There is only 1 week left – Make sure you pop in to Pommery at the Signet Library soon!
There really is nothing better than popping in for a glass of perfectly chilled fizz en route to the Opera, to see an Art exhibition or before you go and see a rip roaring comedy extravaganza at one of Edinburgh’s multitude of summer festivals. You can even sit outside if the weather is behaving and soak up the buzzing atmosphere of the Royal Mile.
As I mentioned before it’s not just the fizz that makes this such a great pop up but the fabulous food on offer too – they have a good selection of hot and cold soft drinks including speciality teas and coffees, beers from Knops brewery in East Lothian, wines and a selection of home baked cakes and scones. Not to mention their show stopping afternoon teas piled high with sweet and savoury delights and of course a glass of champers if you wish.
We went to investigate this year’s Pommery bar on Monday evening before going to see a show at the Assembly just five minutes’ walk away. They have a selection of champagnes from Pommery and also offer a tasting flight which gives you the opportunity to try all of the options before deciding on your favourite tipple. We decided to jump in the deep end and order a bottle of the Brut Rose (£65) as a special treat.
The sharing platters are a great option and would be perfect for lunch featuring a meat antipasti, vegetarian selection and a seafood option. Two of us decided to share the seafood platter (16.50) which was a generous sized portion including beetroot cured salmon, Belhaven smoked trout pate, Shetland smoked salmon, soused mackerel, dill sauce and a selection of oatcakes and bread. The beetroot salmon had a lovely flavour, the pate zingy and light and the sauces went really well, plus home-made oatcakes are always a winner for me! My partner tried the oysters (£4) which were served with a gin, coriander and pink peppercorn vinegar which was fabulous.
For mains we were feeling rather decadent and ordered the sweet & succulent Whole Fresh Lobster with Garlic aioli & potato wedges (£30 with the online discount voucher or £37.50 full price) – heaven if you are a seafood lover like me. Huge fun was had breaking into the claws to dig out the meat and dip it in the mayonnaise not the most elegant of eating adventures but it was fun! Our friend was tempted by the Pommery Burger and Homemade Wedges (£14.50), which had smoked cheddar on it and served in a brioche bun as all good burgers should be.
Desserts feature some true classics including strawberries and cream and lemon posset which were sublime (yes I tried them both!), the boy had a chocolate brownie with ice cream and judging by the speed it disappeared I would say it was a hit.
As the sun goes down, the Pommery Bar is transformed into an evening venue with stunning lighting and a disco ball adding to the fun of the festival. Definitely a must do for this month and the perfect place to celebrate!
Check out the fantastic offers at Pommery Bar this month or head along to one of their special events before its too late!