The Launch night at The Great Perthshire Picnic had prosecco aplenty! As businesses, politicians and members of staff came together to celebrate the start of the Great Perthshire Picnic 2016!
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Visit the Exel Wines Shop and try their fabulous range of locally produced liqueurs on the 17th September. Specialising in organic, biodynamic and sulphate free wines their friendly team of experts will help you choose the perfect wine whatever the occasion.
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Friday Supper Club at Heavens Above in Milnathort is a celebration of food which is as local, seasonal and organic as possible. Furthermore, itís bring your own beer! Fridayís 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th September.
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The Blair Atholl Watermill are doing a one day bread making course on the 24th - 25th September. Learn how to make different types of bread in the traditional manner!
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On Wednesday 21st September Cafe Tabou will be hosting a beef dinner wine and dine evening! One of the best nights in the Tabou calendar with fine wine and a superb beef menu. Booking is advisable!
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For the whole month of September you can visit Scotlands oldest distillery at the Glenturret Distillery in Crieff. Find out how whisky is made the traditional way and get a fascinating insight into Whisky making.
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Cocktails & Gin @ The Venue on Wednesday 27th September.  Experience the art of cocktail making and become a mixologist for the day.  Booking essential!
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Giraffe have done a fantastic job putting together the Great Perthshire Picnic and promoting all the great food and produce that we have right here in Perthshire.  It's fantastic to see so many businesses get involved and that it's all helping to promote Giraffe which is a community Intrest Company and does so much meaningful work helping people with barriers to work.
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Hansen's kitchen in Comrie will be having a Beer Vs Wine Cheese Tasting on Friday 23rd September 2016. There are only 20 spaces so don't delay in booking!
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The Taymouth Pop Up Market at the mains of Taymouth in Kenmore on Saturday 9th September will have a host of food making crafts and more! Also you will get a fantastic 10% OFF EVERYTHING in the deli!
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Chilli, Garlic and Ginger weekend tasting session at Glendoick Garden Centre. If you love any of these fantastic ingredients then don't miss Glendoick's celebration of these hot and spicy treats on the 17th and 18th September.
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Enjoy a tasting of the local Old Perth Whisky - Perths only Independent Whisky bottlers at Exel Wines on Wednesday 28th September.
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We know that Provender Brown's Gin Festival on the 17th September is sadly sold out but we were delighted to hear that they will be stocking all 50 Gins that will be getting used in the shop so you can try at home!
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On the 20th - 24th September Graeme Pallister Chef Patron of 63 Tay Street is creating a Perthshire in September Tasting Menu that you can book in and try in the beautiful 63 Tay Street Restaurant.
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Enjoy a tour of the beautiful Newmiln farm tour and best of beef and butchery at Hugh Grierson Organics on the 17th September. You will also get a delicious lunch. Get booked so you don't miss out!
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The Great Perthshire Picnic

There is something wonderfully heartwarming about lots of people coming together to break bread and eat.  In our fast paced, hectic lives it can become all too easy to snack on the go, eat ready-meals from your knee and scoff down liquid calories in the form of an energy drink.

The Great Perthshire Picnic is a massive month long celebration of our local food and drink. With a whole host of amazing Perthshire and Kinross foodie businesses coming together so that we can all join in and celebrate the best food and drink the region has to offer. 

The Great Perthshire Picnic is the brainchild of Perth’s leading social enterprise, Giraffe Trading, and the team there have been working tirelessly to ensure all of our local favourites are on board and have scheduled loads of amazing events throughout September championing the best local produce and home-grown talent.

From street food to gin tasting, bread-making to fish-trying, the variety is as diverse as our local larder and gives everyone a perfect opportunity to take a culinary tour of Perthshire and Kinross.

Gareth Ruddock, Giraffe Trading CEO, has been overwhelmed by the involvement of local businesses and chefs, here’s what he had to say when we caught up with him. “Perth and Kinross is rightly famed for its food and drink producers. We have award-winning restauranteurs, chocolatiers, distilleries, breweries and produce right on our doorstep, so an event to celebrate this has a huge amount of talent to draw on locally. We’ve had far more interest than I could ever have hoped for, and September’s looking like it’s going to be a really tasty month.”

Giraffe has been supported by the Community Food Fund to launch the first year of the event and in addition, some leading names from the local food and drink industry have helped.  To find out more about what’s on offer

All in all, it’s set to be a delicious month! Keep an eye on the Perthshire Picnic website which is packed full of all of the events details and fantastic foodie deals and offers. 

PS We’ve been told events are booking up quickly, so register as soon as you can for your chosen date.

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