dine out with TIGERLILY EDINBURGH
Tigerlily Edinburgh, there, I’ve said it. So what’s the first thing that comes to mind about Tigerlily? Could it be Gok Wan on the decks?! Yep, that’s happened recently…seriously. Could it be that they have one of the finest cocktail lists in town? Is it your Saturday afternoon post shopping destination for a quick drink before dinner? All of the above?
But do you ever think about eating dinner there??? Well, if that didn’t spring to mind immediately then make sure it does now because I can spill the beans on what’s happening food wise on the George Street establishment.
Over the last few months I’ve been working with Tigerlily Edinburgh on their new ‘Dine Out’ menu which means I’ve been hanging out with them quite a lot.
Myself and Eugene Reilly (head chef) have been eating our way around the Stockbridge farmers market, that’s been a chore….not! We’ve been tasting cheese, lots of, and have generally been talking about food, food and more food. And the occasional drink too.
Work can be such a pain sometimes….Oh, and I’ve had to have my photo taken a few times too [eye roll] all good fun.
What’s been really great about this collaboration is that I’ve been able to introduce them to some of my favourite suppliers including Peelham Farm, Summer Harvest, George Mewes cheese and Seriously Good Venison. I think that we’ve sourced some of the best local produce around without compromising on the quality of the dishes that are coming out of the kitchen.
You all know that I’m passionate about shopping ‘locally’ and knowing exactly where my food comes from and now I’ve had a great opportunity to put a real ‘foodies’ stamp on a menu that hundreds (no, thousands!) of Edinburgh folk (and beyond) will be able to taste, and come back and taste again. Back of the net for you guys.
Check out the menu for yourself HERE. Two courses for £15 at dinner or 2 mains for £10 at lunchtime. WIN! Dishes include Peelham Farm lamb and rosemary sausages with chive mash, and ‘monkfish’ (natch) in a prawn and mussel stew with baby potatoes, slow braised venison haunch with a juniper and red wine jus and colcannon mash. OMG, could it get any better. Yes, you can max up your dinner with a sharing dessert for two. Good food doesn’t have to cost the earth.
And looking to the future there should be a seasonal change after the Festive period AND a competition running in ION magazine so much more to look forward to in 2017. Food, my FAVOURITE subject, and then some.
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And if you want to read more about the project you can find a lovely article in ION magazine HERE.