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Scottish Gastronomical Delights

Scotland’s National Chef teams up with Merchant City restaurant, for a celebration of Scottish Produce. MasterChef winner, Gary Maclean and local restaurant, Mharsanta are working together to create a unique evening of delicious food and drinks. Born in Glasgow, 49-year-old multi-award-winning chef Gary Maclean spent his early career working in hotels, he has now opened over 80 hotels and restaurants and is dedicated to educating and teaching other chefs. He has recently been named as a Fellow of the Master Chefs of Great Britain.

Situated in the heart of Merchant City at 26 Bell Street, Mharsanta brings a taste of Scotland to you. With highly skilled bar tenders who conjure up some of the finest cocktails with extensive knowledge of the drinks on offer.


The collaboration has created a dream-team. They have worked tirelessly to create a menu dedicated to the celebration of Scotland.


The guests will receive a cocktail on arrival and also a warm personal welcome by the chef himself, and later in the evening will have the opportunity to ask him questions whilst enjoying a whiskey tasting. The four-course-meal has been specifically designed for is evening and serves not only to please the senses but to also promote that wonderful produce that is available throughout Scotland.


Derek Mallon of Mharsanta, wants to champion the range and quality of produce that can be found in Scotland. He wishes to help support local suppliers and industry, promoting a positive approach to business, in a time when many are struggling. Mallon believes this is necessary at the moment and hopes that people show up to this even, event not only for Gary MacLean’s world-class cooking but also for the celebration of good produce.


Gary Mclean also supports this, he said that “it’s vital that we as an industry try our best to have a positive outlook during these exceptionally difficult times. We want to give people something to look forward to. Mharsanta is the perfect venue for a brilliant night out and has invested a lot of time in making sure the venue is safe, the staff are trained, and the guests have a fantastic experience.”


The menu is excellently curated and will include some of Gary’s legendary dishes. The master chef favourites of Ballantine of Scottish rabbit with tarragon mousse, and apricot puree, is one of the few amazing dishes that will be served.

Guests will be treated with another renowned dish for dessert, described as a "proper piece of work" by food critic Jay Rayner. It is a shortbread extraordinaire featuring sumptuous, compressed apples, crème fraiche and a heather honey dome. Other courses consist of Halibut and a dish served at Number 10 Downing Street and Bute House. The quality and the taste are therefore ensured.


Come and join for a beautiful evening of gastronomical delights whist also supporting the fresh and local produce of beautiful Scotland.


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