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About Flavour Fortnight Flavour Fortnight is funded by Dumfries & Galloway Council and EventScotland. All the events and activities in Flavour Fortnight are organised by the stated individual businesses. If you have questions about any event in Flavour Fortnight please contact the organiser on the details provided. The Flavour Fortnight programme of events is a marketing initiative led by Savour the Flavours. Whilst every effort has been made by Savour the Flavours to ensure the quality of the events programme, individual events are the responsibility of each participating business. All event details are believed to be correct at the time of going to print. Any changes or updates to the published programme will be noted on www.flavourfortnight.co.uk and on social media feeds. Photos: Reproduced with kind permission of Savour the Flavours and participating businesses.

Flavour Fortnight 2012 is funded by Dumfries & Galloway Council and the South of Scotland Business Competitiveness Project.

EventScotland is working to make Scotland one of the world’s leading event destinations by developing an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events.

About Savour the Flavours Savour the Flavours champions Dumfries & Galloway food and drink. It is funded by LEADER and Dumfries & Galloway Council and it welcomes membership from businesses who produce, use or sell Dumfries & Galloway food and drink. Visit www.savourtheflavours.co.uk

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Sweeping across Dumfries & Galloway in late summer, Flavour Fortnight is a delicious celebration of local food and drink. Visit www.flavourfortnight.co.uk to search listings by date and to shortlist your favourites, and follow Savour the Flavours on Facebook and Twitter for updates, news and behind the scenes info about Flavour Fortnight 2012.

Experiences

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A diverse range of unique foodie events, from farm tours to brewery tours, chocolate making to bread making, wild food foraging to chef masterclasses. Tuck into Flavour Fortnight and savour a wide variety of tasty experiences.

Markets

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Discover Dumfries & Galloway’s thriving network of farmers’ and community markets. Meet the people behind some of Dumfries & Galloway’s artisan produce at markets across the region, a great way to discover and sample some of the smaller producers in our region.

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Make sure your meals are filled with local flavours with these special dining events and menus. For many D&G chefs showcasing fantastic local produce is an everyday passion, whilst others are adding something extra during Flavour Fortnight to make your dining extra memorable.

Accommodation 36 If you’re travelling to Dumfries & Galloway these hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs are all passionate about using local produce, and many of them have added extra delicious treats especially for Flavour Fortnight.

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Experiences

Lochinch Castle Food and Drink Festival

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2nd September, 10am-4pm Lochinch Castle Lochinch Castle, Stranraer DG9 8RT T: 01776 702024 E: marketing@castlekennedygardens.co.uk ÂŁ2 per adult, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

This annual Food and Drink Festival is being held at Lochinch Castle as part of Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight and Flavour Fortnight. There will be a wide range of stalls from local producers featuring the best from the region including home baking, cakes, pork, bacon, beef, cheeses, real ales, jams and chutneys, fruit and vegetables. The Lochinch Castle Food and Drink Festival will include product tastings and samples, as well as local food and drink demonstrations. Directions: 3 miles east of Stranraer, through large gates opposite the turning to Inch Church.


Beer & Music Festival

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7th - 9th September, from 12noon House o’Hill Hotel Bargrennan, Newton Stewart DG8 6RN T: 01671 840243 E: enquiries@houseohill.co.uk Various prices, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

The third of House o’ Hill’s Beer & Music Festivals, featuring up to 20 Scottish real ales, including Sulwath Brewers. Live music and bands will be playing throughout the weekend and a delicious Hog Roast and homemade food will be on offer. There will be regular bar service and local camping available. Join in the fun, bring along your instruments and vocal chords and “Let’s Rock the Hoose” on the Sunday afternoon for an open mike/music session. Directions: On bus route 359 from Girvan to Newton Stewart, check website for directions: www.houseohill.co.uk

Cooking for Health & Vitality

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Fish Night at Penninghame House

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4th September, 6.30pm

7th September, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Penninghame House Cooking School

Penninghame House Cooking School

Penninghame House, Newton Stewart DG8 6RD

Penninghame House, Newton Stewart DG8 6RD

T: 01671 401414

T: 01671 401414

E: info@penninghame.org

E: info@penninghame.org

£35, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

£35, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

Under the expert tuition of Penninghame’s chefs you will discover how to get the most out of fresh, simple, wholesome ingredients and ways to really bring your meals to life. You’ll learn how foods can help to improve your health and quality of life and you’ll create exciting, vibrant food that’s as pleasing to the taste buds and eyes, as it is nourishing for the body and mind. The Penninghame kitchen uses as much local produce as possible with much of the fresh fruit and vegetables coming straight from the estate’s own organic walled garden.

Penninghame House Cooking School is being joined by Wyllie McCulloch of Ferry Fish for an evening celebrating fish and shellfish. Wyllie will be showing what to look for when buying fish, how to tell if it’s fresh, how to fillet and how to make a fish stock. You will get the chance to try filleting before watching one of the Penninghame chefs demonstrate how to make delicious dishes from the fish and shellfish. Then it will be your turn for some hands-on cooking! When the cooking is finished you’ll eat what you’ve cooked, relaxing with a glass of wine in the dining room. Fish Night costs £35 per person. Booking is essential.

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Deli Day, Meaty Mains & Sweet Treats

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Ewe & Douglas at the Mill 6 27th August, 2pm-4pm, 6th September, 6.30pm-8.30pm

25th August, 1st & 8th September, 10.30am-1pm

Galloway Farmhouse Cheese

John D Owen & Son

Millairies, Sorbie, Newton Stewart DG8 8AL

47 Victoria Street, Newton Stewart DG8 6NL

T: 01988 850224

T: 01671 402666

E: alan.brown165@btconnect.com

E: owenyolanda@aol.com

£5 per person, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

Free, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Each Saturday during Flavour Fortnight the team at John D Owen & Son will be putting togther 3 course meals in stages - starters the first weekend, mains the second and then desserts. Deli Day on the 25th August will show you some easy ways to use local produce to create an antipasti platter using produce from the likes of Marrbury Smokehouse and Galloway Farmhouse Cheese. Meaty Mains on 1st September will introduce you to exceptional local meats, such as saltmarsh lamb, black spot pork and local beef. As well as recipe ideas you can try some of John D Owen’s chef-made ready meals, created using local meats. Sweet Treats on 8th September will round off your 3 week, 3 course menu with ideas for using local produce to create delicious desserts, such as meringues made from local eggs.

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Douglas Lisi of L’Aperitif in Stranraer travels to the home of Galloway Farmhouse Cheese for two demonstration events in the newly converted Mill. Galloway Farmhouse Cheese produce an award winning range of cheeses with organic milk from their flock of dairy sheep, as well as goat’s milk cheeses and organic cow’s milk cheese. The cheeses will play a central role in Douglas’ demonstration menus, along with a selection of other local produce. On Monday 27th August the demonstrated dishes will have a distinctly sweet flavour, while the evening event on 6th September will have a more savoury slant. You’ll be warmly welcomed into the Mill with platters of cheese and local nibbles and a glass of wine in relaxed surroundings before Douglas cooks up a wide selection of easy-to-prepare recipes which you will be invited to taste. All profits from the events will go to charity. Directions: from Galloway Granite outside Sorbie village follow the From Ewe to You signs.


Slow Food Day 8 & Wild Food Beach Party Saturday 1st September Galloway Wild Foods Carrick Shore, Knockbrex, Near Borgue E: mark@gallowaywildfoods.com Free, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

The Smoking Process

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25th and 28th August, 8th September, 10am-4pm Galloway Smokehouse Carsluith, Newton Stewart DG8 7DN T: 01671 820354 E: allan@gallowaysmokehouse.co.uk Free, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Allan Watson will take you through the smoking process, from the fresh seafood caught by Allan each morning to the gentle smouldering of whisky cask sawdust. Allan will explain how his daily catch is prepared, salted and smoked, and he’ll explain the differences between mass-produced smoked foods and the traditional methods that imbue the produce with such wonderful flavour. Galloway Smokehouse is open throughout Flavour Fortnight from 9am5.30pm Monday to Saturday, 10am-4pm on Sundays.

Come and forage in Galloway, then join expert forager Mark Williams of Galloway Wild Foods and lots of friends for a party on our beautiful, bountiful coast. Great wild food, like-minded people, live music and foraged tipples. Round up your friends and family then come and explore and meet some lovely people! Like-minded people from across Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, Britain and further afield are encouraged to come and explore, share food, exchange information and party together, enjoying a great night in a beautiful spot with lovely people. This is not a teaching event. It is intended as a chance for foragers from ‘novice’ to ‘expert’ to spend a day independently exploring Galloway, gathering fungi, plants and shellfish as they go. You can ‘forage’ in some of the region’s fantastic food shops too if you want, and bring whatever interesting ingredients take your fancy. Then meet up at Carrick shore from around 5pm to build a fire, share food and have a party. Galloway Wild Foods is proposing a beautiful spot suitable for paddling, swimming and gathering plants and shellfish, timed for a low tide. Please note, the precise location may need to be altered, but all updates will be posted on the Galloway Wild Foods website beforehand. Bring: food (foraged or otherwise), equipment or know-how with which to cook it, drink, chat, instruments, stories etc that you are prepared to share. Contact Galloway Wild Foods for advice on interesting places to forage, how to get here and where to stay. Check www.gallowaywildfoods.com for updates.

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Ice Cream Experience

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Daily, 1.30pm - 2.30pm Cream o’ Galloway Rainton Farm, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2DR T: 01557 814040 E: helen@creamogalloway.co.uk £6.50 per person (includes entry to Visitor Centre), booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

One of Cream o’ Galloway’s popular events that runs every day throughout the season. The Ice Cream Experience gives you the opportunity to taste ten of Cream o’ Galloway’s 30 ice cream flavours. During the tasting you will hear how the luxury ice-cream is produced, how flavours are created and why Cream o’ Galloway’s peppermint choc-chip isn’t green. From the viewing gallery overlooking the production area you’ll see the equipment used and learn about the process from raw ingredients to finished product. Please note, this event usually takes place in an upstairs room. If you would like to participate but you are unable to climb stairs, please advise in advance as the event can sometimes be held downstairs.

Rainton Farm Tour

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Daily, 2.45pm - 4pm Cream o’ Galloway Rainton Farm, Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2DR T: 01557 814040 E: helen@creamogalloway.co.uk £4.50 per person, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

Join a half mile walk around Rainton Farm to see the new dairy and find out what goes on behind the scenes at the farm, home of Cream o’ Galloway. Meet the dairy cows on their way in for milking and hear about the radical developments underway to make this farm the most welfare friendly dairy farm - in the world! The tour finishes with your choice of ice cream back at the visitor centre. The route is suitable for those with buggies or wheelchairs. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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Morning Milking

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26th August, 5.45am-8.30am Cream o’ Galloway Rainton Farm, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2DR T: 01557 814040 E: helen@creamogalloway.co.uk £9 per person, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

Cream o’ Galloway has a revolutionary new dairy that could help to transform the dairy industry. This event gives you a rare look behind the scenes of Rainton Farm’s radical new approach to milking. You’ll meet at the visitor centre and take a 5 minute walk to the new dairy to watch as the cows are milked in the new ‘high welfare’ milking parlour. You’ll spend an hour at the dairy then head back to the visitor centre for a delicious breakfast of local produce.


Blind Food Tasting Competition

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Storytime & Biscuits

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28th August and 4th September, 10.30am

27th August, 11am-3pm

Cream o’ Galloway

Cream o’ Galloway

Rainton Farm, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2DR

Rainton Farm, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2DR

T: 01557 814040

T: 01557 814040

E: helen@creamogalloway.co.uk

E: helen@creamogalloway.co.uk

£2 per child, booking not required, you should plan to attend the whole event

£1, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

As well as making their own products, Cream o’ Galloway stocks a wide range of food and drink from other Dumfries & Galloway producers. This is a great fun opportunity to challenge your taste buds. Put on a blindfold and taste samples of local foods, trying to identify the flavours as you go. If you win you’ll be rewarded with a sumptuous four scoop ice cream sundae - to share or to indulge in yourself!

This session is ideal for pre-school children and their grown-ups. Join in with food based stories and nursery rhymes then decorate your own cakes and biscuits.

Children’s Decorate a Cake Workshop

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28th August, 3pm-4pm

Ready Steady Freeze

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Cream o’ Galloway Rainton Farm, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2DR

27th - 30th August, 4pm-5.15pm

T: 01557 814040

Cream o’ Galloway

E: helen@creamogalloway.co.uk

Rainton Farm, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2DR

£2 per person, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

T: 01557 814040 E: helen@creamogalloway.co.uk £15 for two people or £18 for three people working together, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

Be the creator of your very own dream ice cream at this great fun ice cream making event. Working in groups of two or three people you will create your very own ice cream from scratch. Starting off with the raw ingredients of milk, cream and sugar you’ll choose your own flavour combinations from a range of Cream o’ Galloway ingredients - what about Chocolate & Sticky Toffee Chunk or Honey & Gingerbread? The magic happens in the freezing machines and while your ice cream is being made you’ll head up to the Cream o’ Galloway ice cream factory to learn about how luxury ice cream is made on a larger scale. You’ll then decant your very own ice cream into pots and enjoy the fruits of your labour. Ready Steady Freeze is suitable for anyone aged 5 or older.

Cream o’ Galloway has a tempting array of home baking and this is a chance for children to have a go at making their own cake creations. Cream o’ Galloway will provide the cake, the icing and the sprinkles, so all you need bring is a steady hand and your imagination!

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Make your own Rainton Burger

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29th August, 11am-12noon

Food for Thought: Ready Steady Freeze

Cream o’ Galloway Rainton Farm, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2DR T: 01557 814040 E: helen@creamogalloway.co.uk

7th September, 10.30am-1.30pm

£5, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

Cream o’ Galloway Rainton Farm, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2DR

Mix your own batch of Rainton Farm beef mince together with herbs of your choice, then shape it into a burger and cook it on the barbecue. Add a roll and salad if you wish and enjoy every mouthful!

The Lean, Green Milking Regime

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31st August, 10.30am-2pm Cream o’ Galloway Rainton Farm, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2DR T: 01557 814040 E: helen@creamogalloway.co.uk £12.50, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

Hear from David Finlay, farmer and co-founder of Cream o’ Galloway, as he is about to go ‘live’ with his new unique dairying system. Will it achieve the high welfare and environmental standards he has set? Will it be affordable? This is a great opportunity to discuss the issues relating to animal welfare, food security, environmental sustainability and affordability. You’ll join David at 10:30am for a coffee and scone, before touring the new dairy set-up, followed by a delicious lunch based on produce from the farm.

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T: 01557 814040 E: helen@creamogalloway.co.uk £12.50 per person, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

Food for Thought is a new series of monthly lunchtime events focussing on different aspects of Cream o’ Galloway. For Flavour Fortnight the Food for Thought topic looks at what Cream o’ Galloway is best known for, producing luxury ice cream. You’ll join the team for coffee and shortbread before making your own ice cream from scratch. You’ll then have a delicious lunch prepared using seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, before enjoying your own ice cream as dessert!


Cheese & Wine, Bread 19 & Chutney, Beer & Chips! 7th September, 6.30pm-9pm Cream o’ Galloway Rainton Farm, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2DR T: 01557 814040 E: helen@creamogalloway.co.uk £7.50, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

Meet the producers of local cheese, bread, chutney, beer... and ice cream! If you’re still hungry, Cream o’ Galloway will even bring out the chips!

Gourmet Autumn Foraging Day

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9th September, 10am-6pm Galloway Wild Foods Riverside Cafe, Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2HS E: mark@gallowaywildfoods.com £75 per person, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

Wild Food Forage 21 & Super Foraged Supper 29th August, 6pm-9.30pm Barstobrick Visitor Centre Ringford, Castle Douglas DG7 2AT

This will be a ‘grand day out’ in the forests, hedgerows and backwaters of Galloway, offering a generous bounty of delicious forageable goodies if you know how, when and where to look. This course is intended for all levels of foraging experience. Whether you are an interested novice or already have the foraging bug, you will receive the right personal tuition to hone your hunting, identification, processing and cooking skills. Expert forager Mark Williams will ensure you leave with memories of a great day in some beautiful places, as well as the knowledge, confidence and inspiration to continue to develop your foraging skills and enjoy free gourmet food for the rest of your life. All that, plus a six course gourmet wild food tasting menu that should include elderflower champagne, ceps, chanterelles, langoustine and much more. View the day’s outline and possible menu on the Galloway Wild Foods website www.gallowaywildfoods.com/?page_id=702 Book early as this event will sell out.

T: 01557 820112 E: info@barstobrick.co.uk £25 for adults and £20 for under 16, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

Join Mark Williams from Galloway Wild Foods at 6pm for a gentle two hour forage during which you will learn about the wealth of wild foods which grow in the woods and hedgerows of Barstobrick. You’ll also work up an appetite for foraged foods which will be satisfied with a tasty two course vegetarian supper served at the Barstobrick Visitor Centre at 8pm. Before dinner you can quench your thirst with a chilled glass of Mark’s homemade non-alcoholic Elderflower Fizz. The main course of Mile High Wild Pie is made to Mark’s own secret recipe and is bursting with locally picked wild mushrooms and sea spinach. And for dessert there’s a deliciously refreshing rhubarb fool. Places on this exclusive event are strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

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Taste and Talk at Barstobrick

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7th September, 5pm-8pm Barstobrick Visitor Centre Ringford, Castle Douglas DG7 2AT T: 01557 820112 E: info@barstobrick.co.uk £15, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

Enjoy a two course dinner featuring Barstobrick beef or lamb then meet the farmer who has incorporated a meat processing plant into his business. Robin Austin will offer an insight into farming methods, explain why his products are so special and describe the benefits of processing on site. He’ll be happy to answer any questions you have on the night. Directions: Leave the A75 at Ringford and turn left out of the village. Continue for one and a quarter miles then turn right into Barstobrick.

Introduction to Sourdough Culture

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25th August 3pm-4.30pm, 4th September 6.30pm-8pm The Earth’s Crust Bakery The Croft, Laurieston, Castle Douglas DG7 2PW T: 01644 450624 E: info@earthscrustbakery.co.uk £15, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

The Earth’s Crust Bakery is a small artisan bakery set in Laurieston village producing slowly fermented breads to achieve outstanding flavour and texture with no artificial additives. Head artisan baker, Tom will introduce you into the mysteries of sourdough culture. You will make your own sourdough starter and learn how to look after it. You’ll then get to take this starter home and use it to make your own sourdough bread. We will also take you through the instructions of The Earth’s Crust Sourdough recipe and make sure you are ready to have a go yourself! Tea and coffee included as well as a chance to sample the handcrafted Earth’s Crust sourdough breads. This event sold out during Flavour Taster in the Spring, so early booking is recommended as space is limited.

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Artisan Bread Baking

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27th & 28th August, 12pm-4.30pm The Earth’s Crust Bakery The Croft, Laurieston, Castle Douglas DG7 2PW T: 01644 450624 E: info@earthscrustbakery.co.uk £50 per person, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

This intensive half day course will lead you through the artisan bread making techniques used in The Earth’s Crust Bakery, sharing bread making tips and advice and explaining the principles and benefits of slow fermentation. As an essential part of your introduction to artisan baking you will mix, fold, shape and bake a variety of loaves based on Earth’s Crust recipes. You will then take home your baked loaves, sourdough starter, the recipes used and most importantly the knowledge and confidence to enjoy baking beautiful artisan bread at home for many years to come. A light lunch, tea and coffee are included. Booking is essential as places are limited. For more information about the course and how to book please contact Tom or Pavlina van Rooyen.


Healthy Baking

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7th & 8th September, 10.30am Loch Ken Gallery & Cafe Parton Stables, Parton Estate, Castle Douglas DG7 3NB T: 01644 470218 E: lorna.willock@btopenworld.com £5, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

Bakery Tour

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1st September, 9am-3pm Irvings Homestyle Bakery Ltd

Learn how to alter recipes and ingredients to produce baking that has a higher nutritional content with nutritional expert Lorna Willock. Handouts with alternatives to standard baking ingredients will be given. This is a hands-on workshop and you will be producing the goods! The workshop will equip you with the knowledge and skills to make your baked treats extra healthy and so tasty that your loved ones need never know that their naughty treats are nutritionally packed! Directions: From Castle Douglas take the A713 Ayr road. Go through Crossmichael and carry on for another 2 miles. Look on the left hand side of the road for a blue sign for Loch Ken Gallery & Cafe. Turn right at the sign into Parton Estate and turn left at the top of the track.

Unit 1, Abercromby Industrial Park, Castle Douglas DG7 1LH T: 01556 504162 E: keith@irvingsbakery.co.uk Free, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Creating traditional homestyle biscuits, traybakes and cakes, Irvings Homestyle Bakery supplies delicious sweet treats to retailers throughout Dumfries & Galloway. On Saturday 1st September you’re invited to take part in a tour of Irvings Bakery, with demonstrations showing how the different machines and processes work. At Irvings all the baking is done as anyone could do in their own home, from scratch, using farmhouse style recipes and simple ingredients, but with the aid of specialist machines to cope with the larger mixes.

Castle Douglas Food Town

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To be confirmed Various venues in Castle Douglas T: 01557 814428 E: stephengroome@btinternet.com Free, booking not required

Castle Douglas chefs, retailers, hotels and cafes will be focussing on Dumfries & Galloway produce during Flavour Fortnight. Details of specific events and activities are still to be confirmed, but are likely to include a cooking demonstration at Castle Douglas Town Hall, plus sampling sessions, competitions and demonstrations at various venues throughout the town. Full details and times will be published on www.cd-foodtown.org during August.

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FestivAle at Sulwath

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Throughout Flavour Fortnight Sulwath Brewers Ltd 209 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DT T: 01556 504525 E: info@sulwathbrewers.co.uk Various, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Last year Sulwath Brewers created a special limited edition real ale especially for Flavour Fortnight, and this year they’re making it again, available exclusively during Flavour Fortnight. FestivAle is a deep ruby red coloured beer with a hoppy character and a sweetish fruity aftertaste and it’s a delicious way to raise a toast to Flavour Fortnight, available on draught at Sulwath Brewers and at selected hotels and bars.

Thistle ‘B’ Abbotts Chocolates

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25th August, 11am-3pm Thistle ‘B’ Scrumptious 207 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DT

Brewery Tour

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3th September, 1pm - 3pm Sulwath Brewers Ltd

T: 01556 504006 E: thistlebscrumptious@googlemail.com Free, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

209 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DT T: 01556 504525 E: info@sulwathbrewers.co.uk Free, booking not required, you should plan to attend the whole event

More than 100 people packed out the Sulwath Brewery Tour during Flavour Fortnight last year so if you weren’t able to make it, this is a great opportunity to see behind the scenes of this award winning local brewery. You’ll meet the brewer, learn the secrets of preparing traditionally crafted ales and you’ll see for yourself the care and skill that goes into making a fine hand brewed Scottish pint using 100% natural ingredients.

Dennis Cockburn, owner of Abbotts Chocolate in Langholm, will showcase some of his finest chocolate creations at Thistle ‘B’ Scrumptious during Flavour Fortnight. Visitors will also be able to take part in a raffle to win one of Dennis’ beautiful chocolate sculptures, with all proceeds from the raffle going to a local charity.

Thistle ‘B’ a Wee Bit Chilli! 31 1st September, 11am-3pm Thistle ‘B’ Scrumptious 207 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DT T: 01556 504006 E: thistlebscrumptious@googlemail.com Free, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Add some heat to your Flavour Fortnight experience with Thistle ‘B’ Scrumptious as they host a tasting table of chilli infused local produce. From chutneys to chocolate there will be plenty of tasty products to get steamed up about.

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How Heavy?

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Mondays to Saturdays 9.30am-5pm, Sundays 12pm-4pm The Toffee Shop 109 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1LZ T: 01556 502903 Free, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Thistle ‘B’ Garlicky!

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8th September, 11am - 3pm Thistle ‘B’ Scrumptious 207 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DT T: 01556 504006 E: thistlebscrumptious@gmail.com Free, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Clint and Helen of Thistle ‘B’ Scrumptious will be inviting you to try the garlic flavoured goodies available at this multi-award winning Deli. A fine selection of garlic related products will be available for the bravest to taste!

Glen Urr Ice Cream are creating a special ice cream cake for Flavour Fortnight, and if you guess the weight of it correctly you’ll win it! You can view the cake in the Toffee Shop and entry to the competition is free. Vouchers to the value of the ice cream cake will be supplied if the winner is unable to collect their prize due to distance.

Something Fishy

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7th September, 10am-3pm Ferry Fish Market Hill Car Park, Castle Douglas DG7 1AE T: 01671 820748 E: enquiries@ferryfish.co.uk Free, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

For twenty five years Wyllie and Linda of Ferry Fish have been delighting people in Dumfries & Galloway with their carefully selected fresh fish, and they’re passionate about encouraging customers to try tasty new products. During Flavour Fortnight Ferry Fish will be offering product tasting and sampling of locally caught seafood at the Market Hill Car Park in Castle Douglas. Pop along and you’ll be invited to try fresh fish, seafood, shellfish and homemade pate. Ferry Fish will also be running a sampling session at Kilnford on 31st August as part of their Demo Day (Event 40).

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Ice Cream Cake Creations

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27th & 31st August, 10.30am-3.30pm Glen Urr Farmhouse Ice Cream Halmyre Farm, Haugh of Urr, Castle Douglas DG7 3LB T: 01556 660326

Harvest Festival

E: jane@glenurr.co.uk £25, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

Make double or triple layer ice cream cakes, choosing the size and flavours from a selection provided. Enjoy a delicious farmhouse lunch featuring local produce and a glass of wine while your ice cream creation sets. Your completed ice cream cake will be equivalent to Glen Urr Ice Cream Cakes worth £15-£20. All equipment and ingredients will be provided. Booking is essential as numbers are limited.

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30th August and 6th September, 12pm-3pm Clone Farm Buittle, Castle Douglas DG7 1NW T: 01556 600014 E: martinscott68@hotmail.com Free, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Last year Martin Scott ploughed up a field near Palnackie and had a go at becoming a vegetable grower. During Flavour Fortnight you can visit to find out all about the trials and tribulations of the season and take advantage of the sale of this year’s harvest. Martin’s neighbours are Barlochan Highland Beef and their delicious produce will also be for sale. Directions: Take the A745 from Castle Douglas to Dalbeattie, after 2 miles turn right at Anderson’s Garage ‘The Smithy’. Then take the immediate left onto a single track road. Clone Farm is 1 mile down this road on the left.

Meet the Showgirls

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1st & 2nd September, 11am and 3pm

Meet the Highlanders

Glen Urr Farmhouse Ice Cream

26th & 27th August, 11am-4pm

Halmyre Farm, Haugh of Urr, Castle Douglas DG7 3LB

Barlochan Highland Beef

T: 01556 660326

Mote Fields, Rockcliffe DG5 4QF

E: jane@glenurr.co.uk

T: 01556 600221

Free, booking recommended, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

E: info@BHBeef.com

Meet the prize winning cows that provide the milk that makes Glen Urr’s delicious ice creams. Find out what makes a good animal for the show ring, the preparation required and the presentation in the ring. You can also see where Glen Urr Ice Cream is made on the farm at Halmyre in the state of the art facility and there will be a chance to sample some of the many exciting flavours produced.

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Free, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Barlochan Highland Beef, run by Nigel & Angela Taylor, and The National Trust for Scotland are jointly hosting a two day event to introduce you to these charismatic, beautiful and noble cattle that are such a major part of conservation grazing projects in Scotland. Highlanders, originally known at Kyloes or Black Cattle are the UK’s oldest recognised breed and


Artisan Cheese Making Exposed

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1st September, 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm Loch Arthur Creamery and Farm Shop Camphill Village Trust, Beeswing, Dumfries DG2 8JQ T: 01387 760296 E: creamery@locharthur.org.uk Free, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Nigel will have several of his Highlanders on show for you to get up close to. You will learn about their incredible ability to survive and flourish on poorer quality pasture and how at the same time they produce a lean, premium quality beef that is simply unmatched by any other breed of cattle, with beef from the Barlochan Fold on the menu at top London Michelin starred restaurants. In the marquee you will discover why the Highlander is the ideal choice for conservation grazing, maintaining and improving the natural biodiversity of the land. Staff from the Trust will be presenting more about the unique biodiversity of the Mote Fields and how the management of natural habitats is key to maintaining the beautiful countryside that we have here in Dumfries & Galloway. You will also be able to sample and buy Barlochan Highland Beef in the marquee. Directions: Follow the signs from Colvend into Rockcliffe. It is advisable to park in Rockcliffe as directed by the event signs, and then proceed by foot to the Mote Fields.

Discover the secrets of artisan cheese making at Loch Arthur, BBC Radio 4’s Best Food Producer 2011. Barry Graham will talk you through how Loch Arthur’s famous cheeses are made and you’ll discover some of the secrets that make them so very special. Cheese tastings are available and the demonstrations will take place at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. Loch Arthur is a working community which includes men and women with learning disabilities, supporting a farm, a large garden, a creamery, a bakery, a wood workshop, a weaving workshop and a thriving farm shop. Loch Arthur is open with cheese making on view most weekdays throughout Flavour Fortnight from 9am5.30pm Monday to Friday, and from 10am-3pm on Saturdays.

Demo Day

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31st August, 9.30am-5.30pm Kilnford Farm Retail Ltd Kilnford Barns, The Glen, Dumfries DG2 8PT T: 01387 253087 E: mo@kilnford.co.uk Free, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Kilnford and Ferry Fish are demonstrating why local produce is so tasty on Friday 31st August in Kilnford’s courtyard. Butchery demonstrations of a side of Galloway beef will take place at 11am and 1pm, with Kilnford butchers explaining the different cuts and providing recipe cards and samples of slowcooked beef recipes, to help you deliver maximum enjoyment from your beef. The Ferry Fish team will be sharing their passion for seafood, encouraging you to try something different and highlighting locally landed fish.

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Masterchef Masterclass 41 Date by arrangement, 10am - 10pm Blackaddie Country House Hotel Blackaddie Road, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire DG4 6JJ T: 01659 50270 E: ian@blackaddiehotel.co.uk £100, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

Learn to cook like a professional with a full day Chef experience in the kitchen of Blackaddie. You’ll join prominent Chef Ian McAndrew and his small team for a whole day of direct hands-on experience, tuition and inspiration. You’ll see what goes into a day in a professional kitchen, from the initial menu planning meeting through the preparation and onto service. This is not your normal cookery school - this is real hands-on work in a real kitchen. You are invited to soak up knowledge, to ask lots of questions and to discover the behind-the-scenes secrets of an award winning kitchen with a Michelin Starred Chef producing restaurant style food. You’ll be given a set of chefs whites and you’ll join in with the team to prepare and produce that night’s menu. You’ll arrive at 10am, work till around 2pm then enjoy a light lunch. You’ll return to the kitchen at 6pm through to 8.30pm before going into the restaurant to enjoy the fruits of your labour, finishing at around 10pm. This unique experience is available by arrangement on selected dates throughout the year, and is also available to purchase as a gift. During Flavour Fortnight Masterchef Masterclass is available at the specially discounted price of £100, and additional discounts are available for guests staying overnight at Blackaddie House Hotel.

World Champion Pie Competition

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Throughout Flavour Fortnight John G Renicks Butchers 117 Drumlanrig St , Thornhill DG3 5LS T: 01848 330243 E: johngrenicks@gmail.com Free, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Butchers’ shop John G Renicks made headlines when they were crowned World Scotch Pie Champion in January and there’s been worldwide interest in Iain Renicks’ pies ever since. Made with local Galloway beef and plenty of seasoning, champion pie maker Iain is inviting you to put forward your ideas for his next batch of pies. To take part in this competition write your own pie recipe using local ingredients. The winner will receive a prize of meaty goodies as well as seeing their pie created by Iain Renicks. This competition will run throughout Flavour Fortnight.

The Black Galloway

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31st August & 7th September, 8am-12.30pm, 1.45pm-5pm John G Renicks Butchers 117 Drumlanrig St, Thornhill DG3 5LS T: 01848 330243 E: johngrenicks@gmail.com Free samples, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Award winning butcher Iain Renicks is creating a special sausage for Flavour Fortnight, combining top quality, slow matured Galloway beef with Sulwath Brewers’ Black Galloway 100% natural real ale. The Black Galloway Sausage will be a rich, flavoursome celebration of Dumfriesshire produce and you can try samples of it and buy this special limited edition sausage on Friday 31st August and Friday 7th September at John G Renicks Butchers in Thornhill.

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A Taste of Galloway’s Steak Night

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2nd September, 3.30pm for Farm Tour, 5pm for Feast A Taste of Galloway Laughtmuirside Farm, Thornhill DG3 5DH T: 01848 330622 E: Sales@atasteofgalloway.co.uk £30, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

Chirstie Baird from A Taste of Galloway and Lara Smith head Chef at the Buccleuch Arms Hotel, Moffat have teamed together to bring you a one night only meat feast extravaganza at Laughtmuirside Farm. The event will begin with a tour of the farm (optional, you are welcome to attend for the meal only) where Callum Baird will explain about Laughtmuirside Farm’s field to plate ethos. You will then enjoy a 3 course meat feast at an idyllic spot on the farm where Chef Lara Smith will cook up tapas style starters using Galloway beef, Blackface lamb and Saddleback pork produce. The main focus of the evening is pure Black Galloway Beef Steaks, and you can select from a 10oz Galloway Beef Sirloin or Ribeye Steak cooked on an open BBQ to your liking. Innis and Gunn will be in attendance to provide free tasters of their oak aged beer, and pudding... well that’s a surprise! Directions: Just outside Thornhill, from Dumfries the farm is the last turn to your right before coming to the 30 mph signs. From the north the farm is the first turn to your left after leaving Thornhill.

Smoked Salmon Journey

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25th August, 11am and 1pm Barony Country Foods Ltd. Carse of Ae, Lochmaben, Lockerbie DG11 1SE T: 01387 860487 E: enquiries@baronycountryfoods.co.uk Free, booking not required, you should plan to attend the whole event

Ronnie Graham and the team at Barony Country Foods carefully prepare and package a wide range of fine local foods, including award winning smoked salmon, smoked venison, venison steak, sausages and burgers. On 25th August visitors are invited on a journey through the process of creating top quality smoked salmon, including filleting and salting before being placed in the kiln for smoking. You’ll see how the finished product is expertly hand sliced and then vacuum packed ready for sale to lock in the flavour. You’ll have the opportunity to sample smoked salmon and a variety of other Barony Country Foods products.

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D&G Way Round

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Throughout Flavour Fortnight Buccleuch Arms Hotel High Street, Moffat DG10 9ET T: 01683 220003 E: enquiries@buccleucharmshotel.com Various prices, booking not required

If you enjoy touring on two wheels then hit the Dumfries & Galloway roads and sample the great local food and the warm hospitality to be found on D&G Way Round. Bringing together three motorcyclist friendly hotels, D&G Way Round provides bikers with scenic GPS mapped routes linking the Buccleuch Arms Hotel in Moffat with the Blackaddie Country House Hotel in Sanquhar and the Selkirk Arms Hotel in Kirkcudbright. Designed for the discerning biker who enjoys riding through spectacular countryside on scenic roads with exceptional quality local food to share on the way.

The Big Picnic Lunch

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26th August, 12pm-4pm Let’s Live Local Venue to be confirmed T: 01683 221403 E: info@letseatlocal.org.uk Free, booking essential, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project, to get friends and neighbours together to share food, fun and anything else they fancy. Let’s Eat Local the Moffat-based social enterprise - is hosting The Big Picnic Lunch in Moffat on Sunday 26th August. Bring along your favourite picnic fare and share in the fun with family, friends and neighbours. As well as a chance to meet old friends and make some new ones, there’ll be foodie tasters, using the local, organic and seasonal fruit and veggies sold through the Let’s Eat Local bag scheme, performance, music and storytelling, a treasure hunt for the young and young-at-heart, a chance to leave a ‘wish’ on the Big Picnic Lunch wishing tree... and lots more! There are wet weather contingency plans in case of Moffat ‘sunshine’!

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Celebrating Rainbow Trout

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8th September, 12pm-2.30pm Moffat Water Foods Selcoth Farm, Moffat, Dumfriesshire DG10 9LG T: 07968 030043 E: shara@moffatwaterfoods.com £5 per person for adults, £2.50 for children, family tickets for £15, booking recommended, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Take an interactive tour of a rainbow trout hatchery, learn how to fillet and prepare your trout and taste first-hand the incredible flavours of this versatile and sustainable fish. Enjoy the stunning drive along the Moffat Water Valley and try your hand at fly fishing on the calm and secluded fishery nestled at the foot of the Southern Upland Way. Site tours will be scheduled for 12.15pm, 1.15pm and 2.15pm. Directions: Signposted off the A708 Moffat -Selkirk Road approximately half-way between Moffat and the Grey Mare’s Tail. Coming from Moffat look for signs to ‘Selcoth Farm & Fishery’ on your right hand side approximately 2 miles after the traffic lights.


The Value of Veal

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9th September, 12pm-5pm Foodhall at Gretna Green Gretna Green DG16 5EA E: stephen.myers@gretnagreen.com Free, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Venison Farm Walk & Tasting

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26th August, 2pm-4pm Millbank Parkland Venison Millbank Farm, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire DG11 2RW T: 01576 203925 E: info@millbankvenison.co.uk Free, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

Go on a fascinating walk around this fallow deer farm and enjoy delicious samples to round off your day out. You’ll see the deer and find out all about venison, its history and why it’s one of the healthiest and most environmentally friendly meats around. You’ll also hear about the biodiversity of Millbank Farm. Phone to book your place on 01576 203925.

The Foodhall at Gretna Green is an Aladdin’s cave of delicious food and drink, much of it local, and it has a well equipped demonstration kitchen right in the middle of the Foodhall. For Flavour Fortnight award winning Head Chef of Smiths at Gretna Green, Stephen Myers, will be demonstrating a much maligned meat, veal. Now due to extremely high animal welfare standards local veal is increasing in popularity. From 3pm Stephen will show you how he prepares and cooks local veal, you’ll have the opportunity to taste his dishes and he’ll provide recipes for you to take away. Other local suppliers to the Foodhall will also be present on the 9th, showcasing their produce and offering samples and demonstrations from around midday.

Working with Chocolate 51 26th & 27th August, 11am and 2pm Abbotts Chocolates Border House, 28 High Street, Langholm DG13 0JH T: 013873 80376 E: thechocolateman@abbottschocolates.co.uk Individuals: £10, Family (2 adults, 2 children): £20, booking recommended, you should plan to attend the whole event

Experienced chocolatier Dennis Cockburn will lead you through the delicious origins of chocolate. He’ll give a brief talk about what inspired him to become interested in chocolate and then you’ll don an apron, roll your sleeves up and start creating your very own chocolate. You will be shown how to temper chocolate and all the chocolates you make will be yours to enjoy!

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Markets

Sandhead Farmers’ Market

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26th August, 1pm-4pm Sandhead Bowling Club, Sandhead DG9 9JF Free

Just a few miles outside Stranraer the village of Sandhead is a lovely place to peruse Loch Arthur cheeses, home grown vegetables, quality home baking, homemade jams, rare breed pork, local hen and duck eggs and handmade chocolates.

Wigtown Market

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25th August, 1st & 8th September, 10am-4pm The Square, Wigtown DG8 9JH Free

Dumfries & Galloway’s most established market offering a diverse range of stalls including local food and drink, plants, crafts and art.

Creetown Produce Market

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9th September, 10am-3pm Adamson Square, Creetown DG8 7JQ Free

An easily accessed market with onsite parking. Produce at this new market typically includes local beef, pork, lamb, fruit and veg, cheese, preserves and local crafts.

Gatehouse Country Market

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25th August, 1st & 8th September, 9am-1pm Main Car Park, High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2HP Free

A small but delicious weekly market with handmade bread, pies and cookies from Wigwam Bakery alongside local meats and smoked goods.


Glenkens Community Market

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8th September, 10am-1pm Dalry Town Hall, St John’s Town of Dalry, DG7 3UW Entrance donation

Produce regularly available includes meats, smoked cheeses, game and fish, free range eggs, seasonal vegetables, home baking and jams. An entrance donation goes towards the continuing upgrade of the Town Hall.

New Cample Farm 57 Charity Farmers’ Market

9th September, 10am-3pm Town Hall, High Street, Moffat DG10 9HF Free

26th August, 11am-3pm New Cample Farm, Thornhill DG3 5EY Free

A good selection of locally produced beef, lamb and pork is usually available at this covered market, alongside preserves, cakes and bread. There’s also a tasty tearoom to relax in as well as a children’s play area and Pets Corner.

Dumfries Farmers’ Market

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2nd September, 11am - 3pm Tarff Town and Country, Lockerbie Road, Dumfries DG1 3PF Free

Dumfries & Galloway’s biggest market with between 20 and 30 stalls selling locally produced meats, fish, cheeses, eggs, breads, baking, desserts, ice cream, jams and preserves, honey, chocolates, apple juice, cider, beer and wine. A very good market at which to experience a breadth of Dumfries & Galloway food and drink products.

A well established market with around 25 stalls taking part each month. A comprehensive selection of locally produced food and drink is on offer, complemented by a small selection of craft stalls.

Langholm Producers’ Market

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1st September, 9am - 1pm The Buccleuch Centre, Thomas Telford Road, Langholm DG13 0AW Free

Langholm’s producers’ market celebrates its birthday each September and during Flavour Fortnight you’re invited to the party. Discover why this market has proven so popular with local people and visitors to the area by enjoying the local foods and the local crafts on offer. You’ll also find lots of local organic and parkland meats at the market alongside home grown veg, artisan breads, fresh and smoked fish, handmade chocolates, preserves, desserts, ice cream and hand pressed juice.

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Dining Galloway Flavours Taster Menu

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8th September, 7pm Hillcrest House Maidland Place, Wigtown DG8 9EU T: 01988 402108 E: info@hillcrest-wigtown.co.uk ÂŁ30 per person, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

Deborah and Andrew Firth of award winning Hillcrest House have quite a reputation for providing delicious local food to their overnight guests, but only occasionally do they open their doors to nonresidents. For Flavour Fortnight Hillcrest invites you to try a very special seasonal taster menu featuring a fantastic array of locally sourced produce. This six course menu is open to residents and non-residents alike and costs ÂŁ30 per person. Booking is essential.


Taste of Galloway Menu 62 Wednesdays to Saturdays 12pm-2pm, Sundays from 12pm, Mondays to Saturdays from 5pm The Laird’s Inn Castle Cary Holiday Park, Creetown, Newton Stewart DG8 7DQ

Barlochan at the Castle 64

T: 01671 820361 E: Info@thelairdsinn.co.uk Various costs, booking recommended, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

A Country Inn and Restaurant in the beautiful surroundings of Castle Cary Holiday Park on the shore of Wigtown Bay, during Flavour Fortnight The Lairds Inn is highlighting a wide selection of local food on its menu. Chef and restauranteur John Henry will select and prepare locally sourced fish and meat, beautifully cooked and presented in his own appealing style.

Marrbury Flavour Fortnight Brunch

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Mondays to Saturdays, 10am-12noon Marrbury Smokehouse Carsluith Castle, A75 Carsluith, Newton Stewart DG8 7DY T: 01671 820476 E: mail@visitmarrbury.co.uk £6 per person, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Marrbury Smokehouse have created a delicious local brunch menu filled with their quality produce. Choose from Wild Cree Marrbury Smoked Salmon served on toasted crumpets and topped with hollandaise, or Marrbury Whisky Oak traditional kipper served with smoked cheese scone and poached local farm egg. Tea or coffee included for a special Flavour Fortnight price of £6 (quote Flavour Fortnight Brunch at the time of ordering). Throughout Flavour Fortnight Marrbury Smokehouse will also be hosting daily tasting sessions at 11am.

29th, 30th, 31st August, from 5.30pm The Castle Restaurant 5 Castle Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JA T: 01557 330569 E: info@thecastlerestaurant.net Various, booking recommended, you should plan to attend the whole event

The Castle Restaurant in Kirkcudbright has used Barlochan Highland Beef for four years, long before Gordon Ramsay’s team of chefs discovered it and started buying up all the choicest cuts! For Flavour Fortnight The Castle Restaurant has wrestled some Barlochan steaks out of the hands of Ramsay’s and Foxtrot Oscar for three special Barlochan dining events, to give people in Dumfries & Galloway the opportunity to taste why Barlochan Highland beef is now so very sought after. Wednesday 29th is Burger Night with Barlochan Highland Beef burgers the main focus of attention, and veggie burgers made from the harvest of Buittle Foods, Barlochan’s neighbour. Country and western music will be provided by local musican Sean Flannagan. On Thursday 30th Barlochan Highland Beef will be used in a range of country style dishes, such as beef bourguignon, slow cooked to bring out the beautifully rich flavours of the meat. Vegetarians can enjoy a roast vegetable roulade made with Buittle Foods veg. Friday night is steak night (risotto night for vegetarians), a rare opportunity outside Ramsay’s to sample Barlochan Highland Beef steaks prepared carefully and simply to show this premium meat off to its very best. Barlochan Highland Beef will also feature on The Castle Restaurant’s standard menu on Saturday 1st of September, subject to availability.

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Galloway 66 Smokehouse Showcase 30th & 31st Aug, 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th Sep, 6.30pm-9pm Kirkpatrick’s Restaurant 29 St Cuthbert Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4DX T: 01557 330888 E: thomas.kirkpa@btconnect.com Various costs, booking recommended, you should plan to attend the whole event

Kirkpatrick’s is a quality Scottish restaurant in Kirkcudbright run by Tom and Kate Kirkpatrick using ingredients sourced locally. During Flavour Fortnight Kirkpatrick’s will showcase one of their main suppliers, Allan Watson of Galloway Smokehouse. The menu will highlight the variety of high quality ingredients which Allan supplies, such as smoked venison, duck and chicken, as well as a huge variety of fresh fish and venison products. Booking is highly recommended as a similar event proved very popular last year.

A Taste of Home

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25th August, 1st & 8th September 10am-6pm

Taste of Dumfries & Galloway

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Daily, Lunch 12pm-2pm, Dinner 6pm-9pm Best Western Selkirk Arms Hotel

The Old Schoolhouse Ringford, Castle Douglas DG7 2AL T: 01557 820250 E: schoolhouseringford@tiscali.co.uk Various costs, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG T: 01557 330402 E: reception@selkirkarmshotel.co.uk £29, booking recommended, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

The Selkirk Arms Hotel presents their hugely popular Taste of Dumfries & Galloway menu again for Flavour Fortnight. Each of its four courses features delicious local products such as Kirroughtree Smoked Venison, Kirkcudbright King Scallops, Galloway Beef and Bladnoch Whisky. The four course Taste of Dumfries & Galloway menu is available in both the Bistro and Artistas Restaurant. Tables can be reserved in Artistas in the evening and the menu is available on a first come first served basis in the Bistro.

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Caroline and David Lawrie of restaurant The Schoolhouse, Ringford have spent the summer creating a bountiful garden filled with fresh fruit and vegetables and on Saturdays during Flavour Fortnight you can enjoy their late summer harvest of garden grown delights. In the vegetable plot this year are pumpkins, mixed salad leaves, cucumbers, fennel, sweetcorn, red cabbage, beetroot, pak choi, small fine beans, french beans, courgettes, spinach, apples, plums, pears, redcurrants, blackcurrants, gooseberries and even experimental melons! Summer raspberries and strawberries will be made into delicious desserts and preserves to enjoy with homemade scones or homemade organic bread, baked daily by Caroline. The Schoolhouse specialises in good, fresh, honest food and they have particular interest in providing plenty of choice for people following gluten free or diabetes friendly diets.


Afternoon Tea at Barstobrick

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Daily, 2pm-4.30pm Barstobrick Visitor Centre Ringford , Castle Douglas DG7 2AT T: 01557 820112 E: info@barstobrick.co.uk £7.50, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Nestled in the hills above Ringford with lovely views across spectacular countryside Barstobrick is a great place to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea. Scrumptious sandwiches, super scones and cracking cakes created by award winning baker Julie Menzies will be served with traditional, speciality or fruit tea. Directions: Leave the A75 at Ringford and turn left out of the village. Continue for one and a quarter miles then turn right into Barstobrick.

Artisan Bread Taster

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25th & 31st August,1st & 9th September, 12pm - 2pm The Earth’s Crust Bakery The Croft, Laurieston, Castle Douglas DG7 2PW T: 01644 450624 E: info@earthscrustbakery.co.uk £3.50 per person, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

The Earth’s Crust Bakery is a small artisan bakery set in Laurieston village, producing slowly fermented breads to achieve outstanding flavour and texture with no artificial additives. During Flavour Fortnight the bakery will be open on selected days for you to come and visit. There will be fresh homemade soup to go with the delicious selection of freshy baked artisan bread. You’ll have an opportunity to taste sourdoughs, olive and herb and walnut loaves, as well as speciality breads using spelt, rye and barley flours plus a few surprises!

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The Greek Mezze

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27th & 29th August, 3rd & 5th September, 7pm Thistle Inn Main Street, Crossmichael, Castle Douglas DG7 3AU T: 01556 670203 E: Jim.ruth1@btinternet.com £17.50, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

The Thistle Inn in Crossmichael is famous for the tasty Greek cuisine created by chef Nikos who hails from Crete. Local food is a regular feature in Nikos’ varied menus which combine traditional Scottish fayre with Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, from steaks and haggis to Moussaka and Stiffado. During Flavour Fortnight you can take part in a Greek Mezze with a distinctive local flavour as Nikos creates an abundance of delicious food using local produce and herbs, salad and veg from his own gardens. Many dishes and bread are cooked in the new Mediterranean log oven. Directions: 3 miles north of Castle Douglas on the A713.

Tapas Taster at Threave Estate

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1st September, 7pm Hullabaloo to You Threave Estate, Castle Douglas DG7 1RX T: 01387 258327 E: enquiries@hullabalootoyou.co.uk £14.95 per person, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

Hullabaloo to You is bringing their passion for local food and drink and their reputation for flavoursome menus to Threave Estate to create a very special dining experience in beautiful surroundings. Alanna and the Hullabaloo to You team will be creating a special two course tapas menu which uses a wide selection of locally sourced produce, making this a tasty way to sample a range of local food in relaxed surroundings.

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Home Grown at Threave 72 31st August, 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, 9th September, 12pm-2pm Threave Gardens Threave Estate, Castle Douglas DG7 1RX T: 01556 502575 E: lmarshall@nts.org.uk Various costs, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Threave Gardens is an inspirational place to visit at any time of year, but late summer and early autumn is harvest time and the estate provides a rich harvest of delicious fruit and vegetables. On selected days during Flavour Fortnight you can enjoy a special menu of locally produced meat alongside Threave Garden’s home grown produce, which is likely to include potatoes, cabbage, kale, carrots, broccoli, onions, lettuce and herbs. Threave Garden’s cafe is open from 10am-5pm daily, but the Home Grown at Threave menu will focus around their lunchtime meals, running from 12pm-2pm.

Something for the Weekend

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31st August,1st, 7th, 8th September, 6pm-8.30pm Street Lights 187 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DZ T: 01556 504222

The Haggis Experience 74 Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm Blackwater Produce Ltd 139 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DX T: 01556 504345 E: goodfood@blackwaterproduce.co.uk Various costs, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Blackwater is demonstrating the versatility of haggis with a menu of exciting and innovative dishes. Blackwater are using nothing but the best, Dalbeattie Fine Foods’ Champion Haggis, winners of the Scottish Haggis Champion 2007-2008, and vegetarian haggis will also be available. This specially created menu will showcase Scotland’s iconic national dish in delicious and surprising ways.

E: streetlights187@hotmail.co.uk £22.50, corkage £2 a bottle, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

Street Lights in Castle Douglas is opening on four evenings during Flavour Fortnight, giving you a rare chance to enjoy their relaxed ambience and delicious food well into the evening. The Street Lights team will be creating a special menu especially for these evening dining events, taking some of the finest local ingredients to create a three course evening eating experience that will delight your senses.

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Cavens’ Market Menu

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Daily, from 7pm Cavens Country House Hotel Kirkbean by Dumfries DG2 8AA T: 01387 880234 E: enquiries@cavens.com £25, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

Angus, the owner of Cavens, runs the restaurant and he is passionate about quality food, using outstanding Dumfries & Galloway produce throughout his menu. Cavens has recently introduced a Market Menu, a set menu for a great value price of £25. The Market Menu changes daily to reflect the best local and seasonal produce that’s available each day, as well as seasonal vegetables, herbs and fruit from Cavens’ garden. During Flavour Fortnight the Market Menu is likely to feature produce such as Galloway beef, local smoked salmon, Loch Arthur cheese, wild venison and west coast scallops.

Passion for Pudding

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1st - 9th September, 10am-5pm Abbey Cottage Tearoom Main Street, New Abbey DG2 8BY T: 01387 850361 E: morag@abbeycottagetearoom.com £3.95, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

The Proof is in the Palate

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26th August & 2nd September, 6pm Hullabaloo Robert Burns Centre, Mill Road, Dumfries DG2 7BE

Abbey Cottage has long been a supporter of quality local produce, with a menu peppered with delicious local foods, and located as it is, right next door to Sweetheart Abbey, Abbey Cottage is the perfect place to treat yourself to something sweet. During the second week of Flavour Fortnight the kitchen at Abbey Cottage will be producing puddings using the very best of the local autumn fruit harvest. So after a tasty meal from the standard menu treat yourself to something sweet.

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T: 01387 259679 £25.95, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

Last year Hullabaloo’s gastronomic quiz events were a sell-out. Combine the flavour packed dishes of Hullabaloo with the challenge of a quiz and it’s easy to see why this event is so very popular! The Proof is in the Palate gastronomic quiz will test and delight your palate, inviting you to enjoy, explore and identify the ingredients that have created each dish. Book early to enjoy a 3 course meal using local produce, with accompanying wine. Each table acts as a team and the winning table receives a £25 voucher for the restaurant.


Dainty Delights at Hubbub

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Tapas Evening

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25th August, 7pm

Tuesdays to Saturdays, 2pm-4pm

The Green Tea Room

Hubbub

High Street, Moniaive DG3 4EJ

Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Rd, Dumfries DG1 1JQ

T: 01848 200099

T: 01387 262084 ext23

£25, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

£5.50 per person, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Indulge in a tempting afternoon tea at Hubbub, Hullabaloo���s new cafe at Gracefield Arts Centre. Your afternoon tea treat will be made using as much local produce as possible and it will include homemade savoury nibbles, homemade scones, tray bakes and a refreshing tea or coffee.

E: catherinebraid@btinternet.com

Enjoy a delicious tapas menu made from local produce created by The Green Tearoom team in Moniaive. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of wine on arrival and you can bring your own bottle too. Relax and enjoy the fine flavours and great company, or if you prefer get stuck in and try your hand at making one of the tapas dishes yourself!

The Big Breakfast Weekend

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25th - 26th August, 10am-4pm New Cample Farm Shop and Tearoom Closeburn, Thornhill DG3 5EY T: 01848 332325 E: keenemar@aol.com Various costs, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Try a home grown breakfast using New Cample Farm’s finest sausages, bacon, ham, lorne and eggs. There are 15 different breakfasts to choose from, served right through the day! While you’re there you can meet some of the chickens who laid the breakfast eggs and some of the pigs who’ll provide future breakfasters with delicious sausages, ham and bacon in the months to come. Friendly pygmy goats and donkeys are always popular and are more than happy to come and say hello to visitors. A play area will keep children busy, giving grown-ups a chance to relax and indulge in some homemade cakes, traybakes and scones. Visit on Sunday 26th August and you can also enjoy the New Cample Charity Farmers’ Market.

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Gold Medal Menu

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Daily, from 7pm Annandale Arms Hotel and Restaurant High Street, Moffat DG10 9HF T: 01683 220013 E: simon@annandalearmshotel.co.uk Various costs, booking recommended, you should plan to attend the whole event

The Annandale Arms recently won a gold medal for its ‘Real and Local Food’ at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2012. Using the finest local produce available is par for the course at the Annandale so during Flavour Fortnight you’re invited to treat yourself to whatever is freshest and best from their regularly changing menu. Beef, lamb, fish and game are likely to feature on a menu with a distinctly local flavour, with produce likely to include organic lamb from Annanwater Organics and fish from Barony Country Foods, both just a few miles away from Moffat.

Build-a-Burger

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27th August to 9th September, 12pm-10pm Buccleuch Arms Hotel

Flavour Fortnight Creation Menu

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27th August - 9th September, 10am-10pm

High Street, Moffat DG10 9ET T: 01683 220003 E: enquiries@buccleucharmshotel.com £7.75, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Buccleuch Arms Hotel High Street, Moffat DG10 9ET T: 01683 220003 E: enquiries@buccleucharmshotel.com Various costs, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

The Buccleuch Arms Hotel is passionate about using locally sourced food throughout the year, with a menu peppered with Dumfries & Galloway products used in imaginative and delicious ways. For two weeks Head Chef Lara Smith is putting together a Flavour Fortnight Creations menu, featuring dishes which are specific to named local suppliers. It will showcase existing local suppliers already used by the Buccleuch, as well as testing out some new suppliers. The Flavour Fortnight Creations menu will include a choice of 2 starters, 4 mains and 2 desserts and there will be a good selection for vegetarians, people following gluten free diets and people with other specific dietary requirements.

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The Buccleuch Burger is a hearty 8 ouncer, made with pure Galloway Beef, lashings of affection and a strong feel-good factor. During Flavour Fortnight you’re invited to create your own choice burger. A little bit of this, a little bit of that, if it’s in the kitchen the Buccleuch chefs will make it up just for you. Wash your very own burger creation down with a satisfying 1/2 pint of Sulwath Ale or a soft drink.


Dabble in Apple with Chris

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30th August, from 6pm Buccleuch Arms Hotel High Street, Moffat DG10 9ET T: 01683 220003 E: Enquiries@buccleucharmshotel.com Various costs, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Hook Up

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7th September, from 6pm

Enjoy a meal created by the Buccleuch Arms team incorporating an array of Waulkmill Cider Orchard’s products including apple cider, perry, apple juice, apple cider vinegar, apple dessert sauce and a brand new product, apple balsamic. Alternatively feel free to simply pop in for a pint with Chris of Waulkmill as he will be here throughout the evening to answer any questions. Standard Buccleuch menus will also be available on the night. Table reservation available but not required.

Mingle with the Makers 85 31st August, from 6pm Buccleuch Arms Hotel High Street, Moffat DG10 9ET T: 01683 220003 E: enquiries@buccleucharmshotel.com Various costs, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Enjoy a meal created by the Buccleuch Arms team showcasing the wonderful products available at Moffat farmers’ market and at other markets around the region. Margaret Vaughan and Sarah Burchell are just two of the many passionate folk that brave all sorts of conditions to bring their product to market. Sulwath Ale can be sampled and the local brewers will add a flavoursome dimension to your dining. Standard Buccleuch menus will also be available on the night. Table reservation available but not required.

Buccleuch Arms Hotel High Street, Moffat DG10 9ET T: 01683 220003 E: Enquiries@buccleucharmshotel.com Various costs, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

The products of Barony Country Foods take centre stage at the Buccleuch Arms Hotel, among them fish, venison and a variety of smoked products. Ronnie from Barony will be creating something unique just for the night and exclusively for the Buccleuch Arms. Passionate about his carefully crafted products, Ronnie will be on hand all evening to chat about how he goes about making such delicious food. Marna from Forth Wines will also be in attendance to guide you through your wine/food pairing and to offer a few samples of their lovely wine selection. Marna will also be able to offer customer ordering on some of the sample wines, these wines are not normally available for members of the public to purchase direct. All our other menus will also be available on the night. Table reservations are invited but not required.

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A Taste of Galloway at the Buccleuch Arms Hotel

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8th September, from 6pm Buccleuch Arms Hotel High Street, Moffat DG10 9ET T: 01683 220003 E: enquiries@buccleucharmshotel.com Various costs, booking not required, you can drop in any time between the start and end time above

Enjoy the deliciously rich flavours of one of our region’s iconic meats when Chirstie of A Taste of Galloway joins the Buccleuch Arms Hotel for this special dining event. You can try a selection of beef dishes prepared by Buccleuch Head Chef Lara Smith and Chirstie will be on hand to chat about Galloway Beef, why it’s so very special and how she creates the different cuts of meat. There will also be sampling of Innis & Gunn beer and Fiona will be delighted to talk about what makes it unique. All other Buccleuch menus will also be available on the night. Table reservations are invited but not required.

A Taste of our Region

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Daily, from 6.30pm Brodies of Moffat Altrive Place, Holm Street, Moffat DG10 9EB T: 01683 222870 E: whatscooking@brodiesofmoffat.co.uk Various costs, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

Brodies serves beautifully cooked and presented fresh, seasonal, local produce as a matter of course. During Flavour Fortnight Russell Pearce and his team will also be creating a selection of specials running alongside the evening menu, reflecting the best of Dumfries & Galloway’s produce from local producers such as Annanwater Organics, Moffat Water Foods and Barony Country Foods. From starters to mains through to desserts, enjoy a true taste of Dumfries & Galloway.

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Seasonally Inspired Galloway Menu

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Tuesdays to Saturdays from 6.30pm Hartfell House & The Limetree Restaurant Hartfell Crescent, Moffat DG10 9AL T: 01683 220153 E: enquiries@hartfellhouse.co.uk 2 courses £22.50, 3 courses £27.50, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

The focus of The Limetree Restaurant has always been on the very best produce sourced from trusted suppliers, mostly based in Dumfries & Galloway. The menu, cooked by just one chef, evolves and changes day to day, week by week, according to seasonality and creative inspiration. Throughout Flavour Fortnight the restaurant will be highlighting produce and suppliers from Dumfries & Galloway to showcase local produce.

Scrumptious Summer Suppers

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Tuesdays to Sundays, from 6pm Hightae Inn

From the Region to the Plate

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Tuesday - Saturday 6pm-10pm, Sunday 12pm-2pm and 6pm-8pm Del Amitri Restaurant 95A High Street, Annan DG12 6DJ T: 01461 201999 E: enquiries@del-amitri.co.uk Various costs, booking essential, you should plan to attend the whole event

High Road, Hightae, Nr Lockerbie DG11 1JS T: 01387 811711 E: info@hightaeinn.co.uk From £20 for a 3 course meal, booking recommended, you should plan to attend the whole event

Relax with some delicious home cooked food in a country setting at the Hightae Inn, just 10 minutes off the A74(M) at Lockerbie. Morag and Mark Cuthbertson will welcome you and then cook some great slow-food to order with your table being ‘yours’ for the whole night. The menu will showcase locally sourced steaks, lamb and fish along with great homemade desserts. There are only a limited number of tables so booking is advisable. Directions: Hightae Inn is just off the B7020 Lochmaben to Dalton road, 10 minutes from the A74(M) at Lockerbie.

Del Amitri’s menu changes on a weekly basis using as many local suppliers and ingredients as possible. During Flavour Fortnight the restaurant will be showcasing key local suppliers, such as R Johnstone Butchers of Annan and Barony Country Foods who provide consistently high quality products of outstanding taste. Del Amitri dishes are cooked to order to ensure fresh, quality cuisine with cooking and presentation that brings out the very best of the fantastic locally sourced produce.

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Accommodation

House o’ Hill Hotel

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Throughout Flavour Fortnight Bargrennan, Newton Stewart DG8 6RN T: 01671 840243 Per room: £85 for triple, £75 for twin or double, £45 single

A beautiful and tranquil setting, House o’ Hill Hotel provides homemade food using fresh local produce such as venison, pheasant, fish, shell fish, beef, lamb, alongside real ales and fine wines with a very warm welcome.

Hillcrest House

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Throughout Flavour Fortnight Maidland Place, Wigtown DG8 9EU T: 01988 402018 From £199 per couple for 2 nights

Enjoy 2 nights’ accommodation, a local menu dinner on one night plus a hamper of local goodies in a standard double/twin room for only £199 per couple at the award winning Hillcrest House in Wigtown. If you would like your stay to include Hillcrest’s Galloway Flavour Taster Menu event on Saturday 8th, an additional supplement of £20 would apply.


Balmaclellan House

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Throughout Flavour Fortnight Balmaclellan, Castle Douglas DG7 3PW T: 01644 420227 From £150 per night for two with dinner

With a passion for good food and wine, Fiona Smith of Balmaclellan House has drawn on her wide travelling experiences to inject a creative twist to Galloway’s first class local produce. Locally smoked products, award winning Loch Arthur cheeses, eggs, meat and game from local producers and vegetables from the Balmaclellan House garden form the core ingredients for delicious meals, served in beautiful surroundings.

Thistle Inn

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Throughout Flavour Fortnight Main Street, Crossmichael, Castle Douglas DG7 3AU T: 01556 670203 £60 per night per room bed & breakfast

Selkirk Arms Hotel

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27th August - 9th September High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG T: 01557 330402

Welcoming accommodation just north of Castle Douglas, Thistle Inn has become Dumfries & Galloway’s home of Greek cuisine, blending traditional Scottish fayre with Greek and Mediterranean flavours. The Thistle Inn has two twin rooms and one double room available.

£199 per person for 3 nights

Make the most of Flavour Fortnight by basing yourself in scenic Kirkcudbright and taking advantage of a great value 3 night break from Selkirk Arms Hotel. During Flavour Fortnight enjoy dinner, bed and breakfast for three nights for only £199 per person, subject to availability.

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Blackaddie House Hotel 98 Throughout Flavour Fortnight Blackaddie Road, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire DG4 6JJ T: 01659 50270 From £65 pn for a single to £180 pn for the best room in the house

Small country house hotel and 3 self catering cottages, 2 AA rosettes, 3 Star VisitScotland Quality Assured and 3 Star AA. Enjoy award winning food from former Michelin Starred Chef Ian McAndrew, whose food is some of the best to be found in Scotland featuring local produce in all its forms from Solway smoked salmon to Loch Arthur cheeses from Dumfries and 80% of all the meat used is from Sunnyside farm only 2 miles from the hotel. The hotel’s food is second to none and multi-award winning, Ian’s creative cuisine has been winning accolades for over 20 years and will continue to do so for many years to come. During Flavour Fortnight guests choosing dinner, bed and breakfast will receive 10% off standard rates if mentioning Flavour Fortnight when booking.

Cavens Country House Hotel

97 Scaurbridge House

Throughout Flavour Fortnight

Throughout Flavour Fortnight

Kirkbean by Dumfries DG2 8AA

Penpont, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire DG3 4LX

T: 01387 880234

T: 07763 344176

£75 per person per night with dinner, based on a 2 night stay

£75 per person per night with dinner based on 2 sharing (single occupancy £85)

Dumfries & Galloway is renowned for local artisan food producers and Angus Fordyce of Cavens Country House Hotel pays particular attention to always using the best seasonal local produce on his menu, including home grown fruit, herbs and vegetables. Set amongst the beautiful Galloway Hills, overlooking the Solway Coast, Cavens has an emphasis on luxury. During Flavour Fortnight guests are invited to partake of a Flavour Fortnight Feast, with dinner, bed and breakfast for £75 per person per room, based on a two night (consecutive) stay, and dinner from the Market Menu featuring local produce. (Normal room rates are £70 - £90pppn). In addition all Flavour Fortnight guests will be offered a free picnic using as much local produce as possible accompanied by information on where the produce can be obtained or seen in production.

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Elizabeth Ann Hughes of Scaurbridge House invites you and your friends to relax into the charming atmosphere of this beautiful listed building for a private short break. Exclusively for Flavour Fortnight parties of 4 to 6 people are invited to spend 2 or more nights savouring delicious dining experiences and enjoying food demonstrations (if wished). At Scaurbridge local food starts from the garden outwards, and host Elizabeth Ann is passionate about creating enjoyable dining experiences, from the 19th century napkins and cutlery to carefully prepared meals tailored around guests’ preferences, with a focus on classic Scottish and traditional foods.


Buccleuch Arms Hotel 100 Throughout Flavour Fortnight High Street, Moffat DG10 9ET T: 01683 220003 B&B Rates: Single £54, Twin/Double £84, Family from £94-£114

The Buccleuch puts thought, care and dedication into the creation of their dishes, with flavour and taste paramount, all dietary needs have been catered for, in particular vegetarian and coeliac friendly dishes. Quality is an absolute with a buying policy that has resulted in a sustainable and ethical base of quality local suppliers and producers. When a new menu is developed a professional sommelier is engaged to train the staff and pair the dishes to the extensive wine list that offers every bottle by the glass. Hosting seven delicious events during Flavour Fortnight, The Buccleuch’s focus on quality food and great service ensures delicious dining as well as a memorable experience. The Buccleuch Arms Hotel is a VisitScotland Quality Assured 3 Star Small Hotel.

Annandale Arms Hotel 101 Throughout Flavour Fortnight High Street, Moffat DG10 9HF T: 01683 220013 £170 per night for two with dinner

Recently awarded a Gold Medal for its Real and Local Food in the national Scottish Hotel Awards 2012, the Annandale Arms makes a perfect base for indulging in Flavour Fortnight experiences. Throughout Flavour Fortnight you can enjoy a dinner that showcases the best of Dumfries & Galloway produce, bed and breakfast for two people sharing a double or twin room, plus a complimentary box of local handmade chocolates for only £170.

Hartfell House & The Limetree Restaurant

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Throughout Flavour Fortnight Hartfell Crescent, Moffat DG10 9AL T: 01683 220153 Double/Twin room £115 DBB Tue-Thu, £125 Fri-Sat

A four star guest house in the popular town of Moffat, where Chef Matt Seddon uses the finest local ingredients in season to create stunning dishes in a regularly changing menu.

The Hightae Inn

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Throughout Flavour Fortnight High Road, Hightae, Lockerbie DG11 1JS T: 01387 811711 From £75 per night B&B (room rate)

Enjoy the warm hospitality of this small family run hotel in the village of Hightae, just 10 minutes from the A74(M) at Lockerbie. There’s three large double rooms, one standard double and one twin room, with home cooked evening suppers using great locally sourced produce served in the cosy lounge bar.

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Events by date

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Experiences Markets Dining

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FestivAle at Sulwath

Throughout Flavour Fortnight

46

D&G Way Round

Throughout Flavour Fortnight

42

World Champion Pie Competition

65

Taste of Dumfries & Galloway

Throughout Flavour Fortnight Daily, Lunch 12pm-2pm, Dinner 6pm-9pm

9

Ice Cream Experience

68

Afternoon Tea at Barstobrick

Daily 1.30pm-2.30pm Daily 2pm-4.30pm

10

Rainton Farm Tour

Daily 2.45pm-4pm

88

A Taste of our Region

Daily from 6.30pm

75

Cavens’ Market Menu

Daily from 7pm

81

Gold Medal Menu

33

How Heavy?

63

Marrbury Flavour Fortnight Brunch

74

The Haggis Experience

78

Dainty Delights at Hubbub

91

From the Region to the Plate

90

Scrumptious Summer Suppers

89

Seasonally Inspired Galloway Menu

62

Taste of Galloway Menu

45

Smoked Salmon Journey

31

Thistle ‘B’ Abbotts Chocolates

79

Tapas Evening

80

The Big Breakfast Weekend

7

The Smoking Process

69

Artisan Bread Taster

55

Gatehouse Country Market

53

Wigtown Market

67

A Taste of Home

5

Deli Day, Meaty Mains & Sweet Treats

23

Introduction to Sourdough Culture

11

Morning Milking

57

New Cample Farm Farmers’ Market

Sun 26th Aug 11am-3pm

47

The Big Picnic Lunch

Sun 26th Aug 12pm-4pm

52

Sandhead Farmers’ Market

Sun 26th Aug 1pm-4pm

49

Venison Farm Walk & Tasting

Sun 26th Aug 2pm-4pm

51

Working with Chocolate

38

Meet the Highlanders

77

The Proof is in the Palate

12

Blind Food Tasting Competition

24

Artisan Bread Baking

70

The Greek Mezze

13

Ready Steady Freeze

36

Ice Cream Cake Creations

Mon 27th & Fri 31st Aug 10.30am-3.30pm

6

Ewe & Douglas at the Mill

Mon 27th Aug 2pm-4pm, Thu 6th Sep 6.30pm-8.30pm

Daily from 7pm Mon - Sat 9.30am-5pm, Sun 12pm-4pm Mon - Sat 10am-12noon Mon - Sat 10am-5pm Tue - Sat 2pm-4pm Tue - Sat 6pm-10pm, Sun 12pm-2pm & 6pm-8pm Tue - Sun from 6pm Tue - Sat from 6.30pm Wed - Sat 12pm-2pm, Sun from 12pm, Mon - Sat from 5pm Sat 25th Aug 11am & 1pm Sat 25th Aug 11am-3pm Sat 25th Aug 7pm Sat 25th & Sun 26th Aug 10am-4pm Sat 25th & Tue 28th Aug, 8th Sep 10am-4pm Sat 25th & Fri 31st Aug, Sat 1st & Sun 9th Sep 12pm-2pm Sat 25th Aug, Sat 1st & 8th Sep 9am-1pm Sat 25th Aug, Sat 1st & 8th Sep 10am-4pm Sat 25th Aug, Sat 1st & 8th Sep 10am-6pm Sat 25th Aug, Sat 1st & 8th Sep 10.30am-1pm Sat 25th Aug 3pm-4.30pm, Tue 4th Sep 6.30pm-8pm Sun 26th Aug 5.45am-8.30am

Sun 26th & Mon 27th Aug 11am and 2pm Sun 26th & Mon 27th Aug 11am-4pm Sun 26th Aug & Sun 2nd Sep 6pm Mon 27th Aug 11am-3pm Mon 27th & Tue 28th Aug 12pm-4.30pm Mon 27th & Wed 29th Aug, Mon 3rd & Wed 5th Sep 7pm Mon 27th - Thu 30th Aug 4pm-5.15pm


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Flavour Fortnight Creation Menu

Mon 27th Aug - Sun 9th Sep 10am-10pm

83

Build-a-Burger

Mon 27th Aug - Sun 9th Sep 12pm-10pm

15

Children’s Decorate a Cake Workshop

14

Storytime & Biscuits

16

Make your own Rainton Burger

22

Wild Food Forage and Super Foraged Supper

64

Barlochan at the Castle

66

Galloway Smokehouse Showcase

84

Dabble in Apple with Chris

37

Harvest Festival

17

The Lean, Green Milking Regime

40

Demo Day

85

Mingle with the Makers

Fri 31st Aug from 6pm

72

Home Grown at Threave

Fri 31st Aug, Sat 1st, Sun 2nd, Fri 7th, Sat 8th & Sun 9th Sep 12pm-2pm

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Something for the Weekend

Fri 31st Aug, Sat 1st, Fri 7th & Sat 8th Sep 6pm-8.30pm

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The Black Galloway

Fri 31st Aug & Fri 7th Sep 8am-12.30pm, 1.45pm-5pm

8

Slow Food Day and Wild Food Beach Party

60

Langholm Producers’ Market

26

Bakery Tour

30

Thistle ‘B’ a Wee Bit Chilli!

39

Artisan Cheese Making Exposed

71

Tapas Taster at Threave Estate

35

Meet the Showgirls

Sat 1st & Sun 2nd Sep 11am and 3pm

76

Passion for Pudding

Sat 1st - Sun 9th Sep 10am-5pm

1

Lochinch Castle Food and Drink Festival

Sun 2nd Sep 10am-4pm

58

Dumfries Farmers’ Market

Sun 2nd Sep 11am-3pm

44

A Taste of Galloway’s Steak Night

28

Brewery Tour

3

Cooking for Health & Vitality

34

Something Fishy

18

Food for Thought: Ready Steady Freeze

21

Taste and Talk at Barstobrick

19

Cheese & Wine, Bread & Chutney, Beer & Chips!

4

Fish Night at Penninghame House

86

Hook Up

25

Healthy Baking

2

Beer & Music Festival

56

Glenkens Community Market

Sat 8th Sep 10am-1pm

54

Creetown Produce Market

Sun 9th Sep 10am-3pm

59

Moffat Farmers’ Market

Sun 9th Sep 10am-3pm

20

Gourmet Autumn Foraging Day

Sun 9th Sep 10am-6pm

29

Thistle ‘B’ Garlicky!

48

Celebrating Rainbow Trout

87

A Taste of Galloway at the Buccleuch Arms Hotel

61

Galloway Flavours Taster Menu

50

The Value of Veal

41

Masterchef Masterclass

27

Castle Douglas Food Town

Tue 28th Aug 3pm-4pm Tue 28th Aug & Tue 4th Sep 10.30am Wed 29th Aug 11am-12noon Wed 29th Aug 6pm-9.30pm Wed 29th, Thu 30th & Fri 31st Aug from 5.30pm Thu 30th & Fri 31st Aug, Sat 1st, Thu 6th, Fri 7th & Sat 8th Sep, 6.30pm-9pm Thu 30th Aug from 6pm Thu 30th Aug & Thu 6th Sep 12pm-3pm Fri 31st Aug 10.30am-2pm Fri 31st Aug 9.30am-5.30pm

Sat 1st Sep Sat 1st Sep 9am-1pm Sat 1st Sep 9am-3pm Sat 1st Sep 11am-3pm Sat 1st Sep 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm Sat 1st Sep 7pm

Sun 2nd Sep 3.30pm for Farm Tour, 5pm for Feast Mon 3rd Sep 1pm-3pm Tue 4th Sep 6.30pm Fri 7th Sep 10am-3pm Fri 7th Sep 10.30am-1.30pm Fri 7th Sep 5pm-8pm Fri 7th Sep 6.30pm-9pm Fri 7th Sep 6.30pm-9.30pm Fri 7th Sep from 6pm Fri 7th & Sat 8th Sep 10.30am Fri 7th - Sun 9th Sep from 12noon

Sat 8th Sep 11am-3pm Sat 8th Sep 12pm-2.30pm Sat 8th Sep from 6pm Sat 8th Sep 7pm Sun 9th Sep 12pm-5pm Date by arrangement, 10am-10pm To be confirmed

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