MasterChef Finalist Jilly McCord has announced she will be holding a gourmet food and drink evening at Loch Leven’s Larder, near Kinross, on 13 July.

Jilly, who recently moved from Inverkeithing in Fife to Edinburgh, reached the final three in the content this year, and this will be her first ticketed foodie event since the show.

During the evening, which runs from 7-11pm, diners can look forward to a welcome cocktail and canapes before tucking in to a five course, seasonal menu created by Jilly with support of Loch Leven’s Larder head chef and team.

After the meal, guests can find out all about the show and Jilly’s inspirations with a Q&A session.

Jilly said “”I am really excited to have the opportunity to put on an event like this with the wonderful staff and beautiful dining area at Loch Levens Larder.

“The menu is intended to be a series of small plates to give diners a taste of some of the first class produce the Larder has to offer and to provide diners with a flavour of the food I love to cook.

“Chef Brian and his team have been so welcoming in letting me into their kitchen and I hope together we can create a memorable evening.

“The event will also give me a chance to meet many of the people who gave me such great support on MasterChef this year, hopefully answering their questions and spending some time chatting to them all – once the hard work is out of the way!”

Gin for the welcome cocktail will be supplied by the Gin Bothy, Glamis, and wine will be expertly selected for each course by WoodWinters Wines & Whiskies, from Bridge of Allan.

Emma Niven, owner and director of Loch Leven’s Larder, said “We are delighted to work with Jilly on this special event. Her passion and enthusiasm for beautifully-prepared local produce is shared by everyone at Loch Leven’s Larder and I am sure this will be a memorable evening for everyone.”

Tickets are available now, priced at £85 (including wine and a welcome gin cocktail) or £65 (including soft drinks and a welcome mocktail), and can be bought here.

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Rosalind Erskine

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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