Cocoa Ooze opens Scotland’s first chocolate bistro

Cocoa Ooze opens Scotland’s first chocolate bistro

Award-winning Aberdeen chocolatier Jamie Hutcheon is set to open Scotland’s first chocolate themed bistro style restaurant.

Due to open on March 10, the Aberdeen bistro will be open three days a week and promises exciting and unusual dishes created from local produce.

The menu will feature distinctive dishes such as a starter of hot smoked salmon, beetroot, white chocolate and horseradish or a main of duck, ginger orange chocolate sauce and Asian vegetables.

Jamie, who established Cocoa Ooze in 2008 when he was on 17, believes that his latest venture will offer something different for diners to enjoy in northeast Scotland.

He said: “We want people to come in and try something they have not tried before. Cocoa Ooze is all about being daring and unique and the bistro exemplifies that perfectly.”

The new restaurant will also aim to support local spirits providers and will stock drinks made in the region, from Porter’s Gin and Dark Matter to Brewdog and Deeside Brewery.

Jamie added: “Everything we serve in our bistro showcases the quality and diversity of our larder, with everything sourced from within Scotland such as black pudding from Stornoway, smoked salmon courtesy of John Ross Jnr and fruit and veg from Turriffs of Montrose.”