What did the cheese say to itself in the mirror?
‘Hallo me!’ No?
OK, it’s terrible and yet still better than 90% of the jokes you will hear as the Christmas crackers are opened this year.
The world’s cheesiest gag may not have made you smile.
Happily, this Big Deal on dinner with wine for two at The Townhouse Restaurant at the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel is a sure fire mood booster.
An elegant yet informal restaurant, The Townhouse serves Scottish and modern European dishes, all made with fresh, local produce.
Christmas gift idea
Available from early January to the end of April 2016, this offer would make a great Christmas gift.
Alternatively, you could treat yourself to a delicious dinner in the early part of 2016 – the perfect way to jolly up the coldest months.
Tucked away on Grosvenor Street in the West End, the restaurant is handy for Haymarket and the tramline so you could easily use this offer for a pre-show meal before whizzing along to the theatre district.
A la carte menu
Available seven days a week, from 5pm to 9pm, this offer is for two people to each have two courses from the a la carte menu along with a bottle of house wine to share.
The exact dishes on the menu will vary but typical starters might be the crayfish and avocado salad with a Bloody Mary dressing; the chicken liver parfait with quince sauce and brioche or the beef tomato and buffalo mozzarella with balsamic and basil oil.
Popular main courses include braised feather-blade of beef with pearl onions and a claret thyme jus or the baked salmon fillet with Red Aura potatoes, sauté green beans and dill cream sauce. There is also a grill section of steaks and burgers.
Vegetarians are well catered for with choices such as the walnut and Gorgonzola-filled potato gnocchi and oyster mushroom cream or the goat’s cheese, beetroot, rocket and roast pumpkin seed salad.
Desserts include options such as vanilla panacotta with Clementine syrup; ginger and plum sponge pudding with whisky custard and the glazed lemon tart with lime mascarpone.
Some dishes will be charged a supplement.
The Townhouse Restaurant has admirers on TripAdvisor as this excerpt from a longer review shows:
‘Nice hotel, beautiful food… We had a three course evening meal in The Townhouse Restaurant as well as breakfast and a number of lovely Mojitos. The food could not be faulted.’
The cold months can be blue. Pep them up with this tasty Big Deal on dinner for two with wine from The Townhouse Restaurant in Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, Edinburgh.