Don't miss the Edinburgh Seafood Festival

Cooking demonstrations, live music, and delicious oysters await you this weekend

If you’re a fan of seafood then be sure to not miss out on St James Quarters’ very first Edinburgh Seafood Festival, in partnership with Seafood Scotland.

Taking place over Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th October, from 12noon to 7 pm each day, foodies will be able to enjoy some sushi making with Maki & Ramen, Seaside Gin tasting and pairing with The Oysterman and Japanese roll sessions with Harajuku Kitchen.

Attendees who check out the ‘Seafood Dome’ can also witness cooking demonstrations suitable for all ages. Join MasterChef winner Gary Maclean on Saturday 23rd October from 12 noon, 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.

But that’s not all, visitors can enjoy freshly shucked oysters from The Oysterman and some fantastic 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 event, St James Quarter is offering all customers half price car parking from 5:30 pm every night until Sunday 31st October. If you wish to catch what's on throughout the weekend, head to the St James Quarter’s social channels for further info: @stjamesquarter

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