Celebrating with family and friends is fabulous but it always brings with it a central dilemma.
Should you mark that special birthday, anniversary or reunion in the comfort and privacy of your own home?
Or should you all head out to a restaurant to be pampered in style? That way, no one has to play host but then again, the experience is a lot less intimate.
Today’s Big Deal from the The Glasshouse in Edinburgh sets you free from that dilemma, as it offers a choice of two private dining experiences where you can celebrate in total elegance.
Choice of two dining experiences
This Big Deal from the five-star Glasshouse hotel in Edinburgh offers two sumptuous private dining experiences for a party of six to fourteen people. You and your party will have the stylish Walter Scott room all to yourselves.
As mentioned, this would be ideal for a celebration dinner. Plus as you will be in Central Edinburgh you could all head off to a show afterwards, perhaps to The Playhouse which is only a one minute stroll away.
This very flexible deal is available seven days a week from 5pm, until the end of October.
Private Dining Experience
Option one is for a private dining experience with a three course dinner, including a glass of prosecco on arrival. You will be dining from the Glenorchy Menu, which offers the following two tempting choices:
Open butter pastry tart, chargrilled courgette and roasted pepper finished with Scottish smoked cheddar
Roast breast of chicken with spring onions, crushed new potatoes, buttered carrots and red wine jus
Vanilla and white chocolate cheesecake with strawberry sorbet and a brandy basket
Potato and watercress soup with nutmeg crème fraiche
Sea bream fillet with Lyonnais potato, green beans, tarragon and tomato butter
Summer berries jelly with brioche ice cream
Whisky Experience Dinner
If you are a fan of the ‘water of life’ or just curious to learn more about Scotland’s national tipple, you might want to choose option two – the whisky experience dinner. Here, you will be served five gourmet courses with a different whisky carefully matched to complement the flavours of each dish.
The menu is as follows:
Hand dived scallops, burnt apple puree, grilled fennel, pea shoot salad
Paired with Macallan Gold
Loin of venison, thyme potato croquette, butternut squash puree, roast shallots & juniper berry jus
Paired with Lagavulin 16
Raspberry ripple, honey comb, oat scone, frosted raspberries
Paired with Glenfiddich 21
Selection of Scottish cheese with chutney and walnut bread
Paired with Balvenie Portwood 21
Award-winning hotel with roof garden
The Glasshouse is a multi award-winning boutique residence which has previously been voted Most Stylish Hotel at the Scottish Hotel Awards. Conde Nast Traveller also called it one of the Top 50 Hottest Hotels in the World.
Previously the 172-year-old Lady Glenorchy Church, this luxury hideaway has contemporary interiors and a two-acre rooftop garden with views of Calton Hill, which you could stroll around exploring before or after your meal.
5pm diners have shared enthusiastic praise for The Glasshouse, including the following, edited for length:
‘Had a lovely meal as usual…we feel that this is a hidden gem and more needs to be done to make people aware of this fabulous restaurant.’
‘...food was great, service was good, restaurant quiet at time we went, will go back again.’
‘The food was wonderful and the ambience was delightful.’
Dine in intimate luxury
Today’s Big Deal from the Glasshouse offers a choice of two private dining experiences for six to fourteen people. Both options would be perfect for a birthday or anniversary celebration, or could simply offer the ideal excuse for a get-together with family or friends.
Available seven days a week until the end of October, you will have plenty of time to plan your special evening.
Perhaps you could even pair it with a trip to the theatre?