YOUNG CHEF OF THE YEAR

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We're all very chuffed that Ewan Jones has made the the shortlist for 'Young Chef of the Year' at this year's CIS Excellence Awards.

Ewan WEB SIZE (Credit - Paul Johnston at Copper Mango)-CMPL7003-Edit.jpg

Ewan made his debut at Cafe St Honoré 6 years ago - when he was just 16. Even at that early stage, Cafe’s chef director Neil Forbes could see his potential. He is hard-working, willing to learn and is blessed with a great sense of humour.

Neil wrote a blog featuring Ewan’s story for the Sustainable Restaurant Association - read it here.

He has progressed through all sections with flair and can now run a busy service. He relishes being left to run the kitchen and is very popular amongst the team.

Ewan is a conscientious and reliable young man - quiet but keen. He has developed skills of a very high standard and is now instrumental in keeping the restaurant operating 7 days a week.

He has also learned great life skills and is an inspiration to all the chefs that work with him. At just 22 he is already a very accomplished chef.

We hope Ewan inspires young people to nurture a career in the kitchen!


TRUTH, LOVE & CLEAN CUTLERY

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We were honoured to be invited to feature in Truth, Love & Clean Cutlery - a new, kinder, dining guide designed to identify the restaurants and food experiences that go above and beyond great food and wine in the ethical, organic and environmentally sustainable ways with which they run their business.

TL&CC said: “For the past decade chefs and restaurateurs have been shifting their priorities to place a greater value on health, community, empathy and care, and supporting and sustainable ethical practices by farmers, producers and wine-makers. They are working harder than ever to cook with seasonal, locally sourced produce, reduce their carbon emissions and minimize their waste.”

It’s great to be part of a growing number of establishments that place such a high emphasis on these very important elements of running a restaurant. We’re all involved in the successful running of Cafe, so we bought the team T-shirts to show how proud we are of everyone’s contribution.

Edited by Giles Coren in the UK, you can find out how to buy a copy here.


STEWART CHRISTIE & CO. INTERVIEW NEIL FORBES

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One of our favourite shops is just around the corner. Stewart Christie & Co. is the oldest bespoke tailors in Scotland. Tracing its trading heritage back to around 1720, they are also the second oldest business in Edinburgh. After four generations in the same family, they’re beginning a new era and focusing more on their own label clothing. And that’s where we come in! Their superb blog is a cornucopia of info on everything from tweeds to poetry peppered with a good dose of interesting people wearing their clothes. Our chef director Neil Forbes was suited and booted and spent the day posing for the camera at Cafe whilst answering a few questions. See more pics and read the full blog article here.

Credits:

All tailoring by Stewart Christie & Co.

Photography by Laura Meek


Christmas Puddings for Sale!

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Get your hands on one of our limited-edition hand-made Christmas puddings. They're available to buy from the restaurant at £15 each - including the lovely ceramic bowl they come in. Each pudding serves 4-6. Email eat@cafesthonore.com or call 0131 2262211 to reserve - or just pop in. Available from Saturday 1st December.

Images: Paul Johnston,    Copper Mango