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Chef serves up plans to rival Parisian scene

posted 12 Jul 2010, 18:13 by David Rintoul   [ updated 12 Jul 2010, 18:48 ]

Scotland's capital is becoming a food destination to rival the likes of Paris, one of the city's leading chefs said yesterday.

Speaking at the launch of his new venture in the heart of Edinburgh, Tom Kitchin said gastro tourism was becoming an increasingly important factor in the city's economy.

"The more restaurants there are, the better it is for Edinburgh - and we know that people are now coming to Edinburgh to eat," he said. "If Edinburgh becomes a foodie destination, it benefits everyone: people spend in the hotels, go to the theatre, drink in all the little bars. Why can't Edinburgh become the new Paris?"