Le Monde had a launch night with canapes, passports and journey across the globe. Our journey started in the lobby where we received our passport and a Millionaire Baller, a citrussy concoction inspired by Japan while nibbling marinated artichokes and aubergine bruschetta.
Nestled amongst Newington’s residential buildings at the edge of Holyrood park, Holyrood Distillery is an homage to flavour that brings the magic of distilling right into the city.
In celebration of the Apex Waterloo Place’s 200th birthday, the food and beverage team created ‘the 1819’, a bespoke Scottish dry gin, in association with St Andrew’s distillery Eden Mill. I went along to an exclusive press launch to find out more and to sample some exclusive cocktails paired with some small but perfectly formed plates.
Cocktails in the City is an annual Edinburgh event. Bars and spirit producers collaborate on a series of drinks and offer them to an adoring audience. This year, the event was over two days in The Hub. Caroline and Christopher went.
One of Edinburgh’s oldest independent catering companies, Appetite Events, celebrated 15 years in the business with a sleek new rebrand and a rather spectacular party in the grandeur of the Assembly Rooms. EdinburghFoody was lucky enough to be invited along with her partners in crime, The Social Bitches, one of whom, Derek, was celebrating a rather big birthday too.
Hawksmoor does a good steak; Johnny Walker does a good whisky*. I was excited to be invited to a Burns night feast that Hawksmoor Johnny Walker threw. I found a meat-eating friend, donned my only tartan garment and set out to enjoy the evening. And did I!
There seems to be no stopping Tony Crolla of the Vittoria Group with the opening of his latest venture Bertie’s Restaurant and Bar in Edinburgh, which has to be Scotland’s largest fish and chip restaurant. I was lucky enough to be invited to the #BertiesVIP launch party last night. Wow, is all I can say.
I was out and about at the weekend at the Gin Lounge’s first ever stand alone Festival at the Assembly Rooms. With the lovely company of the Social Bitches and Sharon from Bite Magazine, there really wasn’t a better way to spend a Saturday.
I was lucky to get sight of one of Edinburgh’s most anticipated restaurant openings last night, the Lookout by Gardener’s Cottage. The first ever restaurant on Calton Hill, with breath-taking views across the Firth of Forth and the city skyline, it opened on Saturday and its spectacular; although my pictures won’t do the views justice, with too much reflection of people in the glass windows.