DRAM & SMOKE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL

DRAM & SMOKE EDINBURGH

DRAM & SMOKE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL

Following numerous sold out London projects, Dram & Smoke is heading north of the border for The Edinburgh Festival Fringe; taking over a former Biscuit Factory for all of August.

Dishes that champion the best of Scottish produce are served up family-style from an open kitchen alongside well-sourced wine, Scottish beer, Naked Grouse whisky cocktails and a solid playlist. The house party vibe is helped along with bar games and live music performances plus the fully-stocked bar stays open late.

For £40 guests can expect a welcome cocktail + four course menu (attached) that includes Smoked Ham Hock & Haggis Terrine with Tattie Scones, Pickles & Crispy Capers as well as Pearl Barley Risotto with Razor Clams, Scottish Chorizo & Mushrooms. An epic, carve-at-the-table Braised Beef Brisket takes centre stage for main course before a final dessert course of Rhubarb & Custard with slabs of Heather Honeycomb.

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Get them quick before they’re gone gone gone…your evening starts at 7pm and the £40pp ticket gets you:

  • 1 Welcome Cocktail
  • 4 Course Tasting Menu (See below. Veggie menu also available)
  • Live Music
  • Access to our bar after dinner until late (dinner finishes at around 9.30pm)

You may want to know that the event has communal seating but don’t panic, you can sit by your nearest and dearest, just let the boys know when you book who you’d like to sit next to.

email paul@dramandsmoke.com

Dietary requirements are all sorted too, again just ping them an email.

Guests to arrive promptly at 7.00pm when doors will open.
Please note this is an 18+ event. Identification may be required.

DRAM & SMOKE EDINBURGH

DRAM & SMOKE EDINBURGH

DRAM & SMOKE EDINBURGH

DRAM & SMOKE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL

DRAM & SMOKE EDINBURGH

YO SUSHI TO GO!

YO SUSHI TO GO!

yo sushi to goWe quite like Japanese food at the Towers so imagine when Yo Sushi knocked on the door one day and offered up a HUGE takeaway so that we could sample their new #tokyotogo takeaway menu! Back of the net. Happy days.

With very little hesitation required we perused the menu ‘online’ and placed our order. Although unable to deliver (hrmph) we jumped in the Monkfish Motor and headed up to Harvey Nichols Yo Sushi to pick up the goodies.

WELCOME TO TOKYO! FOR FULL MENU CLICK HERE!

yo sushi to goIzakaya range, offering you the opportunity to try one of the newest foodie trends, ‘Izakaya dining’, at home. So what exactly is ’Izakaya dining’?

Well, actually, the strict definition is a Japanese informal gastro pub, a kind of after work bar where you can chillax and enjoy a couple of courses and a few drinks. The pace is slow so you can’t be in a rush and you’re likely to sit at low tables or at the bar. A kind of tapas type thing I suppose. Sounds good to me. According to the Yo Sushi marketing peeps it’s well ‘on trend’ at the moment. You heard it here first.

Options on the new Yo Sushi menu include Teba No Karaage (crispy fried chicken wings), Okonomiyaki (Japanese savoury pancake), Maguro Katsu (breaded tuna) or Seabass Nanbanzuke (sweet and sour seabass on rice).

Really like the graphics that Yo are using and the new menu is pretty cool, here’s a few snaps of it here…

yo sushi tokyo to go

Pretty cool huh?

yo sushi tokyo to go

They’ve even got sweets!!!!

yo sushi tokyo to go

We ordered quite a bit to be fair but we felt it was important to get an overall feel for the new menu and try out all the new dishes. So along with the obligatory sushi and sashimi we tried out some new cold rice dishes, a couple of hot dishes which came in the cutest ‘hot pots’…

yo sushi to go

And the rest of it…with plenty of pickled ginger, wasabi and soy sauce included…
yo sushi to go
Great fun for a saturday night, totally loved it and will definitely do it again soon. The hot pots could have been hotter but that’s down to my driving skills from St Andrew’s Square back to the Towers and a quick 10 minutes on gas mark 2 sorted them out. Have always loved the concept of Yo Sushi, it makes Japanese food more accessible to the masses. Ok, it’s not completely authentic but it does a pretty good job of it. And it’s ALMOST as good as sitting in Yo Sushi itself.

Now, who can I call to get that conveyor belt installed around our kitchen table…..

yo sushi to go
The new Yo Sushi To Go menu is available online now! For pick up from your local branch. Go get it.

We used our local branch of Yo at:

YO! SUSHI EDINBURGH HARVEY NICHOLS

Fourth Floor,
Harvey Nichols 
30-34 St Andrew Square
EH2 2AD

Tel: 0131 341 1771

Email: yo.edinburgh@yosushi.com

Opening Times:

Monday: 11.30am – 5.30pm
Tuesday – Saturday: 11.30am – 9pm
Sunday: 11.30am – 5.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

CASTLE TERRACE EDINBURGH

CASTLE TERRACE EDINBURGH

Exquisite…

With Dominic Jack at the pass, Castle Terrace Edinburgh stands alone thanks to the innovative cuisine and the exceptional service.

One of the kingpins of the Edinburgh fine-dining scene over the last few years, Castle Terrace continues to deliver exquisite dishes in its newly refurbed contemporary dining room at the foot of Edinburgh castle. Part of the renowned Kitchin group, it stands alone thanks to the innovative food that chef Dominic Jack brings to the table.

who’s cooking

Chef patron Dominic Jack is at the helm – he’s been cooking at Castle Terrace since it opened its doors in 2010. Prior to that he was working alongside his friend and Michelin-starred chef Tom Kitchin, who he’s known since the age of 17.

Dominic’s career started at Gleneagles Hotel…..

TO READ OUR FULL REVIEW ON OLIVEMAGAZINE.COM CLICK HERE…

Written for www.olivemagazine.com

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All photos thanks to Olivia Halvorsen of OHTaste.

NORN EDINBURGH

NORN EDINBURGH

Norn edinburgh

Amazing…

One of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had in Edinburgh.

Dining at the newly opened Norn*(in the site of the old Plumed Horse) is incredible and a few hours of your life that you will savour for a very long time.

With great consideration for ingredients, seasonality, and sourcing, and a focus on creativity Norn has a clear edge on other restaurants in town. Forget white tablecloths and hushed voices – the Rolling Stones are playing on the jukebox, the front of house have very cool moss linen aprons and you’ll get a visit from each of the chefs in the kitchen over the course of your meal. It feels young, different and very exciting.

Enjoy the extremely reasonable 3 course lunch for £20 otherwise indulge yourself in the 4 or 7 course tasting menus (with the option of matching wines.

Who’s cooking:

Chef Scott Smith created Norn……….

TO READ OUR FULL REVIEW ON OLIVEMAGAZINE.COM CLICK HERE

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SHERRY TASTING ON WORLD TAPAS DAY!

SHERRY TASTING ON WORLD TAPAS DAY!

Sherry and tapas, probably two of my favourite things so when an opportunity comes up for a sherry tasting (on world tapas day** of all days!) with Bodegas Urium and some tasty accompanying tapas created by the team at Goya23, Edinburgh, nothing was going to keep me away!

SHERRY TASTING ON WORLD TAPAS DAY

I know a little bit about sherry. I know I like it, quite a lot! I’ve spent some quality time in Andalucia and have visited some bodegas in Jerez. I’ve eaten plenty of tapas in Jerez, Cadiz, Vejer de la Frontera and have always matched them with a sherry. Usually a chilled Fino on a very hot day. I’ve a very good friend who lives in Vejer who is a sherry ambassador (Annie Manson) and she has imparted some in depth knowledge to me on my travels about the wonderful world of sherry.

I love that sherry pairs so brilliantly with food whether it be fish, seafood, charcuterie, cheese, dessert. Continue reading