It all started with July’s RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park – a highlight in any gardener’s calendar. Here we worked with family company, RR. Spink & Sons, who travelled down from Arbroath to sample their hand-prepared smoked fish, including the rather delicious Loch Etive trout.
August saw us set up shop at Edinburgh for the Foodie’s Festival where trout was being celebrated by many chefs including Scottish chef Graeme Pallister. His recipe for pan-fried rainbow trout with rosemary, lemon and garlic and a sorrel cream sauce – which he shared with the Edinburgh Evening News – shows just why trout deserves a place on any good menu.
The summer fun was rounded off last month at Jamie Oliver’s The Big Feastival. Amongst the festival’s 30,000-strong crowd was Valentine Warner, just one of the well-known faces to visit our stall. Whilst our delicious trout fillets were being BBQ’d to perfection he gamely modelled one of our T-shirts. Nigel Haworth also popped by to show off his black pudding and pink trout creation. We wonder if he got any inspiration for future dishes at our stand?