Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Glasgow Restaurant Festival

We kicked off the long weekend in style at the Launch Party for the Glasgow Restaurant Festival.

The amazing foodie Festival is "the first ever city-wide Glasgow Restaurant Food Festival - four weeks of unique dining experiences across the city, all brought to you by Glasgow's best chefs and favourite restaurants." Well that sounds like a pretty marvellous idea to me!

Set in Candleriggs Square, in Merchant City is the beautiful Spiegeltent. It's a gorgeous venue, with red drapes, mirrors and stained glass perfectly complimenting the vintage vibe. We picked up our welcome cocktail and decided to have a wander.

There for the launch party we bumped into; The Gannet, Porter and Rye, Red Onion, Section 33, Makar Gin and the Glengoyne Distillery.

I'd always wanted to give The Gannet a go as I'd heard amazing things about it and the canap├ęs definitely didn't disappoint, they were sublime and I'll be booking a table in the near future! Now, I've visited Porter and Rye before and if you're a beef fan, please, please, please just go, go now. Red Onion had some delicious food on offer and one I hadn't heard about before, Section 33, had some amazing spicy duck. Also, although I'm not a whisky, I had a wee dram at the Glengoyne stand and found myself to quite enjoy the 12 year.
Makar Gin really made an impression.

We waited for our turn tasting and the lovely gentleman from Makar chatted all about the gin, telling us about all the ingredients and giving us a wee taste. He even said he was very impressed with my palette as I picked out the aniseed flavour - get me!

We finished the tasting with a martini for the road.

It was a great we evening for a wandering around the tent and seeing what was on offer. The atmosphere was a perfect combination of relaxing and buzzing and showed off the best of the foodie scene. The live bands were also fantastic and we could sit and toe-tap as we sipped our martinis.
The festival is a brilliant celebration of food and what the Glasgow culinary scene has to offer. From the 24th of March to the 24th of April you can enjoy Secret Dining, Pop-Up Dining and Dining in the City events.

It was a really fantastic and tasty evening and we'll definitely be booking into some delicious evenings over the festival!

Thanks for having us!

1 comment:

  1. This looks like such a fantastic event! Would love to have got down to visit <3

    Gisforgingers xx