AWARD-WINNING chefs have served up a tasty treat to two of the competitors at the Scottish Open.

Tom Kitchin and Mun Kim welcomed Im Sung-jae and Marc Warren to the Bonnie Badger in Gullane.

Im, who finished in a tie for second spot at the Masters Tournament in 2000, and four-time winner on the European Tour Warren are among the impressive field at the nearby Renaissance Club.

Action gets under way at the tournament, which takes place a week before The Open, tomorrow (Thursday).

The duo were treated to a three-course menu, combining chef Kitchin’s Scottish and chef Mun’s Korean influences.

Im Sung-jae and Marc Warren sampled a bespoke fusion menu created by chefs Tom Kitchin and Mun Kim

Im and Warren were selected for their knowledge and appreciation of their ‘home country’ cuisines and took a break from their pre-tournament practice to sample the menu.

Im said: “It was great to try the traditional Korean Bimibap with the additional Scottish twist – it’s not the same taste as home but I really liked it.

“All three dishes were very fresh and I enjoyed trying such interesting combinations, which all worked very well.”

Warren, from Rutherglen, added: “The fusion menu is the perfect marriage of flavours, representing both a Scottish and Korean influence which you can also now see all over the course with Genesis’ sponsorship this year.

“Plus, all of the dishes were absolutely delicious!”

The special menu will be available until Sunday to diners at the restaurant

Chef Kitchin said: “To put Scotland’s produce on the stage for guests and visitors attending the Genesis Scottish Open is a real honour, as I truly believe we have the best natural larder in the world.

“To welcome Chef Mun into my kitchen to hear and learn more about Korean cuisine, has given us the chance to together create some exciting new dishes.

“It’s all about Scottish ingredients colliding with Korean flavours.”