I had the privilege of being invited to Asda’s Extra Special Scotland event by my friend Tartan Spoon Blog in conjunction with Asda, Edinburgh New Town Cookery School and Morrow Communications. Continue reading
(AD-Gifted: I was invited to sample some of the wines and steaks on offer at The Chop House, Bruntsfield).
The Chop House is one of my favourite Edinburgh steak houses. I spent Hogmanay at their Bruntsfield restaurant (they boast 3 now, the other 2 are in Leith and at The Arches on Market Street). Their Bruntsfield one is a mere 12 minute walk from my house and it’s great to have fabulous steak pretty much on your doorstep! Continue reading
I’ve always had the notion of visiting Tasmania since finding out that my grandpa’s sister emigrated there as a young woman. That part of Australia, disconnected from the mainland, standing proud on its own. We only had 5 days there so we tried to do the best bits. Let me tell you about my experience and recommendations.
Edinburgh’s south side is fast becoming a foodie haven and there’s a new and improved kid on the block. The Salisbury Arms is a recently renovated Georgian Gastropub with beautifully finished features inside and out. On entry to the main restaurant you are greeted with a cosy yet open dining area and your eyes are immediately drawn to the roaring fire which is the centre piece of the room.
I am gushing over how good my Sunday has been. I received a very thoughtful Christmas present from my other half to attend a 3 hour cooking experience at Nick Nairn’s Cook School. Now as you all well know, I am a massive foodie and it felt great to be on the other side for a change – being the student instead of the teacher. However I don’t know much about Nick Nairn himself! So here’s what I’ve found out….
You could describe The Jolly Botanist as my local, as it is a mere 200 metres from where I live and a stones throw from Haymarket train station and tram stop. With a classy but quirky Victorian-aged style, it is the perfect place for a gin and tonic with it being a gin bar stocking over 72 gins, so plenty to sample! However it stocks all of your other spirits you would expect from any other bar, as well as lagers, craft beers, wine, cocktails and prosecco. Great for a few weekend drinks or a couple of gin and tonics midweek, it also boasts a bit of space out front which is great on a sunny day for catching some rays compete with gin in hand. Continue reading
I’d been wanting to go to Fork & Field for a wee while now since hearing of a big refurb of the old Torphican Inn in my boyfriend’s native Mid Calder.
Owned by the same owners of quirky gin bar The Jolly Botanist on Morrison street right by Haymarket train station in Edinburgh, I had the feeling I’d be in for good things.