Lacinka Bratislava

New Year Escape 2018 – Day Three

Bratislava trip - day three So much for “we’ll get up early and see stuff”, it was lazy bones again as we staggered out for “brunch” at 12:30!  Kava.Bar was nearby and had been recommended to us, so we wandered there for some sustenance. We woke up after our coffee and fresh orange juice accompanied

visit scotland food and drink beer map

Scottish Craft Beer Map launched by Visit Scotland

Find your perfect Scottish Craft Beer with this Hoppy Map! Hogmanay is always a good excuse to try something new to drink and this Scottish Craft Beer Map from VisitScotland will certainly give you some inspiration of what to try. At the moment there are over 70 producers listed on the map with details on

pumpkin cafe Edinburgh Christmas latte

Christmas winter warmer at Haymarket Pumpkin Cafe

That’s the way the cookie crumbles Another train journey and another sugary Christmas drink.  This time I picked a regular Cookie Crumble Latte from Pumpkin cafe.  Also on offer are a Salted Caramel Latte and a Winter Spiced Tea. Pumpkin Cafe is on platform 4 (the one for Glasgow trains) at Haymarket Station in Edinburgh.

belvedere single estate vodka

Belvedere Single Estate Vodka Launch

Following an invite from Mrs Foodie, I accompanied her to her second home, the lovely city of Edinburgh. I was only too happy to accept, as it involved tasting some of my favourite beverage, Vodka. On arrival at The Voyage of Buck pub, we gratefully accepted the vodka martinis on offer. Special mention to the

Glengoyne whisky Christmas competition

Christmas Countdown WIN Glengoyne Whisky Set

Glengoyne Distillery has been in operation since its founding in 1833.  Located at Dumgoyne just north of Glasgow, the distillery is one of Scotland's most picture perfect and is well worth visiting for a tour, especially to see the hidden valley below, which you wouldn't know was there from the main road. The Glengoyne Distillery

overgate shopping centre christmas market

Event: Overgate Christmas Market in Dundee

There's no better excuse than Christmas to get out and about and try some new things, in new places.  Today I was in Dundee at Overgate shopping centre checking out their food and drink Christmas market.  It's not the biggest market but what I did like was that even for an avid stalker of Christmas

festive christmas eggnog

Recipe: festive eggnog

We wish you an eggy Christmas! Eggnog had been a traditional part of Christmas celebrations but fell out of favour, due to the rising costs of sugar and eggs, so splashing out on eggnog was seen as a big thing.   As the British colonies expanded, the ingredients became cheaper and the drink subsequently became

Clydeside Distillery - copper stills

Christmas Countdown – Clydeside Distillery tour and food

Win tickets to the Clydeside Distillery Glasgow's newest visitor attraction and single malt distillery, the Clydeside Distillery opened to the public a few weeks ago in November even though the whisky which it's producing won't be ready for a number of years! You may have noticed the copper stills being introduced to the once forlorn Pump

Grunting Growler Christmas gift sets

Grunting Growler Christmas Gifts for Beer fans

Human and Doggo beer gifts from Grunting Growler We do ❤️ the folks at Grunting Growler and maybe just a little more now that they sell gifts for doggos! Yes, your favourite pupper can join you imbibing some doggy friendly beer and treats. Here are some of the gifts available from Grunting Growler this Christmas.

loch lomond whisky gift set

Christmas Countdown – Loch Lomond Whisky Gift Pack

Win a wee Loch Lomond Whisky taster pack The perfect gift for any whisky lover,  be they a newbie to the whisky scene or a seasoned connoisseur.  This set contains 3 x 5cl bottles of the Loch Lomond Original (46%), 12-Year-Old (46%) and 18-Year-Old (43%). The Loch Lomond Group have a history that stretches back to 1772.