Catering in Scotland (CiS) Excellence Award for Food Tourism 2018, Winner of Best Restaurant, Aberdeen City & Shire Tourism Awards 2017. Thistle Award Winner Best Eating Place in Scotland 2019. Craig is the Regional Food Tourism Ambassador for Aberdeenshire for Scotland Food & Drink
Contemporary restaurant oozing with charm by this picturesque village green. Craig creatively uses Aberdeenshire ingredients and has gained many plaudits. He has successfully transformed a small village pub into an award-winning restaurant and made quite a name for himself in his ‘tartan trews.’
Craig now regularly offers Eat at Home for earlier in the week collection, followed by Eat on The Green on Fridays & Saturdays, both offering wonderful meals in Craig’s own inimitable style with a treasure of local ingredients – he is such n Ambassador for Scotland. Check the weblink for latest details & offerings. He now also runs a Thursday Supper Club.
He has done an incredible amount to support the local community and charities close to his heart and is a highly gifted chef. Eat on the Green is a very special place: beautiful food in beautiful surroundings in the heart of Aberdeenshire. The dining room has a warm and personal ambience and there are other options too: private dining, Tasting Room and even the Chef’s Table complete with its huge flat screen live feed to the kitchen…a real winner.
Aberdeenshire is the Secret Ingredient in the Kilted Chef’s First Gin
Craig has teamed up with Lost Loch Spirits in Aboyne, Royal Deeside to create his Kilted Chef Scottish Summer Berry gin. The gin showcases Aberdeenshire’s fantastic larder, in a glass. Featuring local strawberries and raspberries, honey from beehives just a few miles from the distillery, natural botanicals and a sprinkling of peppercorns. It is blended with pure Scottish water from fresh, mountain springs to create a clean, crisp and fruity gin.
Craig Wilson comments, “It has been a long-held ambition to create my own gin. Following a visit to Lost Loch Spirits to meet Peter Dignan and Richard Pierce, hearing their story and seeing the methods they use to make their unique gins, which have a strong focus on local provenance, it was the perfect partnership to create my very own, artisan gin.
“My Scottish Summer Berry gin is influenced by my love of Aberdeenshire, in fact, it’s the secret ingredient. It was important to me that the flavour reflected the abundance of wonderful produce we have in this area and give a real taste of the season, ripe juicy berries, sweet local honey with pure Scottish water. Every great recipe starts with good quality ingredients, and this is certainly true of my gin.”
For further information and to place an order for Craig’s Scottish Summer Berry gin visit www.thekiltedchef.co.uk.
Craig says…‘”Our Gin Garden’ welcomes gin lovers to Udny Green’s very own gin bar offering an al fresco setting for an aperitif, after-dinner drink or available to hire for private events. We have a selection of over 50 gins from local tipples to global favourites, as well as an extensive list of gin based cocktails. Taking inspiration from the garden, the bar is adorned with beautiful foliage and a shabby chic decor to create the most luxury outdoor bar space.
Craig’s entertaining cookery demonstrations at the Royal Highland Show (pictured) are always warmly received too. Members of the top class Scotch Beef Club.
Craig’s wife Lyndsay Wilson has additionally teamed up with Rebecca Carr, along with one of Craig’s pastry chefs to create a fabulous Hummingbird Cafe at Kintore.
Photo of Craig & strawberry dessert by Cinecosse