An Edinburgh hotel has developed an unusual approach to a traditional Scottish dish – giving festival visitors a distinctive introduction to the taste of their host nation.
Paul Ritchie, the sous chef at Hilton Edinburgh Airport has developed a cupcake with all the classic ingredients of haggis, neeps and tatties, for a bite sized taste of traditional Scotland.
Ritchie said: "The haggis cupcake was created to celebrate the start of the Edinburgh Festival and is a fun and tasty way of introducing thousands of international visitors to haggis, neeps and tatties."
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Liam Spillane, general manager of Hilton Edinburgh Airport added, "We will welcome approximately 2000 international guests to the hotel throughout the month of August and we wanted to cook up a special treat to welcome our guests who have travelled from all over the globe to Edinburgh.
"Many international visitors are sometimes unsure about trying a full haggis dish; however, with the haggis cupcake they have the opportunity to have a mini tasting."
The dish devised in celebration of the Edinburgh Festival is available at Hilton Edinburgh Airport during the month of August and costs £2.95