Top chef’s tips for success

Craig will give a masterclass in chicken dishes at Hopetoun Farm Shop.
Craig will give a masterclass in chicken dishes at Hopetoun Farm Shop.

Hopetoun Farm Shop will 
welcome top chef Craig Wood to host its next cooking 
masterclass.

Craig is head chef of award-winning The Wee Restaurant in North Queensferry.

The class will see Craig demonstrating how to cook up a mouth-watering spring menu from produce from 
Hopetoun Estate.

His dishes will include confit chicken leg with spelt grain and wild mushroom risotto; ballotine of chicken supreme with pistachio nuts and spiced peppercorn jus; roast chicken breast with garlic, lemon and herbs, asparagus and truffles.

Craig will show how to prepare each dish and give helpful tips and advice along the way.

Craig said: “I am delighted to be working again with 
Hopetoun Farm shop as we move into the summer months.

At this time of year the produce is always fantastic, and as the weather warms up and we feature many exciting ingredients on our menu at The Wee Restaurant.

“Last year we hosted a Venison masterclass and this time we will be using their free-range chicken. These succulent chickens are full of flavour and remind us of how chicken should really taste.”

Philppe Larue from L’Art du Vin will be on hand to share his knowledge of wines to complement Craig’s dishes.

Hopetoun Farm Shop general manager, Marc Cherrie, said: “We are delighted to welcome Craig back to Hopetoun Farm Shop masterclass kitchen as he was such a big hit the last time he was here.

‘‘Every one of these events sells out which I think is because customers relish a rare opportunity to learn first hand how to create incredible dishes from award winning chefs.”

Craig’s masterclass takes place at Hopetoun Farm Shop from 6.30-8.30pm on Thursday, May 7. Tickets are £10 each and can be purchased from Hopetoun Farm Shop or call 01506 830716.