susy Atkins is on a mission – and the message she wants to get across is that wine is not stuffy, but something everyone can have some knowledge of and talk confidently about.
Some 19 years ago, Taste of Grampian started out as a small event designed to stimulate the local food and drink sector.