The Hard Rock Cafe in George Street is looking forward in October to promoting their Smokehouse menu, as well as runing a massive competition where you could win a trip to go to the ATP tennis tour in London where Scotland’s very own Andy Murray will be taking part.

After being invited to a taster session, it became clear very quickly that Hard Rock are very passionate about their work, and take great care in producing great quality food for their customers.

The menu includes ribs, chicken, chicken wings and pork sandwiches all made freshly in-house by the Hard Rock chefs, and having had  a sample they certainly do leave you wanting more.

One of the important factors is that all the meat at Hard Rock is freshly delivered to the restaurant. None of it is packaged and their Bar-b-Que sauce is made fresh on the premises every single day.

We spoke to Stan one of the Chef’s at Hard Rock and asked him about the food and indeed the process and care that goes into it all.

As you will hear in the interview, everything is made on the premises and is fresh. The pork they use comes from Scotland  in their efforts to keep things local.

But the night I attended was not just about food tasting, as October is also Pinktober when the cafe raises awareness of breast cancer. The restaurant is hosting a very special and exclusive night on the 25 October 2012 when legendary Scottish band, Big Country, will be performing an acoustic set to raise funds for the Caron Keating Foundation. We spoke to Lesley Ross, Sales and marketing manager at Hard Rock, firstly about the Smokehouse promotion and then about the fantastic competition they are holding.

So as you can see, it will be a very busy month in October at Hard Rock Cafe!

To get tickets for the Big Country night at Hard Rock  go to: www.ticketweb.co.uk or buy from the Hard Rock Shop.

For more information on the Caron Keating Foundation go to: http://www.caronkeating.org/

For more information on Love Hope and Strength go to: http://lovehopestrength.org/

More details can be found at: http://www.hardrock.com/locations/cafes3/cafe.aspx?LocationID=42&MIBEnumID=3