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THE BEST BURNS SUPPERS IN EDINBURGH

burns suppers in edinburgh

BURNS SUPPERS IN EDINBURGH

Nine more sleeps…..Here follow-eth a wee round up of what’s happening in celebration of the Big Man himself, Robert Burns, on the eve of 25th January. If we could spread ourselves thinly these are the Burns suppers in Edinburgh that we would go to this month. Dry January is well and truly OVER people! Chin chin!

BUCK AND BURCH AT CENTURY GENERAL STORE

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DATE AND TIME
Sat 28 January 2017
19:00 – 23:30 £55pp

Join Buck and Birch for their first outing of 2017. Friends of Century General Store the B&B boys are bringing 10 courses (10!!!) of the finest, freshest and wildest ingredients plucked from the landscape of the homeland that Burns himself loved so much, which will be enjoyed in the great company of others around a communal table.

Taking inspiration from native recipes and traditional cooking techniques Buck and Birch add their contemporary twist to create a completely original menu full of delicious treats and surprises. Add to this a selection of wilderness wines and spirits throughout you can be assured of a Burns Supper like no other.

Tickets available HERE

 

BURNS SUPPER AT THE PANTRY

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Wed 25 January 2017
19:30 – 23:00 £35pp

burns suppers in edinburghIf you’re a bruncher then you will know and love The Pantry we’re sure of that. Aside from their famous brunch dishes the team at the Pantry are also pretty good at rustling up dinner too! They’re celebrating Burns Night on the big day itself, January 25th. Join them for a four course supper at £35pp including a wee dram to toast the big man.

Menu…

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Tickets available HERE

 

WEDGWOOD THE RESTAURANT BURNS SUPPER

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DATE AND TIME
Wed 25 January 2017
19:30 – 23:00 £45pp

Award winning Wedgwood the Restaurant on Edinburgh’s historical Royal Mile will be celebrating Burns Night for the very first time on 25 January 2017 serving up its own modern take on a Burns supper.

Chef Patron Paul Wedgwood has established himself as one of Edinburgh’s best loved chefs and one who has an innovative take on haggis which he serves all year round including haggis made from pigeon, rabbit and even squirrel.

Enjoy a menu of Roast partridge, Jerusalem artichokes, spelt, squash, kale, followed by Douglas fir cured salmon with grapefruit. The main event itself is Venison, its own haggis, creamed leeks, pesto and beetroot followed by Cranachan and then Sticky toffee pudding, whisky butterscotch sauce, vanilla ice cream. Feeling full? You will be! 

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Tickets available HERE

AND IF you want to get out of town……

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Mad March Hare at Steampunk, North Berwick

DATE AND TIME
Sat 28 January 2017
19:00 – 23:00 £45pp

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Kicking off 2017 with their first pop up of the year the Mad March Hare has a celebration of Burns at Steampunk Coffee Roasters In North Berwick. A few entertaining Burns poems will be read by a master orator, and a Chinese fortune cookie will make an appearance, as it happens to be Chinese new year as well. £45 per place.

AND IF EATING OUT WASN’T ENOUGH……

You could always eat in on Burns Night ? and purchase a few Burns treats to enjoy at home. Breadwinner bakery have partnered up with Isle of Arran Distillers to make a scrumptious shortbread, and also have created a limited Burns Night range to be offered only from January 20 to January 29. Available in your local Scotmid store 🙂

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TIGERLILY EDINBURGH ‘DINE OUT’

TIGERLILY EDINBURGH ‘DINE OUT’

Check me out. Yes Mrs Monkfish is on film again and doing what she does best….food shopping! Plus eating (lots of), drinking coffee (even more of), and collaborating with the team at Tigerlily Edinburgh on their new ‘Dine out’ menu.

For the whole of January you can beat those Winter blues and ‘Dine Out’ for just £15 for TWO courses. We all love a bargain particularly when the menu has been designed by my very good self plus the ace kitchen team and chefs at Tigerlily. We wanted to be able to bring you good quality produce for a good price. £15 for two courses is possible if you shop well, choose seasonal produce and are creative in the kitchen. Clever cooking and eating well doesn’t have to cost the earth.

*** DINE OUT COMPETITION ***

And if that wasn’t enough Tigerlily are running a competition over on their FACEBOOK PAGE for you to win dinner on them. Click click, like and share, you know the score!

The winners dinner will take place on Tuesday 31st January. And don’t worry, you won’t have to dine out with me, you can take someone else instead!

For more info and pics on how I worked with Tigerlily see previous post HERE.

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THE DINING ROOM 28 QUEEN STREET

THE DINING ROOM 28 QUEEN STREET


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Date night….it doesn’t happen very often so when it does you’ve got to make the most of it… Both partial to a tasting menu (with accompanying drinks natch) we checked out The Dining Room 28 Queen Street which is part of the Edinburgh Scotch Malt Whisky Society whose home is a stunning Georgian townhouse. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a ‘members only’ affair as the Society has happily flung open its doors far and wide so that anyone can rock up and enjoy what’s on offer. Even us! Since the recent refurb they’ve tucked the members bar on the top floor of the Society but there’s a lovely new bar downstairs and a dining room on the first floor that we were welcomed to discover.

Tasting menu ordered now the only decision we had to make was whether to match our food with whisky or wine. Tough one. I love that whisky matches brilliantly with food, it’s complexities mean it can be matched with literally anything. Having said that I  personally can’t contemplate drinking 5 or 6 cask strength whiskies in one evening. Potential for head spin the following day!  That being the case we wimped out and took a wee dram with our ‘bites’ and a full dram with dessert.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society may not immediately be on your radar for a dinner date but we hope that this might change your mind. Since relocating to the first floor The Dining Room has a lovely light airy feel about it and feels rather ‘grown up’ but in a good way. Service was polite and efficient with the exception of missing out on some bread which wasn’t offered until after the starters and only when we asked. This didn’t bother me too much but Mr M likes to carb-load upfront so when it did arrive he scoffed 4 slices at once.

Aside from the bread incident the whole evening went swimmingly and the service was great. Our charming French waiter chose some great wines to go with our food and the menu went a little bit like this….

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Head chef James Freeman has put a great menu together. Continue reading

A COLLABORATION WITH TIGERLILY EDINBURGH

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TIGERLILY EDINBURGH HILARY STURZAKER

 

Tigerlily Edinburgh, there, I’ve said it. So what’s the first thing that comes to mind about Tigerlily? Could it be Gok Wan on the decks?! Yep, that’s happened recently…seriously. Could it be that they have one of the finest cocktail lists in town? Is it your Saturday afternoon post shopping destination for a quick drink before dinner? All of the above? Continue reading

LOVAGE EDINBURGH

LOVAGE EDINBURGH

LOVAGE EDINBURGH

In a nutshell…

Opening only a matter of months ago Lovage has already built up a loyal following thanks to its excellent service and outstanding food. It’s a real gem in the Old Town where you can try some very creative dishes using quality Scottish produce. A gem.

Who’s cooking…

Run by brothers Lukasz and Bartek Jedrejek the two chefs have both worked in various restaurants around Edinburgh. Bartek was most recently at…..

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