Our favourite food and drink events happening at Edinburgh Festivals 2017

Our favourite food and drink events happening at Edinburgh Festivals 2017

Dram & Smoke: The Campfire Feasts

Including afternoon tea with Tom Kitchin, Campfire Feasts and a raucous gin cabaret

Food frustrations in Edinburgh during August are a thing of the past. No longer are we forced to queue for the few food vendors around the city, only to be served a sloppy burger when we reach the front of the line. Now, there's fierce competition between street food producers to get a space in the heart of the festival action, and diners have a range of cuisines to choose from.

We've also seen an increasing number of pop up food events over the years, as well as comedy and theatre shows that are dedicated entirely to food and drink. Here are some events to look out for this year if you're constantly thinking about your next meal.

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Tom Kitchin
The Edinburgh-born celebrity chef and youngest winner of a Michelin star discusses how best to work with meat and game. Kitchin will offer advice on how to cook and prepare partridge and venison while giving tips on simple roasts and salads.
Tom Kitchin, Charlotte Square Gardens, Thu 24 Aug

Afternoon Tea with Yasmin Khan
British-Iranian food journalist and human rights campaigner talks about her Persian roots and how they helped inspire her recipe book, The Saffron Tales. Khan shares stories from her journey across Iran and reveals how the experience helped develop her cookery classes and pop-up supper clubs back home.
Afternoon Tea with Yasmin Khan, Charlotte Square Gardens, Tue 22 Aug

Afternoon Tea with Davy Zyw
Davy Zyw started his career working for the Roux brothers as their youngest British wine waiter. Since then, he's climbed the ranks and is now a well respected wine buyer and author of I Love Champagne. Enjoy afternoon tea while Zyw highlights some of the finest wines going.
Afternoon Tea with Davy Zyw, Charlotte Square Gardens, Sat 19 Aug

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Eating House at the Meeting House
Edinburgh Food Studio's Ben Reade and Ian Wilson of Susie's Diner are serving simple and affordable vegetarian dishes from their pop-up at The Meeting House this August. Using foraged herbs, seasonal local vegetables and other organic ingredients, they're offering veg bowls, soup, freshly baked cakes and coffee to the festival goers craving something healthy.
Eating House at the Meeting House, Quaker Meeting House, Fri 4–Thu 31 Aug

Dram & Smoke
Edinburgh natives Paul Ross and Nick Fulton return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe after a sold out run last year. This time, they're offering two unique dining experiences: The Campfire Feasts and The Campfire Cocktails Experience. They'll be working closely with Talisker to celebrate whisky from the oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye.
The Campfire Feasts, The Biscuit Factory, Fri 4–Sun 27 Aug. The Campfire Cocktails Experience The Biscuit Factory, Sat 5–Sun 27 Aug

Viva Napoli! Dinner and Show
Enjoy a three course Neapolitan meal in Valvona and Crolla while Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band perform live on stage. Featuring love songs from Torna a Surriento, Roberto Murolo, Renato Carosone and more.
Viva Napoli! Dinner and Show, Valvona & Crolla VinCaffe Ristorante, Sun 13, Sun 20 & Sun 27 Aug

Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin
An Australian theatrical cabaret in partnership with Four Pillars Gin and The Ginstress. A raucous journey through the history of gin, telling tales of New York speakeasies, the Australian Bush and Peruvian jungles. Guests receive a complimentary Four Pillars G&T to enjoy while watching the show.
Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin, Rose Theatre, Wed 2–Sun 27 Aug

Other Events

Paolozzi @ The Arches
Edinburgh Beer Factory's Paolozzi Lager are setting up camp in the Waverley Arches this August. To keep us hydrated, they've invited along Stockbridge's Smith and Gertrude and the Cocktail Kitchen as well as food stalls from The Pitt. To pay homage to Eduardo Paolozzi's many influences, there will also be art displays to browse and they've got the Rag and Bone Barber Shop on hand to sort your hair if you really let things go for the month.
Paolozzi @ The Arches, New Waverley Arches, Tue 8–Mon 28 Aug

Toasted Radish Supper Club
The popular Edinburgh supper club, Toasted Radish pop up for one night during the Edinburgh Festival to celebrate the work of the greatest fictional crime sleuth, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Canapés are served before a three course meal, coffee and petit fours.
Toasted Radish Supper Club, The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, Sat 12 Aug

Eteaket's Brew-tastic Show
Eteaket aren't giving too much away about their festival show, but expect tea facts, tea fiction, singing and a tour of the shop from Eteaket's tea professor.
Eteaket' Brew-tastic Show, Eteaket Rose Street, Aug Thu 3–Sun 27 Aug

Win a pair of VIP tickets to Cocktails in the City and a year's supply of Cocktails

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Dram & Smoke: The Campfire Cocktails Experience

Dram & Smoke Take a journey to a woodland campfire hideaway within the unique setting of a former biscuit factory. During this interactive masterclass you’ll be tutored on the ins and outs of creating great cocktails, roll up your sleeves to put what you learn into practice and enjoy the fruits of your libation…

Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin

Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood ★★★★★ (Time Out, Sydney). Nominated Best Cabaret: Fringe World Festival, Best Writing: Green Room Awards. Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself among sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret. A raucous journey through the history of gin, that is 'not…

Toasted Radish Supper Club

Toasted Radish pop up for one night during the Edinburgh Festival to celebrate the work of the greatest fictional crime sleuth, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Dram & Smoke: The Campfire Feasts Pop-Up

Dram & Smoke Scran, bevvy, general flumgummerie. A Scottish pop-up dining event in a former biscuit factory. The experience draws on the flavours and nostalgia of an adventure by the campfire, where the culinary wonders of a fleeting Scottish summertime are celebrated. The ticket includes a welcome cocktail…

Tom Kitchin

Scotland’s youngest recipient of a Michelin star is also a TV regular, cropping up on Saturday Kitchen and The Great British Menu. For this event, Tom Kitchin turns his full attention towards meat and game, offering advice on how to get the best out of a plate when the stars are the likes of partridge and venison. He also…

Afternoon Tea with Davy Zyw

Davy Zyw certainly knows his way around a champagne cork. As the youngest British wine waiter to work for the Roux brothers, he’s risen through the ranks to become an expert who appeals to both the connoisseur and casual drinker. Join him to hear about the finest wines from the famous champagne houses and the top tipples…

Afternoon Tea with Yasmin Khan

Join British-Iranian food writer and human rights campaigner Yasmin Khan for a tasty British afternoon tea (included in the ticket price) as she dips into her Persian pantry for the culinary inspiration which has resulted in The Saffron Tales. Khan tells of her journey across Iran in hot pursuit of the country's most…

Paolozzi at The Arches

A pop-up from the Edinburgh Beer Factory.

Eating House at the Meeting House

Edinburgh Food Studio’s Ben Reade and Ian Wilson of Susie’s Diner are serving simple and affordable vegetarian dishes from their pop-up at The Meeting House this August. Using foraged herbs, seasonal local vegetables and other organic ingredients, they’re offering veg bowls, soup, freshly baked cakes and coffee to the…

Eteaket’s Brew-tastic Show

Eteaket aren’t giving too much away about their festival show, but expect tea facts, tea fiction, singing and a tour of the shop from Eteaket’s tea professor.

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