Tag Archives: Tasting Menu

Full Moon Dinner at The Secret Herb Garden

I was lucky enough to be surprised with one of these amazing dinners at the weekend as an early birthday present – I can’t recommend this highly enough as a foodie treat with a difference. I’ve been a fan of the Secret Herb Garden since it opened last year, it’s a very special place with a […]

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Private Dining at Ballathie House Hotel with Chef Tom Lewis

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited on a ‘Foodie’ press tour in Perthshire. We had a wonderful time meeting lots of inspiring food & drinks businesses, as well as getting involved (I especially enjoyed the sushi making master class with LovSushi and the Chilli planting at Chillilicious Chilli Farm but will save those for […]

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Chocolatier of choice Sebastien Kobelt’s ‘pop up’ Chocolate Menu at Purslane

Due to the success of this event Purslane and Sebastien are hosting more Chocolate Tasting events, contact the restaurant on the number below to find out more. Award-winning Pâtissier and Chocolatier Sebastian Kobelt is ‘popping up’ in fine dining restaurant, Purslane with a dessert-only tasting menu on Monday 13th January. Sebastian is well known in […]

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Dining at the Pass at One Square at The Sheraton

Being a food blogger it’s fair to say a lot of invitations come my way, and I have to say, this was a corker…… An opportunity to dine in the kitchen at the pass at One Square, with fellow foodies Hilary Sturzaker, @mymonkfish, Danielle Ellis, @EdinburghFoody and Erica Douglas, @erica. On offer was a 7 course tasting menu […]

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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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The Plumed Horse Tasting Menu (with wines of course :o)

To summarise, a lovely meal with great company, the surroundings were calming, comfortable and not detracting from the food, the staff were excellent, uber-polished but very open to a bit of banter from the more ‘raucous’ of the group! The food was good – well presented, well cooked and very tasty and apart from the one course that wasn’t to our taste, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it. They were also very generous with the wine with each course. At £65 per head & £45pp for the complimenting wines it’s on a par with the other Edinburgh based Michelin starred restaurants. I would definitely go again but would go A la carte and stick with red meats and wine, the carnivore that I am!

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Mark Greenaway at 12 Picardy Place – a pre Theatre cheeky

Strawberry Blonde, AVM and myself were all off to see Vincent & Flavia in their new show, Midnight Tango last week at The Playhouse so decided a return visit to Mark Greenaway was in order, I was last there for the launch party and have heard plenty of good reports since so it was well […]

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Castle Terrace Tasting Menu – the only place, ever, we didn’t leave a tip!

It’ll be no surprise to hear that our verdict on this place isn’t great. Although the A La Carte menu looked delicious it’s highly unlikely any of us would ever go back to try it. From start to finish the service from the waiting staff was bored and disinterested, often not explaining what we were being served, very rushed or just mumbled so we couldn’t understand it. The lack in variety of the wines (where was the champagne or a sparkling at the very least and a nice rose or even a chilled light red?) and the quality of the food did not make this a £100 per head experience.

SO different from the sumptuous and faultless experience we had when we had at Kitchin. It almost felt that this was aimed at tourists and we were simply ‘cash cows’ and it’s the first time we haven’t left a tip! We were all unanimous on that point! We left feeling totally cheated and headed off with much haste to get a nice bottle of red to fortify our somewhat flagging spirits.

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