Youth Food Week 2008 —
The Balmoral’s number one restaurant — the first in Edinburgh to receive a Michelin star — has teamed up with The Kitchin and Restaurant Martin Wishart to create Youth Food Week—Michelin dining geared for the young people of Edinburgh. (I wish this great concept would come to the States!)
Taking place 14-18 October, the event offers a younger market the chance to experience Michelin-starred dining at the leading restaurants in the city. From just Â£21.50 (lunch at The Kitchin and Martin Wishart) and Â£27.50 (dinner at number one), 18-25 year olds can sample a three-course menu with accompanying wines, created by each of the participating restaurants and designed to specifically tickle their tastebuds.
number one’s Jeff Bland says: “The idea for Youth Food Week came about because we wanted to address the growing concerns regarding the lack of young Scottish talent joining the restaurant industry. Our aim is to help educate young people on the excellent local produce that is growing on their doorstep. Our suppliers have been extremely supportive in the project and together we hope to educate their palates and bring a unique dining experience to some young adults.”