Tattu, the new stylish contemporary Chinese restaurant, has finally opened its fourth restaurant in Edinburgh. While I may have missed out on the soft launch of Tattu, I finally got a sneaky preview last night and completely get what everyone is raving about. It’s an Instagrammer’s delight.
Fred Berkmiller, winner of the Best Restaurant/Food Eatery award hosted an evening of drinks, snacks and awards at Bar à vin in the West End. There the winners, media and interested parties came together to sip wine, eat tartines and celebrate this year’s Scottish winners.
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.