Top TV chefs to showcase Scotch brands this weekend

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork will enjoy a high profile this weekend as Perthshire Chamber of Commerce serves up another helping of its Perthshire On A Plate food festival.

The two-day spectacle showcases not only celebrity chefs creating delicious dishes with local produce, but also the culinary talents of some of the district’s top chefs.

The event is part of the popular Perth Show at Perth’s South Inch on Friday and Saturday, August 3 and 4.

Scotch on the menu

Favourite Northern Irish chef Paul Rankin and Scotland’s own Jak O’Donnell will take centre stage for a fun-filled celebration of food and drink.

Rankin, a renowned chef and firm favourite with TV viewers, will cook Grilled Fillet of Scotch Beef with Salsa Verde and Noisettes of Scotch Lamb with a Mustard and Basil Cream at the event on Friday.

Topping the bill on Saturday is celebrity chef Jacqueline O’Donnell – best known as ‘Jak’.

Jak is the chef patron of The Sisters Restaurants in Glasgow. She has worked alongside other top chefs such as Raymond Blanc and has made appearances on TV, including on ‘The Great British Menu’.

Making her debut visit to Perthshire On A Plate, Jak will wow the crowds with Roast Scotch Lamb Rump with Spiced Hazelnut Crust and Specially Selected Pork Tenderloin, Strawberry Salsa and Ginger Creme Fraiche.

The event will also showcase a selection of Perthshire’s finest food and drink producers and feature a pop-up restaurant area where visitors can dine on sample size portions of meals created by local restaurants.