In order to support Edinburgh businesses that have closed due to the latest restrictions, Bross Bagels have posted a shout out to local chefs looking to collaborate.

The first Bross Bagels collaboration starts on Sunday 18 October and sees Roberta Hall-McCarron from The Little Chartroom take over the kitchen for the day from 12pm.

Bross Bagels and Little Chartroom fans looking to try Roberta’s specially designed bagel, will need to be quick as it is available for one day only.

Roberta’s bagel, priced at £7, will feature braised beef cheek, beef sauce, caramalised onion mayo, cornichons, kohlrabi and sweetheart cabbage slaw, crispy onion rings and cheddar cheese, served on a sesame seed Bross Bagel.

Local chefs popping up

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A few days ago we announced our upcoming colab with chef @roberta_hall3031 and did a shout out to other restaurants in lockdown that might be up for filling some fancy holes… We seriously couldnt believe the response and so proud to announce the amazing Edinburgh foodie hot spots we’ve teamed up with that will be guest cheffing in our @waverleymallsc rooftop from this weekend: 💥SUNDAY💥 @thelittlechartroom 💥MONDAY💥 @elliottsedinburgh 💥TUESDAY💥 @copper_blossom 💥WEDNESDAY💥 @soltiedinburgh 💥THURSDAY💥 @harajukukitchen 💥FRIDAY💥 @ondine_edinburgh 💥SATURDAY💥 @auroraedinburgh 💥SUNDAY💥 @chophousesteak 8 days of delicious duos that will turn your lockdown into a lickdown. Incredible Culinary collaborations that showcase the best of Edinburgh’s extraordinary food emporiums. What you waiting for? FILL YOUR HOLE! #lickdown #edinburgh #colab #lockdown2 #edinburghfood #edinburghfoodie #edinburghchefs #fancyholes #hospitality #industry #bettertogether #brossbagels #fillyourhole #getready #positivevibes #montrealbagelsinscotland #culinarycolab #chopholes #edinburghbagels #bringonthebagels

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After Roberta’s stint on Sunday 18 October will be Elliott’s Edinburgh on Monday 19, Copper Blossom on 20, Solti on 21, Harajuku Kitchen on 22, Ondine on Friday 23, Aurora on Saturday 24 and Chop Steak House on Sunday 25.

Owner of Bross Bagels, Larah Bross commented ahead of the pop ups, saying: “The hospitality industry is a dark place right now and we wanted to bring something fun and exciting to the table.

“We stand in solidarity with our fellow chefs and want to support in any way possible. We’re all in a HOLE right now so let’s smash out some great ones together.”

Chef Roberta Hall from The Little Chartroom added: “I’m really excited to team up with Bross Bagels, I’m a big fan and I think it’s a great idea to share their space with local chefs who might not be able to cook in their own restaurants just now.”

Chef shout out

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Lockdown 2 is a shitstorm and will see a lot of our friends in the industry really struggle and some even close down permanently. But something good has come out of it! Due to the current restrictions; we are getting top chef @roberta_hall3031 from @thelittlechartroom in to FILL YOUR HOLES THIS SUNDAY at @waverleymallsc rooftop. LIttle Chartroom fans & Bross lovers will get to experience a one off colab creation inc: Braised Beef Cheek // Beef sauce // Caramelised onion mayo // Cornichons // Kohl Rabi and sweetheart cabbage slaw // Crispy onion rings // Cheddar cheese. Completely filled & served on a sesame seed Bross bagel IN THE FLESH by @greatbritishmenu contestant Chef Roberta Hall. 💡 💡💡💡💡💡💡💡💡💡💡💡💡 Then we suddenly thought: maybe there are other local chefs that we can support by having them pop up in our bagel shops during these dark times. If lunch is the new dinner then let’s get some experts in and make our holes all fancy while we can. 💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥 So we’re doing a call out to Edinburgh restaurants in lockdown with some time on their hands. If you’re a local chef up for doing a colab in bagel land GET IN TOUCH! We want to pair up like it’s the last days of Tinder. We’re open to all ideas from Bagel Bolognese to Toad in the Hole. 💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥 #lockdown2 #localchefs #supportlocal #colab #bagelland #brossbagels #bethebross #fancyholes #lunchisthenewdinner #edinburghfood #edinburghfoodie #edinburghchefs #edinburghrestaurant #edinburgh #tacohole #bagerrito #fillyourhole #edinburghbagels #edinburghhospitality #toadinthehole #sushibagel #bringonthebagels

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The team at Bross are looking to support other local chefs, by offering pop up slots at their bagel shops throughout Edinburgh.

Their bagel shops can stay open at this time as they don’t serve alcohol – therefore they are permitted to open 6am-6pm, whereas all restaurants and bars have shut.

Posting on their Instagram, the team announced their collaboration with Roberta, before adding: “Then we suddenly thought: maybe there are other local chefs that we can support by having them pop up in our bagel shops during these dark times.

“If lunch is the new dinner then let’s get some experts in and make our holes all fancy while we can.

“So we’re doing a call out to Edinburgh restaurants in lockdown with some time on their hands. If you’re a local chef up for doing a colab in bagel land GET IN TOUCH!

“We want to pair up like it’s the last days of Tinder. We’re open to all ideas from Bagel Bolognese to Toad in the Hole.”

 

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