Our Edinburgh Head Chef Michael Innes is preparing to pop-up at the Edinburgh Food Studio for a series of seriously delicious Spanish dinners on Thursday 9, Friday 10 and Saturday 11 November.
This will be an evening reflecting the season. Michael's Scottish heritage and Spanish experience will present dishes inspired by his travels, using both modern and traditional techniques. Don't expect paella or patatas bravas! This will be an introduction into the immensely colourful and delicious world of Spanish gastronomy.
Michael was born and raised in Edinburgh and grew up working his way around the bistros and brassieres of this town, until he met his wife who took him back with her to Catalunya. The years living there opened his eyes to the high end gastronomy and the fabulous food culture of that region.
His first Job in Spain was with Albert Raurich (former head chef of El Bulli) where he helped to open his one Michelin star asiatic taps restaurant Dos Pallios working alongside many former El Bulli alumni. A year later he moved to work with Carles Abellan on his new project called Bravo 24 where he learnt how to work the brassa and make arroces, two of keystones of the Spanish cuisine.
From there he worked 3 years at Celler de can Roca and travelled the world doing show cooking. Michael was involved with iconic dinners like El Somni, who won the top spot in the 50 best and helped to maintain its three Michelin star status.
Michael came back to Scotland two years ago to join us at The Wee Restaurant in Edinburgh, having previously worked with Craig at Malmaison in Leith.
The dinners start at 8pm, and guests are welcome from 7:30pm onwards. The set menu costs £45, and an optional drinks pairing menu will be available for £35.