Events 2017


I get to attend lots of interesting food, drink and travel related events and festivals. Many of these I am invited to attend or review but I have the right to decline to post/review/promote anything that I don’t think is up to TartanSpoon standards. Here’s what’s happening in my world this year.


  • Attended the Vapiano opening launch party
  • Invited to the opening of @pizza
  • Invited to Foodies festival
  • Reviewed Browns festive menu
  • Attended the Malmaison festive menu launch
  • Invited to the LUX Christmas Party
  • Reviewed the White Horse and Oyster bar


  • Attended the Scotsman Food and Drink awards – finalist in the Most Dedicated Food Blogger Category
  • Attended the SLTN Awards in Glasgow
  • Travelling to Scottish Borders for – Will Travel for Food segment
  • Reviewed the St Andrews event and dinner at Hard Rock Cafe
  • Reviewed Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar
  • Invited to the Fizz Festival
  • Invited to the Navadhanya new menu launch
  • Invited to the Christmas party for Burr Coffee
  • Reviewed Twenty Princes Street new menu
  • Reviewed Burger
  • Invited to the White Horse and Oyster bar opening


  • Interviewed the Worlds No1 Chef, Chef Joan Roca from Celler de Can Roca, Spain
  • Travelled to Glasgow for – Will Travel for Food segment
  • Attended the Gastronomic Experience with Chef Joan Roca at Colstoun House
  • Invited to the Pickerings Gin Christmas Bauble launch
  • Reviewed Dubbha restaurant, Glasgow
  • Reviewed The Shore Grill & Fish Bar
  • Reviewing Ishka Afternoon Tea
  • Invited to Ishka Christmas launch
  • Invited to NKD Pizza launch
  • Reviewing Jessie Mays Restaurant and Bar
  • Reviewing Herbivore Kitchen
  • Reviewed Wagamamas new menu
  • Attended Twenty Princes Street Christmas launch
  • Attended the Dobbies Exhibition opening at the Royal Botanics
  • Reviewed Afternoon Tea at the Hub
  • Attended the launch of Buffalo House at the Last Word Saloon
  • Attending the Stewart Brewing launch at Brewhemia
  • Reviewing the Vindacoo Burger at the Boozy Cow
  • Reviewing Hotel De Vin
  • Reviewing Veeno
  • Attending the dinner at MacDonald Hotel with Chef Paul Tamburrini
  • Reviewing PizzaExpress
  • Product placement : Ailsa Bay Whisky, Absolut Vodka Lime, Innes and Gunn Raspberry Barrel Saison Beer


  • Travelling to London for – Will Travel for Food segment
  • Attended the Restaurant Design Show in London
  • Reviewing the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
  • Attended the Vapiano Press trip to Manchester
  • Attended the launch of The Ivy on the Square
  • Attended to the launch of Toast
  • Attended the launch of Quay Commons
  • Attended the launch of East Pizza
  • Reviewed Whistle Stop Barber Shop and their new menu
  • Invited to the Dobbies and Botanics evening
  • Invited to the Christmas launch at Twenty Princes Street
  • Reviewing Afternoon Tea at The Hub
  • Reviewing Afternoon Tea at Divino Enoteca
  • Invited to Kokoro Gin evening
  • Invited to Rabble Christmas launch
  • Invited to NKD pizza launch
  • Invited to Quay Commons launch
  • Invited to Steak rebranding launch


  • Attended the launch of Isle of Harris Gin collection service with e-teaket
  • Attended the launch of Burger and Fringe, Wagyu Burgers at Radisson Blu
  • Attended the Caorunn Gin Garden launch
  • Attended the opening of the Cocktail Festival launch
  • Visited the Kitsch Soda Float stall at Bedlam Theatre
  • Reviewed Chaophraya breakfasts
  • Reviewed The Fifty Five at Royal Hotel, Bridge of Allan
  • Attended to the Hickory Bars event at BBC
  • Attended to the Edinburgh Gin, Art and Science event
  • Invited to the Supper Club event, Biscuit Factory
  • Invited to the Cocktail Festival masterclasses
  • Attended the Annual Student Lunch at the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School


  • Reviewed Rabble, Edinburgh
  • Invited to the opening of The Shore, Queensferry
  • Attended the launch of Afternoon Tea in Peacock Alley, Waldorf Astoria
  • Attended the Champagne masterclass and pre-opening of the patio area at Dine
  • Attended the launch of Leith Gin, Malmaison Hotel
  • Reviewing Down the Hatch, South Queensferry
  • Reviewed Colession Hotel, Stirling
  • Attended Edinburgh Food Festival George Square
  • Invited to the launch of Veeno, Quartermile
  • Invited to the launch of Greenmantle


  • Attended the opening of Rabble
  • Invited to the Whyte and Mackay Rugby event in Glasgow
  • Attending the launch of Oyster Happy Hour at Galvin Brasserie De Luxe
  • Attending the Seafood evening at the Tall Ship in Glasgow
  • Cortado time at Burr and Co
  • Attended the Tasting History event at Rib-Aye with Susan Morrison
  • Reviewed Gin Cocktails at Hotel Indigo York Place
  • Attended the Craft beer and artisan cheese masterclass at Galvin Brasserie de Luxe
  • Reviewing the Gateway Restaurant, Royal Botanics
  • Attended the launch of Tim Hortons, Glasgow
  • Reviewed Epicurean, G&V
  • Reviewed Ishka Cocktail bar
  • Reviewed salads and juices for Greggs


  • Attended the launch of the new Quinessential Scottish Breakfast at the Waldorf Astoria, The Caledonian
  • Invited to wine tasting at the West Room
  • Attended the launch of the World Burger Tour, Hard Rock Cafe
  • Reviewed Reekies Smokehouse
  • Invited to the relaunch of the Gateway Restaurant, Royal Botanics
  • Attended the Chef Alliance event at Scran Salon
  • Scotsman Food and Drink Awards, EICC
  • Co-host on Scotlandhour live chat on Twitter
  • Attended the Taittinger Champagne tasting at the Kilted Lobster
  • Invited to the Slow Food Big Table Dinner at Earthy
  • Invited to the Malmaison Summer menu dinner launch
  • Hosted a Fine Dining Dinner with Chef Spence from LaBelleAssiette
  • Invited to the launch night of Ishka, Edinburgh’s newest cocktail bar
  • Attended the Hard Rock’s World Burger Tour
  • Invited to the Galvin Brasserie de Luxe Masterclass Sauvignon Blanc and Goats Cheese
  • Reviewing The Fountain Restaurant
  • Reviewed Roast at the Printing Press
  • Attended the Pocket Guide to Whisky Launch


  • Invited to the House of Peroni Art and Technology launch
  • Invited to the launch of the Tales of the Cocktail at the Caves
  • Attended the Edinburgh Gin Tales of the Cocktail at The Biscuit Factory
  • Attended the Darnleys Gin night Tales of the Cocktail at the Chop House Market st
  • Attended the launch night for the new Wagamamas, St Andrews Square
  • Reviewed Tony Singh at the Apex
  • Reviewed the Queens Arms Sunday Roast
  • Review the Huxley
  • Exclusive dinner with Executive Chef, Wagamamas
  • Reviewed of Kyloe Sunday Roast
  • Invited to the Bathgate Food Assembly launch night
  • Attended to Leith Chop House exclusive blogger event
  • Invited to attend Bar Soba new masterclasses launch event
  • Attended the Brew Lab late night launch event
  • Invited to The Granary to view their new restaurant refurbishment
  • Irvited to Review The Spiritualist, Glasgow
  • Guest speaker at the Scotland Food and Drink, Talking Trends conference in Perth
  • Attended the Firkin Birthday celebration at 56 North


  • Attended Bar Soba new menu launch
  • Attended Frisky Froyo new Smoothie Bowl launch
  • Launch of the cocktails at The Permit Room, Dishoom
  • Interview with Breadwinner Bakery
  • Review of Story Cafe, Storytelling Centre
  • Breakfast at Dishoom
  • Reviewed the Granary, The Shore Mothers Day menu
  • Review of Cucina, G&V Hotel
  • Meet the Neighbours evening at Malmaison, The Shore
  • Review of the Greedy Fox, Dalkeith
  • Review of Seasons
  • Review of Browns Restaurant and Bar
  • Launch of Malmaison Spring Menu


  • Review of Forage and Chatter
  • Review of Heads and Tales Gin Bar
  • Review of Roti
  • Slow Food Big Table Dinner at Rib-Aye
  • Review of Twenty Princes Street


  • Wine tasting at the Italian Consulate
  • Official opening party for Dishoom
  • Invited to the Gin night at No8 Lister Square
  • Invited to the opening of Taisteal
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