Tag Archives: cheese

Cocktails & Dinner at La Petite Mort

Any restaurant that names itself after the French phrase for an orgasm has to be pretty confident in it’s offering so when La Petite Mort asked me to come along and try their porthole cocktails and have dinner they didn’t need to ask twice. Tucked away around the corner from the Kings Theatre and adjoining […]

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Anniversary Lunch at Craig Millar @ 16 The West End

After 48 hours of feasting in Fife courtesy of the Fife Tourism Board (more on those foodie adventures to follow) you might’ve thought that would’ve been enough, but then maybe not, my constitution has long been a source of amazement to others. There was actually an occasion to be celebrated, our first wedding anniversary, so […]

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WIN with Prosciutto di San Daniele & Grana Padano

The lovely people at San Daniele & Grana Padano kindly sent us a wee hamper with some samples and a cheese knife – I’ve often bought Grana Padano – I like to use it in my cooking – but never (knowingly) tried the Prosciutto before – it was really good too – so soft, unlike […]

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Lunch at Castle Terrace – Review

I was lucky to be invited along to a bloggers lunch at Castle Terrace Restaurant this week along with Danielle, Edinburgh Foody, Olivia, Oh! Taste and Emma Foodie Explorers. We were invited to see the changes from refurbishment earlier in the year, sample the menu and go behind the scenes. We were hosted by the Group’s (Kitchin, Castle […]

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Itchycoo at The Radisson Blu

Last week I was invited along to try the new Sea, Field, Farm & Heaven menu at Itchycoo – the restaurant in The Radisson on The Royal Mile. I wouldn’t normally go to a hotel restaurant, lot less one on the Royal Mile but the name was so appealing I thought I’d give it a […]

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A Foodie’s dreams came true on a significant birthday

Last weekend I saw in a significant birthday (yes, I know I don’t look bad for 21! ). I don’t usually ‘do’ birthdays but this year was to be a bit different, and oh my, what a weekend it was! So how does a foodie mark a special event… Food-wise it began with a birthday barbecue […]

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The Tasting Menu at Purslane Restaurant in Stockbridge

Purslane Restaurant in Stockbridge has become a firm favourite of ‘Bees’ & I. It’s small and beautifully formed and both Chef/Owner Paul and Gregor on front of house are fantastic hosts. We’ve long been wanting to try the Tasting Menu (with wines of course) and last week we had something to celebrate so indulged ourselves […]

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Bubbles at The Balmoral – Champagne Tasting with Régis Camus

“I only drink champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad.
 Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone.
 When I have company I consider it obligatory. 
I trifle with it if I’m not in a hurry and drink it when I am, otherwise I never touch the stuff unless I am thirsty.”
― Lily Bollinger (and one […]

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Mexican Fondue – my new favourite Fondue recipe

As friends will well know, I’ve long been a big fan of a hearty Fondue, most dinner guests have had one at some time or another while visiting. Whilst I have extensively experimented with different cheeses in the quest for the perfect mix (my best yet is Gruyere, Emmental & Jarlsberg), I’ve always stuck to […]

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A selection of Burns Suppers in Edinburgh – Friday 25th January

 “Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great Chieftan o’ the Puddin-race! …” If you’re looking for somewhere to go for a Burns Supper this year, here’s a selection of what’s on offer at a variety of venues in the Capital, from the traditional haggis, neeps & tatties to something a little alternative – something for […]

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