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St James Quarter is the ‘plaice’ to be this weekend with its first ever Seafood Festival

Posted: 21st October 2021

Forget the catch of the day, St James Quarter has a number of exciting activities lined up as it gears up for its first ever Edinburgh Seafood Festival, in partnership with Seafood Scotland, featuring some fin-tastic collaborations.

Taking place Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th October, from 12noon to 7pm each day, foodies will have the chance to drop into a series of intimate events from sushi making with Maki & Ramen, Seaside Gin tasting and pairing with The Oysterman and Japanese roll sessions with Harajuku Kitchen.

Attendees can head to the ‘Seafood Dome’ located on St James Square throughout the weekend and enjoy a variety of cooking demonstrations suitable for all ages. Join MasterChef winner Gary Maclean on Saturday 23rd October from 12noon, where the Scottish National Chef will explore an array of seafood the Scottish larder has to offer and take part in an exclusive Q&A session with him.

And it doesn’t stop there, those ‘trout and about’ can enjoy  freshly shucked oysters from The Oysterman from Friday to Sunday and live music from Edinburgh Jazz & Blues throughout the weekend.

Nick Peel, Managing Director at St James Quarter, said: “We promised something new and exciting every week and that’s exactly what we are delivering. We know from the success of our food and beverage brands just how much customers love culinary experiences, so we’re extremely excited to be partnering with Seafood Scotland to present our first ever Seafood Festival this weekend. From sushi making with Maki & Ramen to educational sessions with MasterChef winner Gary Maclean – there really is something for everyone to enjoy!”

Clare MacDougall, Head of Trade Marketing (Middle East, North America and UK) at Seafood Scotland added: “At Seafood Scotland we are always looking for ways to showcase the range of quality products we have in Scottish waters and being part of St James Quarter’s first Seafood Festival will help us do just that.”

“Head along to learn more about what you can do with different types of seafood and you’ll be in for a treat if you spot The Oysterman as he will be shucking fresh oysters and serving them to you with a pairing of your choice.”

To celebrate the Seafood Festival, St James Quarter is offering all customers half price car parking from 5:30pm every night until Sunday 31st October.

So, ‘sea’ it for yourself, head to the St James Quarter’s social channels for more info: @stjamesquarter

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