The Grampian Food Forum Dining Club took place at Raemoir House Hotel, near Banchory with 60 guests from the north east’s food and drink sector in attendance.
Raemoir House Hotel was awarded Scotland’s Country House Hotel of the Year 2011 and provides award-winning food (2 AA Rosettes).
The dining club is an initiative aimed at promoting greater use of local produce in the region’s hotel and restaurant menus.
It provides a forum for hoteliers, restaurateurs and chefs to meet with producers and suppliers to build relationships and explore opportunities to work more closely together.
Neil Rae owner of Raemoir House Hotel said: “I am delighted to be associated with the Grampian Food Forum and to welcome them to Raemoir where we have the opportunity to showcase Grampian’s larder.
“There is a lot of cooking talent to be found across the North east of Scotland and Raemoir has, in our short time here so far, been recognised in various ways of having its share.
“This combined with the abundant supply of quality produce available locally ensures that we, along with many other hotels and restaurants, should all be proud of keeping the city and shire firmly on the culinary map.”
Guest speaker for the evening was Richard Barclay who owns and manages the Rannoch Smokery a family business which was started in the 80’s by his parents.
The next Grampian Food Forum Dining Club will take place in September. For information on all forum activity, please see www.grampianfoodforum.co.uk