Food & drink

Japanese garden, Dollar inspires Culross exhibition

An exhibition inspired by the Japanese Garden at Cowden near Dollar has opened at the Greengate Gallery in Culross. The series of paintings are by local artist Janice Headrick (pictured left) and complement a collection of silver jewellery created by Greengate Gallery owner, Lindsay Marchant (pictured right). Lindsay’s jewellery is inspired by the oriental lily pad, synonymous with Japanese garden design. Lindsay said: ‘In 1908, two women, Taki Handa and

Win a table for four at award-winning Dunfermline eatery Dhoom!

Dhoom, the award winning Indian street food restaurant and bar in Dunfermline’s New Row recently celebrated its first birthday with a party for customers, family and friends. A special birthday cake was cut by owner Dhaneshwar Prasad and Indian drummers and dancers added to the lively festivities. Now, to add to the occasion, we are delighted to share with our readers the opportunity to win a table for four at

St Andrews Charity Polo Tournament in Perthshire, 27 April

Scotland may not be the first country that springs to mind when you think of polo but students from St Andrews University were undeterred. Since beginning their small, university-level event in 2014, the Tournament has now grown and this is the first year that the tournament is hosting international teams.  As well as teams from all over the UK, there are teams from Australia and the United States playing in

Cocktails and Indian street food at Dhoom, Dunfermline’s new Indian restaurant

Dhoom, the new ‘streetery’ serving cocktails and Indian food opens in Dunfermline on Wednesday 17 October 2018. Launched by D. Prasad, who also opened an Indian restaurant called Handi in Glenrothes just over a year ago, the Dunfermline restaurant is initially serving a taster menu before launching the full a la carte menu in several weeks.  Research for the menu was undertaken by the owner after spending time travelling around

Competition Time: Win a meal at Ziggys, St Andrews

WIN A MEAL AT ZIGGYS – A ST ANDREWS LEGEND! Win a meal for 4 to the value of £100 with Avocado Sweet as Ziggys, one of St Andrews longest established independent restaurants, celebrates its 35th Birthday! Situated in Murray Place, Ziggys is a Rock themed diner (with more than a nod to Ziggy Stardust himself, David Bowie) which is home to gourmet burgers, ribs, wings and nachos – plus

Pop up Gin Bar, Old Town Barber Club: Launch of ’20 by Maygate Gin’

Twenty years on from opening Hope, their hair salon in Dunfermline’s Maygate, owners Brian and Debbie Jobson have created their very own gin, called ’20 by Maygate Gin’.  This weekend the couple are hosting a speak-easy pop up gin event in their second salon, the stylish Old Town Barber Club. Brian said:’The original batch of 120 bottles sold out in only four hours so we have obtained an occasional license

Dunfermline’s Food and Craft Weekend, 5 & 6 May

Know your Columbian from your Costa Rican? Coffee …that is. Cafe Wynd, along with Unorthodox Roasters, will be giving you the low down at their coffee tasting at 5pm this Saturday 5 May, as part of Dunfermline Food & Craft Weekend. Prefer bubbles to Bolivian? Head for the prosecco van in the Kingsgate by local company, Dapper Drinks. For the craft part of the Food & Craft Weekend –  art

Cafe Wynd Opens in Dunfermline

Stewart, 34 and Lynva Forrest, 33, have just opened a new cafe in Dunfermline called Cafe Wynd. After years spent studying a degree in film, and roles in location management, for productions such as Outlander, Stewart is returning to a former life in the cafe and restaurant business. Previous stints in the catering business included cooking for the boutique hotel restaurant, No 11 Brunswick Street, Edinburgh, and for Harvey Nichols

Win a meal for four at Basil, new Indian restaurant, Dunfermline

Basil, a new Indian restaurant, which recently opened in Dunfermline‘s Carnegie Drive is offering Avocado Sweet readers a meal for 4, up to the value of £100, as a competition prize. No restaurant opening would be complete without Sammy the Tammy, pictured above, with owner, Ram and DAFC captain, Callum Morris. Basil, is owned and run by Parsuram Sigdel, or Ram, who readers may remember from Ashiqs, an Indian restaurant in Bridge

Smashburger Dunfermline Opens

Smashburger opened its doors in Dunfermline in early December 2017 – it’s the company’s second branch in Scotland – following closely on their first Scottish outpost in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. The chain may be new to Scotland’s burger scene but the company has seen a rapid expansion in the United States since the first restaurant opened in 2007 in Denver, Colorado. Indeed, the fashionable industrial interior tells us that it’s