Bonham Bubbles with Piper Heidsieck
The lucky Mrs Foodie was invited along to The Bonham Hotel to try out their Bonham Bubbles deal.
Available Wednesday to Sunday (Booking is essential.) and Priced at £50 per person you can enjoy 3 courses from the lunch menu at The Bonham or traditional Afternoon Tea and unlimited Piper-Heidsieck Champagne for the duration of your meal.
Sample menu of the lunch can be found here and details of the Afternoon Tea here.
About The Bonham
The Bonham is a 4 star boutique hotel situated in the West End of Edinburgh within walking distance of Haymarket Railway Station as well as main thoroughfares such as George Street and Princes Street.
The quiet and relaxing Drumsheugh Gardens are located across from The Bonham, we made use of this later. The hotel, and area, has a very relaxing ambiance. History surrounds but with some lush decor, the smell of good food and hubbub of chat.
We were treated to a very much different Bonham Bubbles than usual due to the attendance of Piper Heidsieck themselves. After a brief outline of the history of the champagne, we went outside to the gardens to try some sabrage.
This is when a sabre (or even a glass!) can be used to open a bottle of champagne. It was definitely something different!
Helen, from Piper Heidsieck, explained how to handle the bottle, and sabre! With the aplomb of a professional, the top whizzed off with a cheer. This would be a great activity for a birthday, graduation, party or in fact any gathering as it was such fun.
We all had a bash, some taking a bit of time (Mrs Foodie!) others first time success. With corks and glass flying there was much laughter, a great success to break the ice in the group.
After such a strenuous activity, it was time for lunch.
A note of the menu:
Soup – Carrot & star anise soup, ricotta & coriander gnocchi
Goats Cheese – Goat cheese parfait, heritage tomatoes salad
Parfait – Chicken liver parfait, pickled cherries and gingerbread
Monkfish – Monkfish cheeks, brandade mousse, chorizo, gremolata
Risotto – New season asparagus and Parmesan risotto
Sea Trout – Loch Etive sea trout, organic beetroot salad, dill & cucumber velouté
Lamb – Slow cooked lamb shoulder, roast garlic mash, tomato chutney, anchovy & olive jus
Chicken – Free range chicken breast, summer truffles, wild asparagus, girolles mushrooms
Strawberry & Passion Fruit – Strawberry & passion fruit soup with lemon sorbet
Cranachan – Whiskey parfait, honey & whiskey syrup, raspberries, oat raspberry granola
Chocolate – Praline chocolate brownie, vanilla ice cream
Cheese – Duo of cheeses, chutney, grapes & biscuits
What a choice, I admit I struggled with a few – might have to go back to try others.
Light and moist tasting Monkfish, not as meaty as the normal steaks. The chorizo went really well with this. The panko style breadcrumbs worked well.
Crisp trout skin added some tang to the light trout with the cucumber and dill adding a summery taste,
Very different from the usual gloopy, sundae dish style. The oat granola was especially tasty.
At £50 per person for three courses as well as the unlimited Piper Heidsieck over the course of the meal, this is excellent value and something that would be much appreciated for a birthday, special occasion or celebration.
Many thanks to The Bonham and Piper Heidsieck for inviting us along.
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