Two Scottish family food businesses have combined their expertise, and a host of delicious Scottish ingredients, to produce the perfect ‘grown-up taste for a summer’s day’.
To be launched at the Opening Evening and Festival Party at Crail Food Festival on Friday 10 June 2016, St Andrews ice-cream institution Jannettas Gelateria and East Kilbride-based bespoke catering company Wild Fig have created the tantalising Seville Orange and Malt Whisky Marmalade Ice-Cream.
The recipe partners Wild Fig’s award-winning Seville Orange and Malt Whisky Marmalade, created by its founder Justin Maule, also Chef Ambassador for Scotland Food and Drink 2016, and Jannettas’ fourth generation secret ice cream recipe. Foodies descending on Crail this weekend can look forward to a delicious combination of creamy Jannettas ice-cream, the kick of rich Glengoyne malt whisky, and tart Seville orange marmalade.
The ice-cream will be served at the Friday launch party and at dinner the following evening, and sold at Crail Harbour on Sunday 12 June. Both Justin Maule and Owen Hazel will also be handing out tasters, explaining the collaboration and enjoying a wee dram or two to accompany their ‘Ask the Chef’ session, also on Sunday 12 June (12.15pm, Legion Hall, Crail).
It is hoped that the ice-cream will also be sold within Jannettas Gelateria, a regular haunt for Justin, his wife Nicola, and three children, who holiday in St Andrews regularly throughout the year.
Owen Hazel, co-owner, Jannettas Gelateria commented, “We have always taken a pride in producing the very best and freshest ice cream, having sourced the raw ingredients, wherever possible, from local producers. Scotland has an abundance of some of the finest and best produce available in the world, be it the dairy we use to produce our ice cream or indeed the soft fruit. To have been given the opportunity to work with Justin Maule, another great believer in sourcing and staying local, couldn’t have been a more perfect pairing and what a product to have been given to work with!”
Although not local, Seville Oranges enjoy a rich and long-standing association with Dundee. Back in the 18th Century, a cargo ship docked in the city during a storm and the Keiller family took the opportunity to buy some of the oranges and combine them with sugar to create marmalade, now synonymous with Dundee’s heritage.
Justin Maule, added, “When we launched our Seville Orange and Malt Whisky Marmalade last year, it was the first in the ‘Wild Fig’ range of produce. We continue to keep strong to the idea that ‘slowly, slowly wins the race’ – handmade, artisanal with a key focus on getting a beautifully balance of flavours from the kitchen to the table. From the ingredients we use, Glengoyne Cask Strength whisky with its wonderful balance of flavour from a distillery that coaxes spirit through the slowest whisky stills in Scotland, to the time and experience that we invest in every jar. We are therefore delighted to be collaborating with Jannettas. The rich heritage and quality that they bring to their product is admired and respected Scotland-wide and beyond. Pairing their ice-cream with our award winning Seville Orange and Malt Whisky Marmalade offers a fantastic grown up taste for a Summer’s day!”
Graham Anderson, Festival Director added, “This new ice cream sums up so much of what Crail Food Festival is about – encouraging creative collaborations and developing new business to business relationships. Of course, it’s also about giving people the chance to try delicious new flavours and it’s wonderful that one of them is this new ice-cream, such an iconic part of a seaside festival like Crail Food Festival.”
Crail Food Festival, now in its sixth year, sees the East Neuk village of Crail come to life with local food and drink producers showcasing Scotland’s wonderful larder. With street food pop-ups, Ask the Chef tasting sessions, chocolate larder, children’s tea party, producers’ market and cookery theatre, it’s a great day out for the whole family. An adult day pass, which includes car parking and access to all venues, is £5. Children are free. Tickets for evening events can be purchased separately.
For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit www.crailfoodfest.co.uk, follow @CrailFoodFest on Twitter, or visit Crail Food Festival on Facebook.