Foodies are in for a real tasty treat in Glasgow this summer, when the Merchant City is transformed into the setting for an exciting programme of culinary events.
The first event, Glasgow Harvest, is sure to get your taste buds buzzing, with pop-up cooking stalls, food growing workshops and free tastings, as well as music from local band Yuptae.
Taking place at Greyfriar’s Garden venue in Shuttle Street July 28, the day is free to attend. The event runs from 12-4pm. Call 0141 433 2722 or email email@example.com to find out more.
The next day, Merchant City restaurant Café Cossachok is staging a rather unique ticketed over-18s event called Food Tells A Story, which sees 12 Glasgow women – who originally hail from countries all over the world including Pakistan and Turkey - storm the kitchen to whip up recipes passed down to them through the generations, by their mothers and grandmothers.
This unique four-course meal will be served up by the women who made it, with each dish ripe with cultural history. Diners can also enjoy live music from Koshka, who will be playing a heady cocktail of gypsy tunes from all over the world.
Tickets for the event are £25, which includes a four-course set meal and two drinks. Bookings can be made through the restaurant on 0141 553 0733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are also available through the Trongate 103 reception desk on 0141 276 8380.
The two food events are being staged as part of The Hidden Garden’s Culture Kitchen programme, which sees an exciting array of participatory foodie events taking place in the run-up to Glasgow 2014.
Over the next couple of years there will be loads of exciting events that explore the relationship between food, culture, and geographical setting.