Scotland’s Young Chef of the Year is to make a special toast to Robert Burns.
The annual celebratory tribute to the life, works and spirit of the great Scottish poet will see Ross Marshall - head chef of the Road Hole Restaurant at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa in St Andrews - demonstrate his culinary skills in Sweden.
Burns, born on January 25, 1759, and who died on July 21, 1796, will be celebrated at anniversary suppers up and down the country this evening (Friday).
On Monday, January 30, the hotel will host a traditional Burns supper at the St Jörgen Park Resort in Gothenburg.
Ross will prepare a Scottish feast for some of the top golf and finance journalists at the event which will be run in partnership with “English at St Andrews” (EASA) and United Events.
EASA is an exclusive opportunity for individuals who wish to improve their conversational English, business English and presentational skills and communicate more effectively in English.
Set at the hotel, the course has attracted individuals who want to combine the primarily educational experience with the opportunity to be based in St Andrews.
Daniel Pereira, general manager at the resort, told the Citizen he anticipated a very warm reception in Gothenburg.
He added: “We are looking forward to taking a little bit of our Scottish culture and heritage to Sweden and showing them all that is great about Burns Night.’’
The resort will also be celebrating in their home country with Mark Gardner and Deborah Luna Rose attending a Bowmore Whisky event tomorrow (Saturday) to address the haggis.