Jelly & Gin, Edinburgh

present CREATE : EAT : WHISKY 2015

jelly & gin, jelly & gin edinburghDefinitely one for the diary, make sure you are free 14th – 17th May, if you’re a fan of ‘unforgettable edible adventures’ then you won’t want to miss this.

This year Jelly & Gin are teaming up with Haig Club to create an immersive experience that puts whisky cocktails centre stage. Guests will take a journey through different multi-sensory settings and drink cocktails, each designed to match the different environments. Using sound, light, small edible items, aroma and other environmental factors guests will be transported from mountain top to roaring fire, with an unexpected final destination.

Here’s a sneaky peak of last year’s amazing event…

Tickets for this year’s event are on sale now! See the Jelly & Gin website for details.

If you don’t know much about the Jelly & Gin ladies then check out our post from last year here. You never know, you might have walked past them in the street….you can’t miss them….

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CREATE : EAT : WHISKY 2015  takes place at Gayfield Creative Spaces, Edinburgh and runs from 14th – 17th May with various times/dates available.


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From the very same people that brought you Lovecrumbs……we are super excited to be able to introduce you to ‘Twelve Triangles‘.

Specialising in ‘donuts’, hello (!!) and all things ‘baked and savoury’ you are assured of a great coffee, a pretty awesome donut (doughnut??) and a rather large wall adorned with lovely green plants. Now there aren’t many places in Edinburgh that can do that. A great selection of freshly baked bread greets you at the door too. You’re not going to leave empty handed that’s for sure.
twelve triangles, edinburgh
twelve triangles, Edinburgh
twelve triangles, edinburgh
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twelve triangles, edinburgh

Cunningly disguised as a ‘jewellery repair workshop’ on Brunswick Street, EH7, we urge you to visit our new local hangout. We’ve been waiting for this in our neck of the woods…and in the words of Hot Chip…we ‘Need you Now‘ you tasty tasty donuts!

And if you’re wondering where the name came from pop in to see Hollie and talk to her about Dylan Thomas then all will become clear….kind of.

Twelve Triangles
90 Brunswick Street



March….another very busy month in the world of eating and drinking in Edinburgh, Scotland and beyond! We’re over halfway through the month, so much has happened already so we’re including a tiny bit of what you might have missed but a lot more of what you won’t miss. Boom.

This, is priceless….and we guarantee you’ll watch it to the end….

Slow food BIG TABLE suppers Mrs M attended the most recent Slow Food BIG TABLE supper at Cafe St Honore which was pretty yummy.  Chef Neil Forbes served up Grierson Organic brisket of beef and we learnt a lot about soil from the lovely Sascha Grierson. You can find details of future slow food events HERE.
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-  Where have Cult Espresso been all our lives? We’ve just found our new favourite coffee spot on the Southside of town. Serving Roundhill Roastery and guest espressos make it the next thing on your TO DO list.

- A couple of new supper clubs have sprung up in town – Buck & Birch and Haymarket Supper Club- we’ve updated our Supper Club directory to include further details. The ‘supper club scene’ continues to grow which is fab news for Edinburgh.

- Mrs M has ‘gone live’ on STV this week with a cheeky wee appearance in an advert for Fish is the Dish! Blink, you might miss her….and tbh we don’t really recognise her, the hair and slap must have taken quite some time….

- Mandolins - Yes, they are a useful bit of kit and we love them but crikey, ours has gone to the back of the cupboard after Mrs M had a ‘wee’ accident using ours whilst prepping for The BIG Dinner. Ten days later and the feeling in her fingertip has just come back. Be warned!

- Our BIG Dinner took place on Saturday 7th March, it was great fun despite the ‘incident’ mentioned above…. Currently funds raised stand at £24,000! Amazing! Not all dinners have been held yet so there is more to come. Huge congrats to Olivia and team for a job well done.

- WineTubeMap events just announced! Yay, we love the WineTubeMap and they’ve just announced a couple of new wine tasting events in April and May. Find out more over at

- Joy The Baker – well, she’s just got it all hasn’t she? We are regular readers of her blog, listeners of her podcast and viewers of her video channel. She can do no wrong. She is THE package. Totes recommend you go check her out.

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- We’ve STILL NOT BEEN but Century General Store, Marchmont, we are coming to get you.

- BBC Radio Scotland’s Kitchen Cafe moves to a new time this week – tune in on Thursday’s at 1:30pm. Diary note!

- Finally, stuck for an Easter gift? Bored of chocolate? Get one of these, go on, you know you want one. Space egg!
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Secret Herb Garden full moon suppers


The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat….And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand.
They danced by the light of the moon, the moon, the moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

Want to do something completely different? How about dinner in a glasshouse under the light of the full moon in a very secret place, well, maybe not so secret if four thousand ‘likes’ on Facebook are anything to go by….

We feel that this is a very special place and think you will too. The Secret Herb Garden is to the south west of Edinburgh and has been brought to life by Hamish and Liberty Martin and is somewhere people can ‘open the door to the magic of herbs’. The seeds for the Secret Herb Garden were first sown in 2011 when Hamish decided to pursue a radical career change from wine to herbs and in the last 12 months it has become a frequent go-to spot for us for tea and cake and a potter about. We even visited on Christmas Eve in the eye of a snow storm and had coffee in a cosy seat by the stove. We really love it.

During the course of this year when the full moon appears you can enjoy dinner in the glasshouse amongst like minded people who love herbs, love experiential dining and enjoy great food and wine. Hamish who has over 20 years experience in the wine trade will introduce matching wines to your dinner and will be introducing the herb garden’s own wine which we’ve heard will NOT give you a hangover…..result.

We’ll be dining at the Secret Herb Garden on Monday 4th May should you care to join us!

Secret Herb Garden full moon suppers Secret Herb Garden full moon suppers Photo credit Jacek Hubner

To book your table, please contact us : or call 0776 853 0044

Future dates are….
Saturday, 4 April 2015
Monday, 4 May 2015
Tuesday, 2 June 2015
Thursday, 2 July 2015
Friday, 31 July 2015
Saturday, 29 August 2015
Monday, 28 September 2015
Tuesday, 27 October 2015

£55/person : 4 course meal.
£75/person : 4 course meal and drinks.

All photos thanks to :
Jacek Hubner

Photographer & Filmmaker

And for all you ‘Owl and the Pussy Cat’ fans click below for the full rendition….

secret herb garden full moon suppersOwl created by Adriano Emerick from the Noun Project


WINE TASTING, wine tastings in  Edinburgh

Wine Tasting, Edinburgh

Bored of ‘normal’ wine tasting events? Then we have hopefully come to your rescue! Tickets please!

Thirsty?? Is it Thursday yet? It’s always just a few more sleeps until the weekend and if you’re thirsty by Thursdays…we usually are (!!)..then what better way to start your weekend than at a wine tasting event run by one of our chums, the lovely

If you’re not familiar with the WineTubeMap then head on over to to see what all the fuss is about. Imagine the London tube map, picture it in your mind, replace all the stations with wines – types of grape, styles of wine, geographical regions – now you’re talking. Take your very own journey along the lines and see where you end up.

So, starting in April at Summerhall, Edinburgh, you can drink your way along the Red Central Line. That’s Beaujolais, Languedoc, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rioja, Chianti (yes, we all remember THAT moment in Silence of the Lambs…) and more.

Expect the unexpected, expect more than just a wine tasting, be wowed with smells, tastes and sounds….Fun with a capital F!  Engaging, informal, entertaining, you will find out where you are on the map already ‘#YOUAREHERE’ and whether you want to move to the next station or are happy where you are. We are pretty sure you’ll find a new wine you never thought you would try, we have travelled along the Red Central Line a lot at the Towers and are huge fans of the WineTubeMap full stop in particular the Aromatic Line with Albarino and Viognier being our stand out favourites at the mo.

wine tasting, wine tastings in EdinburghUse the hashtags #youarehere on the night and find out what your fellow travellers are enjoying on their winetubemap journey.

If you can’t make April’s wine tasting, fear not. Join the WineTubeMap the following month for the Fizz Line, find tickets for all events here.

There will be a Thirsty Thursday wine tasting event on the first Thursday of every month so keep in touch with WineTubeMap on social media to find out what’s going on. If you miss a tasting then look out for the #WineGPS service on twitter throughout the month. Anything and everything you wanted to know about wine will be answered by the trusty Miss WineTubeMap herself, Nikki.

All aboard! the easy way to navigate wine wherever you are.


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