Food & drink

Handi, new Indian restaurant for Glenrothes

If you’ve been a fan of the Khushis chain you might recognise the modest, quietly spoken man, Dhaneshwar Prasad, who has branched out and opened his own restaurant, Handi, a new Indian restaurant in Glenrothes. With 27 years industry experience, including the launch of seven restaurants while he was with Khushis, Prasad has a clear vision for Handi, named after the special pot which is traditionally used to cook curries.

The Cheesy Toast Shack, Kingsbarns beach, nr St Andrews

It’s a long way to go to sell a toastie but the Cheesy Toast Shack, which is usually pitched on Kingsbarns Beach, near St Andrews, is off to Glastonbury.  The shack will be on the beach for a week beginning 10 June before joining Stormzy and Radiohead at Pilton. In the meantime they’ve been at Montrose Festival, DUSA Street party in Dundee and the open day at Leuchars. Appearing at

MHOR Festival 26-28 May 2017

Less than an hour’s drive from Fife is the MHOR Festival which runs this weekend from Friday 26 May to 28 May. Hosted by the very affable Tom Lewis on the land next to one of his two hotels, Monachyle Mhor, the Festival is a mix of very good food, live music, and theatre. The Friday night feast is five courses by five chefs including Chef of the Year, Lorna

Heaven Scent Cafe at Dunfermline Carnegie Library Galleries

Here’s a sneak preview of the cakes on offer at the new Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries which opens to the public today, 18 May. The brioche buns (pictured below) are delicious and there’s a good selection of vegan and gluten free cakes. Heaven Scent, who already have a successful cafe in Milnathort and run the catering at Knockhill, won the tender to provide the cafe in the new award-winning

German beer tasting at Auchterarder deli

The Auchterarder deli, Corbie & Cheip is hosting a German beer tasting event on Wednesday 17 May from 5.30pm.  Owner Anne Schaeflein and her husband Max Schaeflien probably know a thing or two about German beer. Although they have lived in Scotland for the last 10 years, both are originally from Germany, and, the Perthshire deli reflects both nationalities; the local Scottish produce is complemented by the best of German

Antioch: new Turkish restaurant for Dunfermline

If you’ve had to shorten the sleeves on a jacket or put braid on a blazer and you live near Dunfermline, then chances are you’ll recognise Nihat Oymak, the owner of the new Turkish restaurant. For the past 10 years he has been running the tailors, Ace Alterations – currently based in Eastport.  Swapping bobbins for Turkish beer and wine, Nihat is also keen to ensure the food cooked on

First class service from new Aberdour Post @ Pantry

At a time when much larger Dunfermline struggles to sustain interesting independent shops and nearby Burntisland is in the process of replacing its pet store with a vape shop, Aberdour seems to be on a roll with an impressive array of unique, high quality outlets. Joining the new Aberdour Bakery, the well established MacTaggarts Deli and a selection of vintage and interiors shops, is a new, innovative post office/deli combo

COMPETITION: Win a meal for four at Ciao Italia, Dunfermline!

Ciao Italia, Dunfermline’s Italian Restaurant ‘Per I  Buongustai’ (for the gourmet) has launched a new Thursday night steak night, and a new set lunch menu. We have two tables of four to give away to Avocado Sweet readers, one for the steak night and one for the set lunch menu, served Monday to Friday and offering dishes such as risotto, sea bass and tagliatelle with salmon. The steak night is

New Campbells bake school in Crieff

With seven generations of baking heritage to draw on Campbells in Crieff is starting a bake school. Established in 1830, Campbells is one of Scotland’s oldest bakeries. headed up by seventh generation award winning baker Iain Campbell and his wife Ailsa, a graphic designer. The school will offer a series of three and a half hour long tuition sessions on Saturday afternoons with Iain at the helm, covering traditional sweet

Whisky and Cheese tasting, FSC Dunfermline

Fire Station Creative will host their first whisky and cheese tasting on Saturday 25 March. The tasting is being run by kaskwhisky.com and tickets, which cost £25 can be ordered on their site Saturday 25th March 2017, 7:30pm Fire Station Creative, Carnegie Drive, Dunfermline. KY12 7AN