Galvin Restaurants Launch Festival of Food and Drink 13th-19th May

is it wrong that I would happily go to every day of this ….? 

Galvin Festival of Food and Drink is a week-long celebration of events showcasing the finest in French and Scottish food, drink and hospitality.  From 13th – 19th May 2013 Michelin-starred brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin along with the general manager of Galvin at Windows Fred Sirieix and Sara Galvin, patron of Demoiselle by Galvin at Harrods, will host a series of food and cultural experiences in their seven restaurants in London and Edinburgh, inviting everyone to share in their love of all things Gallic and Gaelic and to be inspired by their true passions.

The Brothers Galvin, Chris & Jeff in the ktichen

The Brothers Galvin, Chris & Jeff in the ktichen

The final event in the week-long calendar takes place in Edinburgh on Sunday 19th May where Craig Sandle, executive chef at The Pompadour by Galvin, will give an exclusive masterclass in the restaurant kitchen, followed by Sunday lunch in Galvin Brasserie de Luxe.

The Pompadour by Galvin

The Pompadour by Galvin

Guests will be welcomed with a glass of champagne in the Pompadour Salon at 11 am by Craig and head sommelier, Peter Adshead.  This will be followed by a visit to the kitchen where Craig will demonstrate his signature dish of Warm Salad of Roasted Langoustine with Scottish Glamis Asparagus and Confit Duck Egg.  Peter will be on hand to talk about suitable wine pairings including natural wines.  Guests will then be taken to the Brasserie to enjoy Sunday Lunch.  Places cost £45 per person and includes champagne on arrival, Craig’s masterclass and a 3-course Sunday lunch in the Brasserie with a complimentary aperitif maison on arrival.  Drinks with lunch will be charged separately.

As part of the Galvin Week celebrations, a week-long special menu will also be available at Galvin Brasserie de Luxe (see below).

Galvin Brasserie de Luxe

Executive Chef Craig Sandle in the Galvin Brasserie de Luxe

The Pompadour By Galvin / The Galvin Brasserie De Luxe

The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB

To reserve a place, contact 0131 222 8975 or email

Galvin Week Menu at Brasserie de Luxe – available May 13-19

Salad of Spring Vegetables & Bosworth Ash Goats Cheese

Steak Tartare a la Maison

Lasagne of Crab, Beurre Nantaise


Roast Pavè of Sea Trout, Herb Gnocchi, Wild Garlic

Duck Confit, Boudin Noir, Red Wine Sauce

Risotto of Peas and Mint


Tarte Tatin aux Pommes, Crème Fraiche

OEuf a la Neige

Assiette de Fromage


2 Course £22.50

3 Course £26.50

Including a Glass of Pommery on Arrival

About Galvin Week

Galvin Week is a week-long series of events across seven restaurants with something for everyone to enjoy and a time for Chris, Jeff, Fred and Sara to meet up with old friends and new and revel in these delicious experiences together.

Each occasion has been especially created to reflect the unique character of the Galvin collection of individual award winning restaurants, from a gala Escoffier-inspired banquet at Michelin-starred La Chapelle, a dinner party and book reading by Chris and Jeff with stories from Galvin: A Cookbook de Luxe at Café à Vin to an Absinthe Renaissance tasting and cabaret  at Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, a “party in the sky” watching the sunrise at Michelin starred Galvin at Windows bar, and a Soup ‘de Luxe’ and Champagne supper at Demoiselle in Harrods.  In addition there will be a very special Apple Tarte Tatin baking competition at Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, London and a cooking masterclass with executive chef Craig Sandle at Pompadour by Galvin, as well as a week-long special menu at Galvin Brasserie de Luxe, both in Edinburgh.


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