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Scotland : Exotic belly dancers unveil new “Feast” with 24 hour waiting-list

by on May 4, 2015 in Events & Awards, featured item, Latest News, Lead Article, Scotland

Exotic belly dancers unveil new “Feast” with 24 hour waiting-list. It’s great to see that there is still someone with real enthusiasm who is trying to be innovative and different. (editor). Who else loves belly dancers – I certainly do? It earned its stripes as one of Scotland’s top celebrity eateries, with an eclectic menu which has attracted stars including Tom Hanks and Gwen Stefani.

Now culinary trendsetter Maison Bleue has launched an exclusive new dish in Edinburgh, inspired by a delicacy among scattered tribes of Sahara camel herders.

What really sets apart the Bedouin Méchoui Feast is the fact that it has to be ordered a whopping 24 HOURS in advance, to ensure it is cooked to perfection.

Dean Gassabi, who founded the restaurant in 1998, has hired exotic belly dancers to unveil the new dish at a glittering launch party next week to celebrate a six figure refurbishment at the venue, which is a culinary institution in Edinburgh.

He said: “We know our loyal customers and we are sure they will be more than willing to place their orders for this special dish a full day in advance – It’s definitely worth the waiting time.


  • “To mark our refurbishment we wanted to give our customers a completely new and unique experience, a standout new dish on the menu.
  • “When we were looking for inspiration at first we weren’t sure about the Bedouin Méchoui Feast, because of the time involved.
  • “However, the taste and texture is fantastic and having to order 24 hours in advance adds to the whole experience of savouring it properly.
  • “Méchoui is the Arabic word for “slow cooked” so this also ties in perfectly with our strong North African influences.”



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