This spring, Buck and Birch – the team behind Aelder wild elderberry liqueur – is set to launch a unique communal fine dining experience in Portobello.

‘Nurture Nature, Eat’ is the brainchild of the Buck and Birch collaborative, the team behind Aelder wild elderberry elixir and advocates of foraging for the best of Scotland’s natural ingredients.

Launching on Friday 23rd March, and with a series of events spanning the rest of the year, ‘Nurture Nature, Eat’ is a celebration of Scotland’s natural, wild larder at Dalriada on Edinburgh’s Portobello Promenade.

Each multi-course wilderness menu will encapsulate the very best seasonal ingredients, taking diners on a culinary journey along Scotland’s beautiful coastlines and through hedgerows, fields and forests.

Diners can expect game, fish and plenty of wild surprises; to keep everything as fresh and spontaneous as possible, menus – which are typically six courses plus canapes and petit fours – will not be completed until the day of the event.

Innovative menus will be served with wilderness-inspired drinks created by the Buck and Birch team, ranging from wines to spirits and liqueurs, including event sponsor Aelder – a wild elderberry liqueur with a whisky base which was officially launched in November 2016.

The Buck and Birch collaborative was founded by Rupert Waites and Thomas Chisholm in 2012. Using their extensive foraging knowledge and hospitality experience, the duo host occasional dining experiences inspired by nature.

Dalriada is an award-winning family-run bar located on Edinburgh’s Portobello Promenade, with panoramic views over the Firth of Forth.

Dates for the ‘Nurture Nature, Eat’ event are:

  • Friday 23rd March 2018
  • Friday 18th May 2018
  • Saturday 19th May 2018
  • Friday 13th July 2018
  • Saturday 14th July 2018
  • Friday 14th September 2018
  • Saturday 15th September 2018
  • Friday 16th November 2018
  • Saturday 17th November 2018

Tickets for ‘Nurture Nature, Eat’ are on sale for £54.49 and can be booked online via Eventbrite: