Launched earlier this year, Wild Dining is a bespoke events and catering company specialising in fishing and shooting lunches, private dining and landmark celebrations. It is the result of one woman’s passion for creating high quality culinary experiences in some of Scotland’s finest locations, using the best ingredients available.
Mary Shields enjoyed a successful career in arts and event management, travelling widely and sampling cuisine from all corners of the globe, before an increasing passion for food and cooking up a storm for friends and parties took hold.
The experience of working in the Grain Store, one of Edinburgh’s finest restaurants committed to utilising the best of Scottish produce, further fuelled Mary’s ambitions in the kitchen and the result is good news for any hungry Tweed fishermen with a taste for the good life.
Classic traditional Scottish dishes like venison stew, roast guinea fowl, pheasant or rabbit concoctions as well as hearty soups, lobster, wild trout and salmon dishes are tried and tested favourites, but often with a twist, and the Wild Dining repertoire can include imaginative hampers delivered direct to the fishing hut or full meals cooked, served and then cleared away in situ.
Lunches can be specifically tailored to suit every eventuality – a quick, delicious, no fuss bite for fishermen in a hurry when the fishing is good, or a leisurely, three-course extravaganza if the river is out of order or simply for those anglers who like to take a more relaxed approach to their sport.
Mary’s partner is a full-time fishing guide so the Wild Dining team are more than used to the particular obsessions, tastes and idiosyncrasies of salmon and trout nuts.
Wild Dining headquarters are in the Stobo Valley on the Upper Tweed but meals can be delivered the length of the river and its tributaries, or indeed further afield – have pans will travel!
Mary Shields can be contacted by phone on 07969 095 564 or email firstname.lastname@example.org