Food & drink

Very lovely Fife company hopes to have sweet success

The very first Very Lovely Sauce came about after a Sunday lunch with friends when Michelle Wilkinson found herself having to conjure up an impromptu dessert. She delved into the freezer for vanilla ice cream and confidently pimped it to an acceptable culinary level by whipping up a batch of sea-salted caramel sauce as topping. It was hailed by all as very lovely indeed – and she decided from that

Track down the Crepe Shack at Tentsmuir Forest

Tentsmuir Forest, backed by a stunning expanse of beach popular with seals, is one of the most attractive places to walk in Fife. Now its appeal is enhanced still further by the prospect of a mouth watering, freshly cooked crepe at the end of your ramble.  The Crepe Shack is a mobile creperie offering a tasty range of sweet and savoury toppings, hot and freshly made in the heart of the

Ciao Italia Wine and Pasta Party, Dunfermline

  Dunfermline Italian restaurant Ciao Italia is celebrating Italy’s pasta heritage throughout March, with the launch of its ‘pasta festa’ or ‘pasta party’. The first pasta party is tonight (Friday 3 March) between 5 and 6.30pm. There will be a choice of eight different pasta dishes, of which diners will choose four to enjoy. Each dish will be introduced to them by Ciao Italia’s Sommelier Michele Cassano, whom together with

The Ship Inn, Elie Fife

The Ship Inn, Elie, Fife Graham and Rachel Bucknell, owners of the Fife pub, The Ship Inn in Elie have been busy since they bought the business back in 2015. They renovated six bedrooms and refurbished the pub. Replacing the traditional bar with a more modern look may have had detractors amongst the regulars but hopefully they have been won over by a standard of food that boasts some of

A Scottish/Portuguese alliance at Garvock House Hotel Dunfermline

There are many occasions when the latest hipster bar or restaurant is not what you need.  The special celebrations that punctuate people’s lives, such as engagements, christenings or anniversaries, or even just a family get together -when grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles and children are invited  – would be an acoustic disaster in the hard surfaces of industrial chic. Carpet, curtains and comfort are what’s required. Not to mention space, upholstered

Wine, not roses, for Valentine’s Day

Wine is the best present on Valentine’s Day…writes our guest wine correspondent, Paul Rudge from Reuben’s Wine Store It’s getting close to that first ‘Occasion’ of the year, the one that men squirm and dither over, the one that women wait with baited breath for in the hope their loved one will remember. Yes Valentines Day will soon be upon us. Whether you’re a genuine romantic or merely find yourself

Krooz Cafe – your local barista on the go

Krooz Cafe was set up in 2015 by husband and wife Rod and Michelle Cooper when Rod’s passion for all things Volkswagen saw him transform an empty T5 Transporter into what is now a mobile cafe selling top quality coffee and tea. Rod and barista Michelle’s choice of coffee bean is an Asian ‘Old Brown Java’ supplied by ‘The Bean Shop’ in Perth. The menu also features zuma hot chocolates and

Acoustic music & local Brew Shed beer, The Ship Inn, Limekilns

Acoustic Music at The Ship Inn, Limekilns, Fife this Sunday January blues? Here’s something to cheer you up. There will be acoustic music from 3pm, local Brew Shed Beer and food served from 12 noon until 7.30pm at The Ship Inn, Limekilns this Sunday, 29 January. Fans of chef Ian Cruikshank’s food will be quite excited by this news – normally food is served at lunchtime only. Call 01383 872247

Star of Angel’s Share, Charles Maclean hosts whisky tasting, Dunfermline

Charles Maclean, the whisky expert cast in Ken Loach’s movie Angel’s Share, is hosting a whisky tasting in Dunfermline. Charles is the author of ten books devoted to his favourite spirit, including the standard on whisky brands ‘Scotch Whisky’.  The Taste of Whisky is on at the Tiffany Lounge, Carnegie Hall on Saturday 4 February at 7pm. Tickets cost £19.50 (£16 concession) and are available from www.onfife.com or from any Fife

Naked Bakery Rosyth – gluten free, raw and vegan

Naked Bakery describes its products as ‘naughty but kind’. The Rosyth-based bakery’s mission is to produce not only beautiful looking vegan baked goods but ones that taste delicious too so that no matter your allergies, intolerances or diet choice, you don’t have to miss out on treating yourself. Products, which include cupcakes, muffins and doughnuts as well as special orders for wedding cakes and birthday treats, are all 100% Vegan and most can be