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Visit Taste North 2019 and stay at Mackays

Posted: August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in: General News

Food lovers – it’s that time of year again, Taste North is coming to Caithness! On Sunday 6th October, John O’Groats will be packed with visitors looking for a taste of North Scotland, new recipe ideas from top chefs, and lots of free samples of course!

There’s going to be so much packed into one day, so make sure you don’t miss out on the star events:



Chef Demonstrations

This year, you’ll get to watch renowned chef Jean Christophe Novelli in action! He will also be choosing the winner of the event’s annual baking contest, the Taste North Challenge. Many other chefs will be in the masterclass tent on the day, demonstrating tips and tricks that you can try at home.

Family-Friendly Entertainment

Don’t be afraid to bring the whole family along! You’ll find lots for children to do and the day is a fun way for youngsters to learn about the food they eat. Just make sure they stay away from the whisky samples!


Exhibitor’s Market

Everyone’s favourite part – the taste testing! Local producers and eateries will have lots of food and drink to tempt you with. It’s exciting to see how much the North of Scotland has to offer us on a plate! Local artists and makers can also be found at the market, a perfect place to grab a unique Scottish gift.


Save the date for this unmissable event – Sunday 6th October at Together Travel, John O’Groats.

A weekend in the North of Scotland

Why not make a weekend of it? Staying at Mackays means you’ll be able to visit local distilleries, dine at our famous No1 Bistro, spend the day at Taste North 2019 and then take a coastal walk after all the food!

Book your culinary weekend in Caithness with Mackays today.

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