Bonus Scran - St James Quarter Seafood Festival Preview with Ka Pao and Duck and Waffle

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Published 19th Apr 2024
Updated 19 th Apr 2024

On this special partner episode of Scran we are teaming up with St James Quarter in Edinburgh to preview the forthcoming Edinburgh Seafood Festival which runs for the May Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 4 to Monday 6 May.

Many of the diverse eating and drinking destinations in St James Quarter are embracing this year’s Edinburgh Seafood Festival by creating exclusive dishes and menus that guests can enjoy over the weekend including Ka Pao and Duck and Waffle.

Scran St James Quarter seafood festival

The festival will showcase a selection of the highest quality, locally sourced seafood in the heart of the city and we wanted to learn more about some of the restaurants who will be at the forefront of the weekend's activities.

First up I spoke to Sandy Browning, Executive Chef at Ka Pao.

Sandy's love of cooking has taken him to far flung parts of the world, he tells me all about his culinary journey and how you go about combining great Scottish produce with Southeast Asian flavours. 

He also gives us a sneak preview of what he'll be demonstrating on the Seafood Stage at the festival.

I also went along to Duck and Waffle where I met Sommelier Roberto Bravo who shared his passion for wine with me, delving into top seafood and wine pairings and how the characteristics of wines can be comparable to those of people. Roberto's singular enthusiasm is infectious as you will hear.

If you want to find out more about Edinburgh Seafood Festival, download the St James Quarter app to discover the full schedule of events.

You'll also find more information about the return of the Secret Seafood Supper Clubs - where guests are invited to join leading chefs for a private dinner cooked in front of them.

Tickets for these intimate events are limited so make sure to check that out soon. Thanks to our partners on this episode St James Quarter.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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