Scran season 7: From San Fran to Stockbridge - opening Avery with Rodney Wages

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Published 17th May 2024
Updated 17 th May 2024

On this episode I chat to Rodney Wages, chef-patron of Avery, who is gearing up to fully open the doors to his restaurant in Stockbridge. 

Kansas native Wages moved to California as a young chef to work in the kitchen at The French Laundry. 

He honed his culinary skills in other popular San Francisco restaurants and in 2016, he launched his pop-up RTB, which would later evolve into the Michelin star-winning Avery Restaurant.

Scran Avery Edinburgh

In 2022 he visited Edinburgh and, after falling in love with the city, decided to close the doors to Avery Restaurant San Francisco and move here with his family. 

He has taken over the Stockbridge Restaurant and, after a period of preview dinners, will soon open Avery in Edinburgh

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Avery Restaurant, Saint Stephen Street, Edinburgh, UK
Avery Restaurant, Saint Stephen Street, Edinburgh, UK, EH3 5AL
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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