Foodies Rejoice!

Foodies Rejoice!

The Great Perthshire Picnic is one of our highlights of September. It is a fabulous month-long celebration of Perthshire’s finest suppliers, producers, chefs and eateries. With the chance to eat and drink with friends and family – and then eat and drink some more – what is not to love!

Across the region you have the opportunity to visit cafes or restaurants that have been on your bucket list, take a trip to ones you love, learn new skills and meet the chefs and producers behind the food and drink that makes Perthshire so special.

Behind the scenes of The Great Perthshire Picnic is Giraffe, a social enterprise that trains jobseekers that have barriers in the workplace, who make the event a reality. Giraffe embodies the belief of empowering and supporting people to transition into the workplace, providing choices and opportunities along the way. How does Giraffe do this? Well, Giraffe gives work in one of their venues to jobseekers that are in need of extra support. Here they can gain proper qualifications and gain the necessary skills. So really The Great Perthshire Picnic has a great cause behind it.

Need another reason to support The Great Perthshire Picnic? Everyone at Giraffe is a foodie so you will be sure to find an event that fits your palette. This year we are also taking part in the event to share our Afternoon Tea on the banks of the River Tay. To help you make the most of the month-long event we have picked out some treats for you to sink your teeth into:

  1. Yappy Hour at Perth’s Brew and Chew

The perfect place to take your furry friend and enjoy an hour of dog fun, treats and chat. You also get a take-away party bag. Top tip – their toffee and banana bread is to die for. Keep in mind that you need to pre-book.

                Entry: £5 per dog

                Time: 5pm – 6pm

                Brew & Chew

                51 High Street, Perth, PH1 5TJ

  1. Brew Bar @ Blend

For all of those who like to geek out about coffee, Blend Coffee Lounge is hosting a unique evening every Thursday night in September from 7-9pm for you to sample a range of coffees and learn about different brewing techniques. If you can’t go without your daily dose of caffeine, this is for you.

                Entry: £5

                Time: 7pm – 9pm

                Blend Coffee Lounge

                274 High Street, Perth, PH1 5QJ

  1. Rookery Mead Tasting Afternoon at Exel

Rookery Mead from Blairgowrie will take you through their delicious range of meads between noon and 5pm in their shop on South Street, Perth. Many of their seasonal meads use hand-foraged ingredients, concentrating on Scottish native species such as spruce, mountain ash berries, crab-apples and a range of hedgerow berries.

Cost: Free – just show up

Time: 12 noon – 5pm

Exel Wines

47 South Street, Perth, PH2 8PD

  1. Tantalising Tasters at Delight Deli

Sample some of the Delight Deli’s bestselling food from charming chesses, tempting tray bakes, delicious drinks and much more…

Cost: Free – just show up

Time: 10am – 4pm

Delight Deli

22 Dunkeld Street, Aberfeldy, PH15 2AA

  1. Indian Masterclass with Praveen Kumar

Award-winning restauranteur and chef, Praveen Kumar, offers you a unique Indian cooking school experience In Perth. Praveen will guide you through the dishes, spices and stories from his home in South India. Six hours of hands-on lessons with dining, glass of wine or beer and plenty to take home.

Entry: 99.95 pp

Time: 10am – 4pm

Indian Cook School

38 Edinburgh Road, Perth, PH1 3TL


You can view the full list of events here.

Dunkeld House Hotel