Another wine bar launch, this time in Stockbridge, Good Brothers Wine Bar boasts an impressive wine list with more than 1,000 wines from around the world.
Kerry attended the launch of new wine bar, Il Calice on Picardy Place, opened by wine-importer owners, father and son, Ronnie and Kyle Reid.
On Thursday, Amy and Caroline went to Gayfield Creative Spaces to celebrate the launch of AwB Bespoke, Angels with Bagpipes’ catering service.
Kerry attended the relaunch of the whisky bar, Kaleidoscope, at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society on Queen Street and had a tour of the recently renovated townhouse. Fabulous treats from their Dining Room restaurant were on offer as well as the opportunity to find the perfect whisky for your personality.
As part of Kerry’s mad Festival antics, she attended a Glengoyne Whisky Supper at Cannonball. It was a chance to become a whisky aficionado with like-minded individuals in a group dining experience a stone’s throw from the Castle.
Until the end of the August, The Caley Bar hosts Gin House, featuring Eden Mill gin and cocktails. I went to the opening night to try them out. Their original gin is bright and citrussy, a great cocktail base and refreshing with Fentiman’s floral tonic. The Love gin was interesting: rose…
Kerry escaped the frantic city and headed to Leith for a theatrical dining experience, courtesy of the Naked Grouse, at the launch of Dram & Smoke. The Scottish pop-up restaurant runs at the Biscuit Factory during the Fringe. Created by school friends and Edinburgh natives Paul Ross and Nick Fulton,…
Kerry was excited to attend a book launch for esteemed cookery writer Elisabeth Luard (to the right above, with Kerry) at Vin Caffe. She is, in Kerry’s opinion, one of the best writers around. Elisabeth was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Guild of Food Writers (June 2016) in recognition of the rich talent and unique voice she has demonstrated since the publication of her first book, European Peasant Cookery, three decades ago. Her new book Squirrel Pie (and other stories) – Adventures in Food Across the Globe recounts anecdotes of the many places she has visited: scouring for snails in Crete, sampling exotic spices in Ethiopia and tasting pampered oysters in Tasmania.
A talented artist, the book is illustrated with Elisabeth’s own sketches and will appeal to anyone with a taste for travel, and an affinity for that most universal of languages: food. Kerry took her 20 year old copy of Family Life: birth, death and the whole damn thing to be signed. It is Elisabeth’s memoir of raising her young family of four in Andalusia. Stories juxtaposed with her charming sketches and recipes, this is a book that should be on everyone’s book club list.
Kerry attended the relaunch of Harry’s Bar in Randolph Place in the West End on Thursday. This old haunt has evolved to be one with a social conscience and is now describing itself as a bar with a restaurant and a dance floor.