‘Merry Christmas, darling. Here’s a box of toffees and some socks’ said the world’s least romantic gift giver.
We humbly suggest this approach instead – ‘Merry Christmas, darling. Here’s a three course meal for two in an intimate French restaurant in Old Town with a cheeky glass of Prosecco each.’
Gift a gift with an added dash of romance this year with today’s Big Deal on a meal for two plus fizz at the luxurious Hotel Du Vin in Edinburgh.
Atmospheric Old Town dining spot
Tucked away off a beguiling courtyard in the atmospheric Old Town, Edinburgh’s Bistro du Vin is a warm, welcoming space with lots of wine merchant memorabilia and restored fireplaces – very handy for when things turn frosty.
Three course meal with Prosecco
This Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a glass of Prosecco and a lavish three course meal from the prix fixe menu at Edinburgh’s Hotel du Vin.
It is available Monday to Saturday from 2nd January until 30th March 2019.
Robust, warming dishes
Inspired by French home-style cooking with robust earthy dishes, and slow-cooked foods, Bistro du Vin’s Gallic-influenced menu is always a treat.
The exact dishes on the prix fixe menu will change depending on the produce available. Typical starters might be the beef tartare, a classic onion soup or Provencal tart.
Hearty main courses include the slow-cooked boeuf Bourguignon, baked crepes with seasonal mushrooms or HdV’s take on bouillabaisse. A famous fish stew from the South of France, this version uses red mullet, monkfish, bream and king prawn.
Desserts like the profiteroles, tarte Tatin or cheese selection will bring your meal to an enjoyably sweet conclusion.
Extra sides, such as the pommes frites, wilted spinach and honey-roasted carrots, will be charged at £3.50.
It seems that Bistro du Vin is a hit with 5pm diners. Here are some rave reviews:
‘A wonderful evening! My friend and I had a fabulous time. The food is excellent as is the service.’ 5/5
‘Perfection. Had a fabulous lunch yesterday. Everything was perfect. All the staff are so friendly and very professional. Thank you.’ Rating 5/5
‘Very enjoyable lunch in a wonderful environment. Great service and the staff were very friendly. Everything was lovely, from the starter to the main course. Had the wine instead of champagne. Very nice.’ 5/5
Intimate Christmas gift
A three course meal with fizz in an atmospheric French restaurant is a Christmas present with added amour. Available Monday to Saturday until late March, you will have plenty of time to plan your special date.
Also, it goes without saying that this would make a fab gift for that foodie couple in your life