Café Cùil joins forces with Edinburgh’s Fhior for a fine-dining supperclub on the Isle of Skye

Café Cùil on the Isle of Skye, and Fhior in Edinburgh – are teaming up on Saturday the 4th of May to bring a fine-dining supperclub to the Isle of Skye for one night only. 

Chef-owners Clare Coghill (Café Cùil) and Scott Smith (Fhior) will collaborate on a six-course menu that will infuse Clare’s island produce-inspired dishes with Fhior’s clean, precise, and seasonal cooking, to bring something new and exciting to the island for one night only. The chefs will alternate courses, using local Skye produce and ingredients foraged by the chefs themselves, creating a unique menu served at Café Cùil. Clare and Scott will be on hand to chat guests through the creation and innovation process, ingredients and inspirations, as well as to add the finishing touches to dishes at the communal table.

Priced at £90 per person for 6 courses with a welcome drink provided by Isle of Raasay Distillery.

The menu –

Welcome drink – Isle of Raasay gin dirty gooseberry martini

Venison – smoked egg- wild herb

Beremeal sourdough – aged butter – brunost

Dunvegan crab ravioli – whisky bisque – dill 

Asparagus – sunflower seed – wild garlic

Scallop – douglas fir – kohlrabi

Hebridean Hogget – jerusalem artichoke – anchovy

Rhubarb – white chocolate – gorse – blood orange

Finishing dram – Rowan shoot schnapps

On the event, Clare Coghill from Café Cùil says:

“I am really excited to have Scott up from Fhior to demonstrate the best of Scottish cooking. I admire his work and look forward to sharing my Cùil kitchen with him for the evening! Skye’s seasonal produce is in abundance at this time of year, so it’s going to be a really special dinner”

Scott Smith, Fhior, added:

“The Isle of Skye is one of my favourite parts of the world, and I’m looking forward to joining the talented Clare at Café Cùil to give the island a taste of what we get up to at our restaurant in Edinburgh. Skye’s produce is some of the best in the world, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it and work with Clare to create a showstopping menu and put on an unforgettable evening!”

Café Cùil began its story in the heart of Hackney, East London in 2019, where Clare’s passion for Hebridean produce created a unique café space in London that allowed her to showcase the fantastic ingredients that reminded her of home. Now based back on the Isle of Skye, the café has been reborn in the idyllic setting of Carbost. Nestled at the foot of the Black Cuillin Mountains, floor to ceiling windows give stunning views over the glimmering Loch Harport and hills. 

Fhior, which opened in June 2018, is a fine dining Scottish restaurant, co-owned by husband-and-wife team, Scott and Laura Smith, with Scott heading up the kitchen. Since opening, the restaurant has won numerous awards and is listed in the Good Food Guide and Michelin Guide.  Fhior’s ethos lies in showcasing Scottish produce and elevating the flavours that the country has to offer. Guests visiting the restaurant can choose between a seven or ten-course tasting menu – a dining experience that delivers a constantly evolving series of dishes.

The collaboration supper club will be taking place on Saturday the 4th of May at Café Cùil in Carbost on the Isle of Skye. Welcome drinks commence at 7pm, for a 7:30pm start. The communal dining experience is limited to just 30 guests, and advanced booking is necessary.

Six-course dinner – £90

Unfortunately, due to the nature of this event, dietary requirements or allergies cannot be catered for.

To secured a booking, contact Café Cùil on or call 01478 640575 

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