Festive Parties at the Waldorf

This post is going to come with a bah-humbug warning.  The Fringe may have only just finished but if you’re in charge of booking your festive celebrations, now’s the time to get on the case. I went along to a festive preview of what’s on offer at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, affectionately known as the Caledonian.

Bite-size versions of the Highland game terrine, spiced fruit chutney, pickled mushroom

Bite-size versions of the Highland game terrine, spiced fruit chutney, pickled mushroom

We got to sample bite-sized, moreish mouthfuls of just some of the tastings on offer, paired beautifully with some fizz.  There were even some mini Irn-Bru cupcakes, which even as a non cake-lover, were surprisingly delicious and a lovely way to round off the evening.

Some of the tasty morsels served up at the Warldorf's festive preview

Some of the tasty morsels served up at the Warldorf’s festive preview

The Irn-Bru cupcakes were surprisingly delicious

The Irn-Bru cupcakes were surprisingly delicious

For a bubbly celebration throughout December, you can join a festive dinner party in the beautiful surroundings of the Galvin Brasserie de Luxe.    Their indulgent 3-course menu features the finest Scottish ingredients with a classic Parisian twist.

MENU – Galvin Brasserie de Luxe

Starters
Highland game terrine, with spiced fruit chutney , pickled mushrooms and toasted sourdough

Vichy of smoked haddock & black truffle cream.

Main courses
Daube of Scottish beef Bourguignon & pommes puree
Roast Scrabster cod, risotto of shellfish & herbs

Desserts
Apple tarte tatin, Normandy creme fraiche
Chocolate fondant, orange marmalade ice-cream

Tea, coffee and Petit Fours

£35 per person

To book call 0131 222 8945
or email brasserie.reservations@waldorfastoria.com

MENU – Festive Parties at the Pompadour by Galvin

For those looking to push the boat out, dine out in style at the luxurious Pompadour by Galvin, with its spectacular castle views.

Starters
Terrine of Scottish chicken, trompettes & baby leeks with Brioche
Jasmine confit salmon, clementine & endive
Broccoli  velouté , blue cheese gougères

I'm stealing chef's recipe for the broccoli veloute, with blue cheese gougères - sublime

I’m stealing chef’s recipe for the broccoli veloute, with blue cheese gougères – sublime

Main Course
Peterhead monkfish, Jerusalem artichoke gratin & pickled walnuts
Roast haunch of Borders roe deer, celeriac & red currants
Crushed butternut squash & chestnut raviolo, rosemary velouté

Desserts
Christmas pudding parfait, gingerbread ice cream
Crème fraîche tarte, whisky soaked prunes
Plat de fromages, grape chutney & oatcakes

Tea, coffee and Petit Fours
£49 per person of £75 with pairing wine

To book, call 0131 222 8945 or email pompadour.reservations@waldorfastoria.com

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh 
The Caledonian
Princes Street
Edinburgh  EH1 2AB

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About Kerry Teakle

Working in communications during the day, by night, Kerry is a self-confessed culture vulture and foodie, and can be found lapping up anything culinary or to do with the arts.

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