ScotsFest Authenic Cuisine
Scotland is known for its very distinct and traditional foods, many featuring classic ingredients such as potatoes, beef, carrots, peas, oatmeal and more. The 20th Annual Queen Mary ScotsFest is the ideal place to sample a variety of these traditional Scottish foods. We’re certain once you try one, you’ll go back for more!
TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH FOODS:
A rich, fruitcake made with raisins, currants, chopped onions, brown sugar and hints of cinnamon and ginger. The name comes from the deserts dark color.
Similar to a meat pie, bridies are much lighter in texture as they are made without potatoes. Featuring a flaky crust filled with minced streak and onions, bridies are shaped into a triangle before being baked until golden brown.
FISH & CHIPS
A ScotsFest favorite! Deep-fried battered fish served with warm, crispy chips (known as fries in the States) is a Scottish staple and popular throughout the entire United Kingdom.
Considered the national dish of Scotland, haggis is a savory pudding containing minced onion, oatmeal, spices and of course, sheeps pluck (heart, liver and lungs). It’s the final ingredient that tends to frighten people from trying haggis, but those that do are in for a rich, delicious treat.
Turnip with ginger, neeps are typically served with tatties or haggis.
A breakfast favorite, porridge is a simple traditional Scottish dish made from boiled oatmeal. Thick, hot and wholesome, porridge is a perfect comfort food.
SCOTCH PIES OR MEAT PIES
A Scottish Pie is a round crusty pastry filled with minced meat and potatoes. Traditionally, meat pies were made out of offal (internal organs of a sheep), but today beef is often used. There are several variations of meat pies and some even include onions and other vegetables.
Mixed with onions, meat, carrots, peas and potatoes, tatties are a unique Scottish dish that is hearty and perfect for a chilly day. Think of tatties as extreme mashed potatoes the most extreme and delicious mashed potatoes ever!
*Not all food mentioned above may be available during ScotsFest. Menus will vary.