Whatever Happened to Peter the Armenian Cook?

Just up the road from the Queen’s Edinburgh residence at Holyrood Palace is a shuttered curiosity, a building that once housed a legendary eatery, known to its loyal patrons simply as “The Armenian Restaurant”. Opened in 1979, the “Aghtamar Lake Van Monastery in Exile” was an exotic dining and an eccentric performance house. In the days before social media, it had a cult following and could only be found by rumour and word of mouth. Reservations were notoriously guarded by the secretive Armenian owner and cook, who called himself Peter, and who served all-night banquets of traditional foods and dancing. Then suddenly, a decade ago, Peter disappeared, leaving his customers without a clue to where he went. To read the full story, check out the article on the BBC.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-57200613

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