Scottish Food Studio, Fife, Scotland

Wendy’s Nordic inspired Food Studio in Aberdour on Fife’s Coastal Path has panoramic views of Edinburgh and Inchcolm Island and is truly one of a kind! Here Wendy runs a range of […]

Van Loon Restaurant, Berlin

This fabulous moored restaurant is on the water in the creative hipster district of Kreuzberg in Berlin. Immaculately fitted out with stylish restaurant within the hull, all glazed, plus lovely sundeck and terrace seating where you can watch Berlinners and water transport go about their daily business. In the winter you can snuggle round the hearth downstairs and admire all the wonderful woodwork too!
Originally built as a goods carrier in 1914 it became a houseboat in 1972, then a restaurant/café in 1988. The boat takes its name from the famous Dutch boat builder.
Open from Breakfast onwards for delicious light meals to full Dinners brimming with local produce and great service. Also available for weddings and parties. Delicacies include seafood, interesting salads, the signature Van Loon fish soup, and steaks too.

Brimi Seter, Lom, Norway

Sheiling in Scots, Seter/Saeter in Norway, Fäbod in Sweden and Alm across the Alps, means seasonal mountain pasture; places where families drove their grazing cattle from valleys in the winter to sweet mountain summer pastures. Traditionally a delicious seasonal cheese was made whilst they were there, unique to each area, terroir, for feeding the family over the winter months, sold at market and nowadays appreciated by locals and tourists alike.
Sadly, thanks to the highland clearances in Scotland, we no longer have such places; in Sweden they are rare; in Norway and Alpine regions they have thankfully survived long enough to be appreciated again and should be cherished. Definitive Slow Food and impossible to create elsewhere. As with all artisan handmade cheeses, it belongs to the distinctive meadow grazed, the breed of animal and the skills of the cheesemaker.
Brimi has a lovely café where you can enjoy their soup, local creamy ‘porridge’ römme, cheese, waffles and a selection of meats and sausage, all produced at Brimi. The old wooden buildings are original and full of character, located high up from the valley floor by a loch. The café counter and farm shop are on the ground floor with seating outside and upstairs with a glass floor enabling you to see their dairy with cheese production below. There are even ‘berths’ in the eaves for overnight accommodation! This special place is becoming an increasingly popular destination yet the guys have successfully kept its original character – no mean feat. Summer opening times only.