Third annual restaurant night a huge success!

The third annual restaurant night of Arran Youth Foundations' cooking club was a huge success, with guests raving about the quality of the food and raising £362.45 in generous donations.

The evening, first hosted in 2014, took place in Auchrannie's 1869 restaurant once again, with young people preparing three courses with the help of head chefs Craig Beedie and Colin Miller.

Forty guests, including parents, donors, AYF committee members and supporters of the charity were treated to six stunning dishes: leek and potato soup or mackerel pate and oatcakes for starters; vegetarian chilli with rice or pan seared salmon with crushed potatoes, savoy cabbage, bacon and a creamy wholegrain mustard sauce for the main course; and apple pie or carrot cake for dessert, served with caramel ice cream with fudge pieces, made by the young folk at Arran Dairies.

A young person at the high school with aspirations of being a journalist was given the opportunity to enjoy the evening and her report should be in the Arran Banner and other local newspapers in the coming weeks.

Youth Work Project Manager Graeme Johnston said: "This latest showcase of the young people's talents really demonstrated how much their skills have improved within cooking club. Feedback from the guests was all really positive and a lot of clean plates came back to the kitchen!
"Huge thanks as always to all the staff at the Auchrannie who gave up their time and facilities to help us put on another cracking night!"

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Posted 30/03/2016