Archive for 'Old Course Hotel'
So, it’s nearly the end of 2012 and for me, it has been quite a year! My first full year at the Old Course Hotel and I have been thinking about all the great things that I have seen, done and tasted in the last 12 months. Firstly, and most fondly, was the wonderful trip [...]
Hello and welcome to Conference and Events, My name is Fiona and I am the Conference and Events Manager at the Old Course Hotel. I will be telling you a wee bit about Conference and Events through my blog and give you some tips on making your events wow factor but at same time stress [...]
Hello and welcome back to the wine blog! Training. Training. Training. Then practice, practice and more practice. For me that’s really the key to becoming good at anything and wine service is no different. This week I have been doing some pretty intensive training sessions with the team here at the hotel to give them [...]
Scotch Whisky: Uisge beatha: Water of Life = a distilled beer (no hops) Yes whisky is a distilled beer, the same as Cognac is a distilled wine and the same as Calvados is a distilled Cider. This is how it works: we need sugar, (cereal, fruits etc) we need yeast, (natural, distillers or brewers) we [...]
Hello and welcome to our latest update. We are at last having some great weather, longer days and everyone has that extra spring in their step! A great time for the farmers too as their produce starts to come into the ripening season so the markets have some great items to pick from. Scottish asparagus [...]
Posted: June 5th, 2012 under Recipes, Road Hole Restaurant.
Tags: Food Blog, Road Hole Restaurant, Road Hole Restaurant at the Old Course Hotel, Scottish Food Blog, Seasonal Scottish produce, Simon Whitley Old Course Hotel
Hello foodies! Summer is almost upon us! We’re now into the second week of the British asparagus season which in fact is a very short season lasting only six weeks. Traditionally the season starts on the 1st of May however this year it started a little early as the fantastic weather we have had throughout [...]
Last night in the Road Hole Restaurant we held a fabulous evening of food and Champagnes. The menu, created by our own Chef Ross Marshall, worked beautifully with a range amazing wines from Champagne Laurent-Perrier. It was brilliant to see so many regulars returning to one of our wine dinners, many in attendance being locals [...]
This week I went to Daftmill Distillery in Fife where i meet with Francis Cuthbert, farmer, distiller and a great chap. Viv from Fife Food Network set up the meeting. A visit to one of Scotland newest distilling enterprises, I had expected to see something simple and perhaps not very professional to be honest, perhaps [...]
A few days ago I met with Drew Mackenzie Smith the Owner of the Lindores Abbey, where it is said a monk became famous for being named on the oldest recording for whisky in Scotland in the Scottish exchequer roll of Edinburgh: “eight bolls of malt for Friar John Cor wherewith to make Aquavitea” was [...]
Hello I hope this blog finds everyone in good spirits and glad to see the back of January. We have been busy at the Old Course Hotel planning for the coming year, finalizing the menus and planning our recruitment evening on the 9th February 2012 if you would like to join us. During our planning [...]