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Star chef Tony Singh teams up with Inverness whisky distillery for exclusive charity dining event


By Federica Stefani

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Andrew Benjamin, Maggies Fundraising Manager and Tony Singh MBE Picture: James Mackenzie
Andrew Benjamin, Maggies Fundraising Manager and Tony Singh MBE Picture: James Mackenzie

Foodies of the Highlands will be able to raise their drams and delight their tastebuds for charity as a popular dining experience is set to take place at Tomatin distillery.

Celebrity chef Tony Singh MBE will bring his private dining Supper Club – normally hosted at his home in Edinburgh – to the Highlands for the first time on November 1.

The chef has teamed up with Tomatin's own brand Cù Bòcan and cancer care charity Maggie's Highlands to create a one-of-a-kind, luxury food and drink experience next month, which will raise vital funds for the charity’s work in the north of Scotland.

Tony will be joined by award-winning Harrod's head pastry chef, Alistair Birt, as they combine their expertise to deliver two exceptional evening occasions, with only 24 tickets available for each event.

Tony has been leading fundraisers for Maggie's Highlands last year, with two special events at the Victorian Market and the Black Isle Bar in Inverness in May.

The partnership was announced in October last year, with the chef sharing his passion for Maggie's work, a cause he said was "close to his heart".

Andrew Benjamin, Centre Fundraising Manager, at Maggie’s Highlands, said: “The Maggie’s kitchen table is a very emotive place for many of our Maggie’s Highland’s centre visitors.

"It is at the heart of many conversations, shared laughter, and memories, which are so special and to be treasured during what can be an especially difficult time.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be bringing the wonderful Tony and Alistair to the Highlands for this one-off event which will showcase their exceptional skills with the finest Scottish food and drink, all while raising money for a very important cause that will help so many people with cancer in the local area. Supper Club tickets are priced at £250 per person with all proceeds going towards Maggie’s Highlands.”

Guests will enjoy Tony's vibrant personality and craftsmanship in the distillery kitchen, as he works in front of them, combining flavours and ingredients to create an eight-course meal.

The menu will showcase the finest seasonal larder from around the Scottish Highlands, including game sourced from the local estate close to Tomatin. Each course will be paired with delicious fine wines from Scotland’s leading wine merchant, De Burgh.

Tony Singh MBE and Andrew Benjamin, Maggies Fundraising Manager outside Maggie's Highland Picture: James Mackenzie
Tony Singh MBE and Andrew Benjamin, Maggies Fundraising Manager outside Maggie's Highland Picture: James Mackenzie

Esteemed pastry chef, Alistair Birt, who has previously represented the UK against the world’s finest chocolatiers, has worked for the luxury Harrods brand for almost eight years, transforming the pastry offering in its retail and restaurant portfolio. He will provide the dessert course, which has been specially conceived using Cù Bòcan’s latest release, the 15 Year Old ‘2023 Edition’ which launched in September.

Maggie’s Highlands, which offers free support to those living with cancer, and their families. Maggie’s Highlands centre was built in 2005 and is located on Old Perth Road in Inverness. The building and its surrounding gardens were designed to provide a peaceful respite for the local community.

Supper Club tickets are priced at £250 per person with all proceeds going towards Maggie’s Highlands.

As well as an evening of delicious, seasonal Scottish food and drink, guests will enjoy a cocktail and canape reception as well as return transport from Inverness (pick up 6.30pm, return at 11pm).

Last month, the brand released its latest expression, the 15 Year Old ‘2023 Edition’, marking 10 years of successful production in Scotland.


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