The Naked Grouse, the official whisky partner of sell out Scottish pop-up restaurant, Dram & Smoke is giving one lucky winner and three of their friends the chance to enjoy a five course menu at this year’s opening night on Saturday 10th December 2016 at 7pm at The Leather Tannery.
Following numerous sold-out projects, Scottish pop-up Dram & Smoke is returning with ‘The Xmas Project’ to their former winter home in London Bridge for two weeks from the 10th December.
Created by school friends and Edinburgh natives Paul Ross and Nick Fulton, this pop-up dining experience is all about celebrating the best of Scottish produce. “The Dram & Smoke idea stems from our love of the amazing produce that comes from the natural larder that is Scotland” says Head Chef, Nick. “We want to create dishes inspired by our home country that big-up the fantastic ingredients found there and deliver them in a lively environment.”
A fully stocked bar is on hand to keep guests refreshed. For cocktails, whisky is front and centre with a list courtesy of The Naked Grouse, which is small batch, double matured in sherry casks giving a sweet and spicy taste profile. Scottish gin, a short but sweet wine list and a range of craft beers from Harviestoun Brewery also feature and if that’s not enough, there will also be Old Fashioned’s on tap… literally… served from a cocktail draught system.
At a time of year when turkey overload is a distinct possibility, Dram & Smoke’s dishes bring big festive flavour with a Scottish twist. To kick things off, a light starter of Partridge & Pear with Game Chips & Clementine, followed by a riff on a classic Christmas starter: Beetroot and Sloe Gin Cured Smoked Salmon served with pickled cucumber and buttermilk. The humble sprout is celebrated in the third course; Battered Brussels with Spiced Pumpkin Soup, Crowdie Cheese and Haggis Crumb. The main delivers a slice of comforting wintery joy in the form of a hearty Wild Venison & Bone Marrow Pie served family-style with a slew of seasonal sides and lashings of Buckfast Cranberry Sauce. Finally, sharing trays of Chocolate Chestnut Brownie with scoop-at-the-table whisky ice cream, pickled cherries and a toasted marshmallow topping bring the feast to an indulgent close. An alternative veggie menu will be on offer and all dietary requirements will be catered for provided previous notice is given.
Whilst fake snow and nativity scenes don’t feature, aromas of pine, cosy tartan blankets, flashes of mistletoe and nightly live music acts with a penchant for the odd Christmas cover ensure that a dose of festive cheer is firmly on the menu. The communal tables, theatre of an open-kitchen, and a private party atmosphere mean that sing-a-longs are most definitely encouraged.
Venue: The Leather Tannery, 2-3 Black Swan Yard, London Bridge, SE1 3XW
HOW TO ENTER
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- Closing date Evening 8th December 2016
Winners will receive: The Naked Grouse Hot Toddy on arrival
5 course menu (vegetarian options available) (value £45 per person)
Terms and conditions
Competition open to over 18’s only
Competition is not open to employees of this outlet or of The Edrington Group or Maxxium UK Ltd their families, agents and agencies and anyone else professionally connected with this promotion
No cash alternatives
Winner must be available on Saturday 10th December 2016 to attend Dram & Smoke, London or prize will be revoked.
Dram & Smoke launches on 10thDecember at The Leather Tannery and runs until the 23rd December. Tickets can be purchased here:www.dramandsmoke.com/buy-