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Friday 23rd March


We are delighted to be involved with the  Spotlight on Food Event  taking place next Friday!

The event will showcase an local artisan food market at the Barn before a special Dinner in our Bistro as a way to showcase just how tasty our local shire truly is 🍽


5.30pm – Local Food Market, live music and welcome drinks

6pm – Introduction and “Meet the Producer” film

7.30pm – Dinner at Buchanans (£35pp)


If you are unable to attend the full event including dinner there is still a chance for you to see the film and stock up on local produce.  Come along to the The Barn in Banchory between 5.30 and 7.30pm on Friday 23rd February.  Everyone is welcome – no tickets necessary.


(Please note dietary requirements can be accommodated on request)

Welcome Cocktail in The Barn

“Deeside Royale”

specially created for the event by

Gin and Haroosh:  Lost Loch Distillery, Aboyne

Shrub:  Udny Provender, Methlick

Traditionally smoked salmon, garnished with free-range eggs and accompanied by Calum’s bread

Bread flour:  Coldwells Farm, Insch

Salmon:  The Alexander Smokery, Fraserburgh

 Eggs:  Katy’s Eggs, Torphins

Shredded pork, served with a chilli and honey dressing

Pork:  Louise’s Farm Kitchen, Lumphanan

Dressing: VegCo, Udny

Hand-made tagliatelle, tossed with nut butter

Pasta: Pasta Mia, Midmar

Nut Butter: Hungry Squirrel, Peterculter

Carpaccio of venison with vinegar dressed salad leaves and speciality tomatoes

Venison: Taste of the Wild, Aberdeen

Dressing: Letty’s Preserves, Kingswells

Tomatoes: VegCo, Udny

Puréed parsnips topped with smoked rump and a curried yogurt dressing

Parsnips: Vital Veg, Midmar

Meat: Sheridans of Ballater, Banchory

 Yoghurt: Rora Dairy, Longside

 Curry:  Nino’s Marsala, Aberdeen

Boozy Smoothie & Haroosh Ice Cream

Yogurt: Rora Dairy, Longside

Milk: Forrest Farm, Kinellar

Haroosh: Lost Loch Distillery, Aboyne

Local artisan cheese served with Bistro spelt cakes

Cheese: Cambus O’May Cheese Co, Ballatar

Spelt flour:  Westfield Farms, Inverurie

Tea or Coffee served with home-made fudge

Fudge: Lisa Jayne’s Kitchen, Elrick/Skene



Sunday Lunches and Live Music

Most Sundays, Buchanan’s offer a cosy place to enjoy a healthy bowlful alongside live music. From guitar and sax to country violin, Sunday lunch has never been so enjoyable. Come along this Sunday to find out who is playing!