With a background in some of the country’s most impressive restaurants, chef Jessica Young is to launch a new takeaway food 'pop-up' at Fife’s Bowhouse on Balcaskie Estate.

Increasingly a 'go to' venue for foodies in Fife, she aims to take advantage of that to showcase ingredients from the surrounding farms, hedgerows and sea.

Previously head chef at Ballintaggart Restaurant with rooms, in Perthshire – which features in the Michelin Guide and Good Food Guide – she also worked at top London restaurants, including Padella Pasta, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Jose Pizarro’s ‘Pizarro’.

The pop-up will offer take-away lunches, bakes and sweet treats from the converted mill café space at Bowhouse, which is near St Monans, with some outdoor seating available in the courtyard area. This will run until Christmas, with hopes to extend service into the New Year.

She said that the menu will be ingredient-led, with a focus on working directly with producers based at Bowhouse, local farms and the surrounding area.

After a sell-out its first week of trading, The Jess Rose Young Pop-up at Bowhouse will be open from Thursday to Saturday 11am to 4pm. Produce featured on the menu include organic meat from the surrounding fields of Balcaskie Farm, prepared by Sophie Cumber at The Butchery at Bowhouse.

Jessica will also be baking fresh sourdough bread and pastries using Scotland the Bread flour, grown and milled on the estate; and using vegetables, salads and herbs grown in the fields surrounding Bowhouse by East Neuk Market Garden.

Visitors can expect a weekly changing menu, with dishes like spiced squash soup with a futtle organic beer bread roll; pork and fennel sausage rolls; herb fed chicken sourdough sandwich with shredded sprouts and aioli; tahini blondies; or coconut and gorse donuts.

Jessica told The SF: "After first visiting Bowhouse and helping Sophie Cumber in the Butchery, as a chef I was so inspired to have such incredible sourcing literally on the doorstep from a community of food producers!

"I fell in love with the area and people, and wanted to launch a pop-up with good simple food."

There is an increasing number of food and drink producers based at Bowhouse that offer the opportunity to buy from them direct. These include the Butchery at Bowhouse, East Neuk Market Garden’s vegetable stand, Futtle’s organic brewery and the Grain and Sustain eco-store.

Visitors can also pre-order and collect groceries using the Bowhouse Link, which was formed during lockdown as an online ‘alternative market’ pre-order service for Fife locals on the Open Food Network.

Connecting people with local food and drink producers based across the region and based at Bowhouse, this service opens for orders each Monday and closes on Wednesday afternoon. Customers can collect their order that weekend using a pre-arranged time slot.

Further details can be found at bowhousefife.com

About Bowhouse on Balcaskie Estate:

Opening in 2017, it is a unique space for food and drink businesses to share resources and reconnect consumers with the people who produce their food. The producers current opening hours are listed below.

• Grain and Sustain re-fill eco-store is open Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm.

• The Futtle Organic Brewery bottle shop open Wednesday-Saturday, 12-5pm, for sales of organic beer, natural wine, rum and records.

• Jess Rose Young Pop-up open Thursday-Saturday, 11am-4pm.

• The Butchery at Bowhouse open Thursday-Friday, 10am-2pm, Saturday, 10am-4pm.

• East Neuk Market Garden stand will be re-stocked on Wednesday and Friday with an honesty box payment system.

Visitors are encouraged to check social media for changes to opening times before travelling to Bowhouse.