Scotland's 'smallest and most scenic' dining experience launches in Perthshire

A new dining experience that is being described as Scotland's "smallest and most scenic" has launched in Perthshire. 

Published 17th Feb 2020
Updated 11 th Oct 2023

The new culinary adventure will transport diners high into the Perthshire hills in a cosy converted 1962 Land Rover to enjoy a menu showcasing Scotland’s natural larder, served with a stunning backdrop of rural Scotland.

Picture: Alan Richardson

The result of a collaboration between Scotch Lamb PGI and Comrie-based caterer Bonnie Mountain, the pop-up experience is located on Glen Artney farm, part of the Drummond Estate near Comrie.

The set menu, created by Bonnie Colman and her partner James Robb, owners of Bonnie Mountain, features local suppliers from a ten-mile radius, and tells a story of sustainable sourcing and natural production methods.

Dishes include Scotch Lamb from David Comrie and Sons, seasonal vegetables from Tomnah’a at Comrie Croft, sourdough bread from Wild Hearth Bakery, cheese from Strathearn Cheese Company and honey from Perado Apiaries.

Picture: Alan Richardson

The Land Rover was kitted out in interior décor from Be Coorie in Comrie, a new shop showcasing a range of items from local artisans, and is parked atop the hill overlooking the valley below.

A limited number of bookings are available in spring via the Scotch Kitchen social media channels.

Lesley Cameron, director of marketing and communications from Quality Meat Scotland, the organisation which promotes Scotch Lamb PGI, said: “Scotland has some incredible restaurants showcasing produce from amazing suppliers – however, diners are often not privy to what goes on behind the scenes in creating the finished dish.

“We wanted to launch an experience that gives people the chance to bridge the gap between the source and the finished product, learning about Scottish farming methods, natural ingredients and the local people at the heart of it.

“Anyone interested in sampling the delicious menu and learning more about sustainable farming and natural production is invited to enter the draw for a space via the Scotch Kitchen Facebook page.”

Suppliers for the project include David Comrie & Sons, with the Comrie Village Butcher supplying the lamb; Tomnah’a of Comrie Croft supplying the vegetables; and Wild Hearth Bakery supplying the sourdough bread.

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James Robb, who runs Bonnie Mountain with his partner Bonnie Colman, said: "Bonnie Mountain is thrilled to be teaming up with Scotch Lamb to champion high quality, healthy and delicious local produce including Scotch Lamb.

"Our guests will be treated to this outstanding meat from one of our converted Land Rovers in a very remote and breath-taking Scottish location, which we feel completes the heritage and life story of this world-class Scottish product.”

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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