With a background in some of the country’s most impressive restaurants, chef Jessica Young is to launch a new takeaway food pop-up at Fife’s Bowhouse, where she will showcase ingredients from the surrounding farms, hedgerows and sea.
Jessica was previously Head Chef at Ballintaggart restaurant with rooms in Perthshire, which features in the Michelin Guide and Good Food Guide. She has also worked stages at top London restaurants including Padella Pasta, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Jose Pizarro’s ‘Pizarro’. The pop-up will offer take-away lunches, bakes and sweet treats from the converted mill café space at Bowhouse with some outdoor seating available in the courtyards area. This will run until Christmas, with hopes to extend service into the New Year. The menu will be ingredient-led with a focus on working directly with producers based at Bowhouse, local farms and the surrounding area.
After a sell-out their first week of trading, The Jess Rose Young Pop-up at Bowhouse will be open from Thursday to Saturday 11am to 4pm. Produce featured on the menu will include organic meat from the surrounding fields of Balcaskie farm prepared by Sophie Cumber at The Butchery at Bowhouse. Jessica will also be baking fresh sourdough bread and pastries using Scotland the Bread flour, grown and milled on the estate; and using vegetables, salads and herbs grown in the fields surrounding Bowhouse by East Neuk Market Garden.
Visitors can expect a weekly changing menu, with dishes like Spiced squash soup with a Futtle Organic beer bread roll; Pork and fennel sausage rolls; Herb fed chicken sourdough sandwich with shredded sprouts and aioli; Tahini blondies; or Coconut and gorse donuts.
Jessica Young, "After first visiting Bowhouse and helping Sophie Cumber in the Butchery, as a chef I was so inspired to have such incredible sourcing literally on the doorstep from a community of food producers! I fell in love with the area and people and wanted to launch a pop-up with good simple food."
There is an increasing number of food and drink producers based at Bowhouse that offer the opportunity to buy from them direct. These include the Butchery at Bowhouse, East Neuk Market Garden’s vegetable stand, Futtle’s organic brewery and the Grain and Sustain eco-store.
Visitors can also pre-order and collect groceries using the Bowhouse Link, which was formed during lockdown as an online ‘alternative market’ pre-order service for Fife locals on the Open Food Network. Connecting people with local food and drink producers based across the region and based at Bowhouse, this service opens for orders each Monday and closes on Wednesday afternoon. Customers can then collect their order easily and safely that weekend using a pre-arranged time slot.