Dining Tales with Marco Giannasi

Marco outside the Battlefield Rest

Wednesday 31 July 2024 | 7-8pm | 54 Bell Street, Glasgow, G1 1LQ & Online

Battlefield Rest, which was once considered the most exotic tram stop in Scotland, was rescued and restored by Marco Giannasi after the Council issued a demolition order in the early 1990s. Marco will join us to discuss his journey from taking on the dilapidated building to turning it into the iconic Southside restaurant. 

Marco will also speak about his recently published book ‘Dining Tales‘, a collection of 27 stories from some of the most successful restaurant owners & Executive Chefs in Glasgow, sharing their experiences, amusing moments and personal thoughts for the first time. Joe Moretti, the last Maitre D of the elegant and glamorous restaurant ‘Malmaison’, where the rich and famous rubbed shoulders in spectacular surroundings, will also join Marco to chat about his time there.

Marco’s book, ‘Dining Tales’ will be available to purchase on the night. 

Join us at our office on Bell Street or online – please select the appropriate ticket option for you below.

Free, donations welcome, booking essential.

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