Seasons change and so the weekly ritual of sipping booze and devouring picnics outside once more become a figment of the imagination. Stop moping — all the food-related fun kicks off in autumn. The colors of Scotland during this time are an artist’s inspiration, just as the produce is a chef’s dream, too. From wholesome hearty dishes and decadent sips to tasty light bites, discover the best autumn foodie treats to find in Edinburgh.
Whet The Appetite With The Autumnal Menu At The Kitchin
Foodie or not, embark on a dreamy culinary experience and epic ‘nature to plate’ feast at The Kitchin. The a la carte autumn menu features mouthwatering seasonal bites. Why not opt for the fresh scallops hand-dived from Orkney or the oysters from the Isle of Cumbrae? Alternatively, choose from terrine of game from the Borders, rabbit from Pathhead, roasted red-legged partridge from Perthshire, Highland lamb, or even the abundance of berry infused desserts from Blacketyside Farm. Those who like the full works (and then some) should indulge in the mouth-watering option of the ‘Sample Celebration Of The Season’ set menu, which contains the chef’s top autumnal picks.
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Gravitate for a convivial shot of caffeine and a pumpkin and ricotta muffin at Burr & Co, a delightful coffee shop on George Street. Made from ethically sourced beans, the coffee is on point and freshly roasted each week — the George Street Blend is a must-try for the delicious hints of chocolate and berries. From the grilled Ayrshire bacon roll and Jasper grilled broccoli to the spinach and pine nut tart, jumbo oats porridge, and Stornoway sausage roll, any food item on the menu acts as the perfect autumn foodie delight. Catch on to the piping hot seasonal liquid and lap up the ironbank pumpkin or the cauliflower and stilton soups, both served with Isle of Mull bannock.
A trip to Cuckoo’s will make any foodie cupcake crazy. Satisfy the cravings common to autumn and make it your mission to indulge in the carrot cupcake. Be warned — it is incredibly more-ish and utterly divine. The sticky toffee pudding is another one known to please, too. Those who delight in surprises should opt for the ever changing mystery cupcake option — like a box of chocolates, you never quite know what you’re going to get! Once more, the Halloween cupcakes are less spooky and more spectacular, especially the trick or treat toffee apple that comes complete with a pumpkin decoration.
Say Cheers To Scotland’s Larder With Stovies And Haggis At Amber
Restaurant, Bar, British, $$$
Amber offers whisky expertise along with Scottish fayre in a former school | Courtesy of Amber
Head to Amber — the restaurant that goes hand in hand with the Scotch Whisky Experience — and taste the best seasonal delights, with a dram of course. From scrumptious rosemary roast potatoes and mountains of creamed chive mash to lamb stovies and Cullen skink, the portions warm the soul and will leave you beyond satisfied. Although not recommended as one of your five a day fruit and veggie doses, top it off with a tasty apple and plum crumble with salted caramel ice cream or sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce; you will be jumping with joy that summer is over.
Have A Gander In Earthy And Look For Pumpkin Themed Treats
Having a changing of the seasons party or simply feel like canceling out the cooler days with a culinary treat? Earthy is a dreamland of seasonal sweets, produce and decorations. From pumpkin flavored spiced soups and other hearty vegetable options to holiday themed cookies filled with chocolate, and all the yummy things in between, strolling through this wholesome store and eatery is a must for any food fanatic.