Immersive Dining Experience launched

‘A Taste of Scotland’ launched at Merchant City restaurant celebrating Scottish produce

The contemporary Scottish restaurant, Mharsanta, located in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City has launched a new immersive dining experience, ‘A Taste of Scotland’. We were invited along to a preview evening and here is what you can expect.

Guests will be immersed in the sights and sounds of Scotland, accompanied by a five-course menu with exclusive tasting sessions from The Glenlivet, Caorunn Gin, Johnnie Walker, Innis & Gunn, and Talisker. Digital screens surround the private dining room with imagery of Scotland’s great scenery with master distillers and brewers talking through the products they have before them.

Filming sessions were completed earlier in 2022 at the five locations across Scotland to bring guests a unique opportunity to join these great Scottish drink brands for an exclusive tasting experience with their brand ambassadors. 

The menu will change throughout the year to reflect seasonal availability and will feature both traditional recipes along with some contemporary ideas that will showcase the diversity of Scotland’s larder.  The menu uses Scottish seafood, MacSween’s Haggis, Venison, Stornoway black pudding, Isle of Mull cheddar and a local Heather honey.

Derek Mallon, owner at Mharsanta and Scotland Food & Drink’s Regional Food Tourism Ambassador for Glasgow said

“We have been planning this exciting new immersive food and drink experience since 2019 and it is fantastic to eventually announce its launch after significant delays due to the pandemic and the subsequent challenges our sector has faced. It has been a real pleasure working with our drink partners on this project and we look forward to showcasing Scotland’s amazing produce to visitors dining at Mharsanta”.  

The Immersive Taste of Scotland Experience is available for parties of 10 – 20 in Mharsanta’s Private Dining Room, ‘The Hideout’ and priced at £95 per person.  This experience is also available to deliver at other venues for private events upon request.  

For more information, and to see the menu in full visit

Where to find Mharsanta, 26 Bell Street, Glasgow, G1 1LG

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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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