It may be Baltic outside but guests are guaranteed a warm welcome at Iglu, an award-winning restaurant and bar on Jamaica Street in Edinburgh’s gorgeous New Town.
Since opening in 2005, Iglu has been recommended by the Michelin Guide, hit listed several times by The List and has been a finalist in the RSPCA Good Business Awards.
On the plate, this adds up to delicious, ethically sourced food which shows off the best of Scotland’s food and drink.
If that sounds the sort of thing likely to whet your appetite then pack your bib and tucker for today’s Big Deal on a Whisky Tasting and Dinner at Iglu.
Appealing to whisky novices and connoisseurs alike, the Whisky Tasting and Dinner gives a unique insight into the world of Scotch whisky. Led by a tutor, guests will discover how Scotland’s water of life is made, and most importantly, sample a few wee drams.
The one hour tasting session will give you the chance to nose and taste four single malt whiskies from the main whisky producing regions of Scotland: the Lowlands, Highlands, Campbeltown and Islay.
Taste of Scotland
At Iglu, the kitchen sources as much seasonal produce as possible from Scotland. It makes environmental sense, helps local businesses and, most importantly, Scottish produce is some of the best in the world.
The menu is seasonal so it will change depending on what’s available when you visit but a typical six course Taste of Scotland menu at Iglu might look like this:
Freshly made soup of the day made using local, organic vegetables
Home cured Loch Duart salmon served with chive crème fraiche and blinis
Pan roasted breast of wood pigeon with potato scone and onion compote
Chargrilled Aberdeen Angus sirloin steak served with fondant potatoes, steamed greens & pepper sauce
Textures of chocolate – a selection of small chocolate desserts
Duo of Scottish cheese served with fruit chutney & oatcakes
Fantastic gift idea
With vouchers valid from the 8th of January to the 13th of February 2013, this offer would make a welcome stocking filler for the gourmet whisky lover in your life. It would also be a great treat – something to buy now, put aside and look forward to in the depths of January.
Iglu has had plenty of plaudits from magazines, guides and trade bodies but it’s the public that really counts. If TripAdvisor is anything to go by, then they are just as enthusiastic:
‘Love this place. Their wines and food are both well selected, the atmosphere is cosy and friendly. This place is a little haven from the busy streets of the New Town, perfect for a wintry Sunday afternoon with the papers, wine and good company.’