Biadh an Dè an-Diugh: “Yesterday’s Fare Today”
Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th of July
This summer, as part of the Year of Food & Drink, An Lanntair will celebrate the culinary culture and history of the Isle of Lewis.
The fèill (festival) will bring local chefs, producers, writers, musicians and the community together in an eye-opening and mouth-watering programme of events.
On Friday evening, there will be a set restaurant menu with local celebrity chef Alasdair Macleod, who will talk diners through local delicacies and traditional desserts along with live entertainment from local musicians and a special drinks menu at the bar.
Seconds Out: Saturday will open with a true heavyweight contest: the Lanntair Open Duff-Off! The winner selected in a blind tasting by an expert panel. After which, the knives will be out - for butchery and fish-filleting demonstrations; how to poach an egg (or how to poach a deer or a salmon); how to salt herring; the black, bloody art of black pudding; the hidden depths of seaweed; what (or who) makes the perfect scone, the ideal oatcake?
There will be stalls, local producers, film-clips, music and debate ... all this and more.
Scotland’s Food Secretary Richard Lochhead said: “The An Lanntair food festival is the perfect opportunity for people on the Isle of Lewis to reconnect with food and culture. Scotland has a fantastic natural larder, that lends itself to some of the freshest, tastiest produce in the world and the Year of Food and Drink is the ideal platform for people to start rediscovering and appreciating what’s on their doorsteps.
“Eating local, in-season produce not only means you’re getting the freshest and best products, you’re also helping the local economy and giving a boost to hard working farmers and producers.”
If you have any ideas or want to be involved we want to hear from you. We would like to hear about your recipes, tips, tales, family favourites and traditions from your local area. If you have anything you would like to contribute please contact Roddy Murray at email@example.com
Fèill Biadh has received support as part of the Year of Food & Drink, an initiative delivered by VisitScotland. The Year of Food & Drink Scotland 2015 celebrates the country’s outstanding natural larder and produce. Enjoy brilliant moments packed with regional delights and discover the landscapes, people and culture that make our food heritage so unique. Come and experience it and taste the very best Scotland has to offer.
For more details please visit the website at www.lanntair.com