Two Aberdeen chefs will showcase a selection of delicious desserts at this year’s Taste of Grampian.
The Chester Hotel’s head chef Kevin Dalgleish, who has starred at the north-east’s biggest food and drink festival before, said he was keen to participate in a “new way” for this year’s event.
It will take place via an online interactive platform from Friday to Sunday September 18-20.
Mr Dalgleish said: “This is certainly the year if the world is going virtual, so it makes sense for Taste of Grampian to become a virtual event – for one thing it opens up the audience from a predominately local one to a potentially global one.”
The talented chef will show foodies how to prepare one of his favourite dishes from the hotel’s new summer menu.
He said: “I’m preparing a dish from the summer menu – an individual peach melba pavlova – which looks stunning, is full of summer freshness and flavours and which can be made at home.”
Co-owner of popular Aberdeen-based family-run patisserie Almondine, Jenny Williamson, will also take part in the virtual event, which is run in association with Quality Meat Scotland.
She thinks hosting the festival virtually this year is important because it is a reminder the hospitality industry is still “very much alive”.
Ms Williamson added: “It is also a great way of celebrating what the north-east has to offer.
“Aberdeen has a such a diverse and exciting choice of food businesses so it’s great to have the chance to showcase what we are most passionate about – patisserie.
“I will be making lemon meringue eclairs – these are one of my favourites!
“I’ll be showing you how to make choux pastry, a lemon cream filling and some Italian meringue and will go through each step so that you can recreate them at home.”
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