THREE top Edinburgh restaurants have secured an exclusive partnership with Amity Fish Company to supply the city with some of Scotland’s best lobsters and langoustine.
Badger & Co. on Castle Street, Kyloe Restaurant & Grill on Rutland Street and Element on Rose Street will be serving up high quality lobster from Amity Fish Company of Peterhead.
Amity Fish Company is headed up by a star of the BBC’s BAFTA award-winning series ‘Trawlerman’, Jimmy Buchan.
Jimmy has fished the waters of the North East of Scotland for over 40 years and has built up an enviable reputation for sourcing top quality Scottish seafood.
Amity Fish Company is a certified sustainable seafood company by the Marine Stewardship Council which is working to end over-fishing and ensure a bright future for wild seafood.
The three restaurants are owned by Signature Pub Group. Each of the restaurants will be serving the best lobster from Amity Fish Company on a special menu to celebrate Scottish seafood.
The speciality will revolve around lobster rolls to highlight the taste sensation of Scottish lobster.
To make the most of the menu, Signature Pub Group has worked with Andante Bakery in Morningside to produce the perfect bread roll to complement the lobster. The lobster will be served in a New England style roll that is light and buttery, drizzled with lemon and herb butter and served with hand-cut chips and a side salad.
Group Executive Chef of Signature Pub Group, Ross Ingleson’s aim was to source the best produce to make top-quality Scottish seafood more accessible to the general public.
He explained: “We are lucky to have such incredible seafood in Scotland but often we find that it is being shipped abroad or when it does reach local restaurants, it can be very expensive.
“Our aim is to make Scottish seafood more accessible and serve it in a way that makes the most of its great flavour. We have worked with Amity Fish Company for a number of years and have developed a great partnership with Jimmy so we’re delighted to serve their incredible lobsters to our customers.”
Jimmy Buchan, Manager of Amity Fish Company said: “Our lobsters are creel-caught from the waters surrounding Peterhead by a team of local fisherman with generations of knowledge in the surrounding area in conditions which we believe produce the best lobsters in the world.
“Not only will this partnership be bringing amazing seafood to the city, but it will also be providing additional business to local fisherman in the north-east which will directly benefit the community.”