A Taste of Outlander - New dinner show set to satisfy fans’ cravings
Fans of the hit television series Outlander can satisfy their hunger for more Jamie and Claire adventures with the launch of a new dinner show inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling books.
VisitScotland Information Centres in Edinburgh’s Princes Street and at Edinburgh Airport are now selling tickets for A Taste of Outlander – an immersive experience which serves up traditional Scottish food, music, song and dance, all celebrating the Jacobite period and the world of Jamie and Claire.
Operated by tour company Mary’s Meanders and taking place on Thursday evenings from July until September, the show takes place at the Star & Garter Hotel in Linlithgow – a restored 18th-century inn.
Alongside food inspired by the Outlander Kitchen Blog – www.outlanderkitchen.com – the evening treats guests to music and traditional Jacobite songs by West Lothian folk band Boorach, traditional Scottish dancers as well as readings from the Outlander books.
Each dish is served with an explanation to its relevance to the series, and is accompanied by a quote from the book – for example, the Scotch broth served to Jamie and Claire at Castle Leoch.
Mary’s Meanders is among a number of companies offering tours to Outlander filming locations, including Linlithgow Palace, Doune Castle (which doubles for Castle Leoch), Culross (Cranesmuir) and Blackness Castle (Fort William).
Emma Chalmers, Director of Mary’s Meanders, said:“Visitors don’t want the day to end after their tour, and our dinner show allows them to continue to soak up the Outlander experience. It’s a very relaxed and fun evening, shared with other Outlander fans, and those who just enjoy a good Scottish night out.”
Manuela Calchini, VisitScotland’s Regional Director for the Lothians, said:“Like Diana Gabaldon’s books, the Outlander television series has proved a massive hit, especially in the United States and in the UK, where it can now be watched on Amazon Prime. A Taste of Outlander offers fans an immersive experience, where they can sample traditional Scottish music, culture and, of course food – which is very apt as this is Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink.”
For more information on Outlander locations in Scotland, go to: www.visitscotland.com/outlander
To buy tickets for A Taste of Outlander, go to: www.marysmeanders.co.uk/taste-of-outlander-tour-event/ or visit the VisitScotland Information Centres in Edinburgh Princes Street or at Edinburgh Airport.