Here are the Big Deal’s predictions for 2012: man will learn to fly unaided; Scotland will win the Grand Slam and Simon Cowell will retire to a mountain cave for a life of quiet contemplation.
Obviously, one of them is less likely to happen than the other two. Cowell will never, ever, ever retire.
Admittedly, the Big Deal’s crystal ball gazing has never been 100% accurate. Nonetheless, we are confident that if you take up today’s Big Deal then you and a friend will enjoy a cracking surf ‘n’ turf feast in 2012.
Hidden downstairs, away from the bustle of the main bar, the Cellar Restaurant at Ryan’s Bar is an intimate venue bursting with character and charm.
While it is one of the West End’s gems, it is also one of Edinburgh’s best kept secrets.
Recently revamped, it’s a stylish affair with an ensemble of talented pianists tickling the ivories and enhancing the vibe on a regular basis.
Great surf ‘n’ turf
Today’s Big Deal is for two people to each enjoy two courses from a wide section of dishes on the popular surf ‘n’ turf menu.
As well as seven starters, the menu includes a selection of five turf dishes along with five different surf options.
Typical starters include the seared king scallops with crispy bacon served with a noisette butter and the haggis filo parcels with a cranberry and red onion chutney.
As well as a 16oz T-bone and a classic Beef Wellington, the turf selection features a choice of three different 8oz steaks.
The surf selection includes line caught sea bass spiced with sizzled ginger, chilli and spring onion or you might want to try the black pepper crusted tuna steak served on a bed of green vegetables with a lemon oil dressing.
Perfect Christmas gift
Apart from Burns Night on the 25th of January and Valentine’s Day, these vouchers are valid Wed-Sun until the 31.03.12.
A surf ‘n’ turf meal at the Cellar Restaurant at Ryan’s Bar could put a big smile on someone’s face on Christmas morning.
Alternatively, buy a couple for yourself to brighten up the cold, dark months at the start of the new year.