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Edinburgh Top Chef Coming to Aberdeen

Edinburgh Top Chef Coming to Aberdeen

Daniel Ashmore to join Ross Spence and Paul Whitecross for foodie feast

Two of Aberdeen’s finest chefs will be joined by a renowned Edinburgh culinary expert to create a food sensation at a distinctive gastronomic event.

Daniel Ashmore (pictured), head chef at the Pompadour by Galvin restaurant at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, will join the Marcliffe Hotel & Spa’s Ross Spence and Paul Whitecross from Trump International, with each to present a unique course aimed at delighting the senses.

The trio is working together to present Savour 2018, a culinary feast, which will take place on Saturday, 24 March, 2018 at the Marcliffe Hotel & Spa.

The event is being hosted in aid of North East Sensory Services (NESS), a charity that supports people of all ages – from babies to grandparents, who were born deaf or blind, and those who have sight or hearing loss.

The chefs will each create a course for the gastronomic adventure, focusing on the senses of taste, smell and sight, which coincides with the charity’s work with people with sensory issues.

Daniel Ashmore said: “I am looking forward to working with Ross Spence and Paul Whitecross, as I know they share my passion about good food and creativity. This will be my first time cooking for a big audience in Aberdeen, and I am very excited about bringing my dishes to Granite City food lovers.”

Ross Spence said: “We have a close association with NESS, which does very important work for those with hearing or sight loss in the North East, and everyone at the Marcliffe Hotel & Spa is looking forward to another great evening at Savour. I am particularly excited about sharing my kitchen with Daniel and Paul, who both create impeccable dishes.”

Paul Whitecross added: “Savour 2017 was great fun and together we produced a superb dinner which really tantalised the taste buds. Trump International is a keen supporter of local charities and we are confident this event will raise a lot of money for NESS, and produce an unforgettable evening for every one of our diners.”

NESS CEO Graham Findlay commented: “Once again we have three tremendous chefs who are all giving their valuable time to help support NESS. I am sure it will be a fantastic evening with a menu never seen before in Aberdeen.”

Savour 2018 follows the success of the inaugural Savour event that was held in 2017, and saw Mr Spence and Mr Whitecross collaborate with Nick Nairn and Tony Singh to produce a sense-enhancing evening, which raised over £20,000 for the charity.

Savour 2018 will take place on Saturday, 24 March, 2018, at the Marcliffe Hotel & Spa. Tables are priced at £900, with individual tickets available at £95, and can be purchased from neil.skene@nesensoryservices.org or by calling 0345 271 2345.