Mara, an ethical fine-dining restaurant, has launched a new concept at Links House, Royal Dornoch, as part of a long-standing charity initiative since it opened in May 2021.
Each guest choosing the restaurant’s tasting menu will receive Â£ 3 on their behalf to Trees for Life, a Highland-based charity dedicated to rewilding Scotland’s forests.
The restaurant said it sold nearly 500 menus, which helped to donate Â£ 1.64,000 to the charity.
In addition, Mara also said that a total of 237 trees can be planted with the money raised so far.
According to the restaurant, its menus focus on presenting the ‘gifts of Scotland’s waters, fields, forests and sky with minimal disruption’, with the aim of helping revitalize Scotland’s wild forests.
Mara also joined the Slow Food Network, an organization that works to protect local food cultures and traditions, as well as to encourage interest in food and its origins.
Phil Scott, Managing Director of Links House, said: âIn addition to organizing and producing the best possible experience for our guests, we are also very aware of our external responsibilities.
âMara’s whole philosophy has been to showcase the best of Sutherland, the Highlands and Scotland and support from the regions we source it from is paramount.
Craig Byiers, Executive Chef, added: “It is always our desire, at all levels, to buy and deliver regional, seasonal, sustainable and ‘slow’ foods while working on a policy that promotes a mentality.” zero waste “. Essentially, these values ââare those learned and practiced by the vast majority of chefs.