I know it’s a school night but it’s also the start of Edinburgh Cocktail Week (15th-21st October) and I couldn’t resist the invitation to ‘The Secret to Blending Whisky” masterclass, courtesy of Wemyss Malts.
Taking my car for a service and its annual MOT in Leith at the end of June, I noticed a new restaurant, Borough, in the space that was previously Norn and before that the Plumed Horse. It’s great that spaces don’t stand still long in Leith, an area fast becoming a foody destination that is worth seeking out. Sadly it wasn’t open but it wasn’t long before an invitation dropped into my inbox to come and see what it was all about.
I was invited along last night to kick start the summer in style with some fantastic Negroni cocktails in the beautiful and opulent surroundings that is Contini on George Street.
Once again, Kerry was delighted to attend a glittering awards ceremony last night celebrating the best of Scottish Food and Drink at the EICC, where 740 people gathered to see the winners crowned.
This summer, the spritz is the thing. You can get your hands on it across the UK thanks to a collaboration between William Grant – owner of many popular spirit brands – and Britvic – maker of sodas and cordials and owner of The London Essence Company. There are five flavour profiles. I went to Southpour to try them all*.
I was honoured to be invited to share an evening reception at Wendy Barrie’s Scottish Food Studio in Aberdour on Sunday night with the American Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier.
Scotland has a lot of good gin. The latest brand to be launched is Kinrara, a London dry style highland gin. I went to the launch party at Kin, off Broughton Street.