Galvin Restaurants Festival of Food and Drink, 19th – 25th May 2014
Galvin Festival of Food and Drink is a seven-day celebration of events showcasing the finest in French and Scottish food, drink and hospitality. From 19th – 25th May 2014, Michelin-starred brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin will host a series of food and drink experiences* across their seven restaurants in London and Edinburgh, inviting everyone to share in their love for gastronomy. Now in its second year, the Galvin Festival is set to be bigger and better than ever with an exciting line-up of events.
The final event in the week-long calendar takes place in Edinburgh at The Pompadour by Galvin during the afternoon and evening of Sunday 25th May. The activities begin with a whisky tasting featuring four Glenmorangie malts – the Original, La Santa, the 18, and the Signet – with brand ambassador Maxime Magnus, paired with food from Craig Sandle, The Pompadour’s executive chef.
Craig will then invite the guests to join him for a culinary masterclass in the Pompadour’s kitchen, where they will work with the kitchen team to create their evening’s tasting menu, which will be served in the restaurant together with sommelier-matched wines. Places are limited to 12 for this exclusive event, which costs £150 per person.
As part of the Galvin Week celebrations, a special menu** of Galvin classic dishes is being served all week at Galvin Brasserie de Luxe that includes steak tartare, Landaise chicken and the Galvins’ favourite, apple tarte Tatin.
Pompadour by Galvin event:
Sunday 25th May
3-4pm: whisky tasting with Glenmorangie
4.30-6pm: culinary masterclass
6.30pm: pre-dinner drinks in the Pompadour salon
This exclusive event is for a maximum of 12 people. To reserve a place, contact 0131 222 8975 or email email@example.com
The Pompadour By Galvin / Galvin Brasserie De Luxe
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian
Edinburgh, EH1 2AB
**Galvin Week Menu at Brasserie de Luxe – available 19th – 25th May
A glass of Triple Zero Domaine Taille aux Loups
Potage of Broad Beans with Smoked Duck and Pea Shoots
Lasagne of Berwick Crab, Beurre Nantaise
Steak Tartare à la Maison
Sea Trout, Saffron Braised Squid, Fennel, Chickpeas
Poached Landaise Chicken with Pistou Vegetables
Risotto of Fresh Peas, Ricotta and Mint
Ouefs a la Neige with Pink Praline
Rum Babas with Crème Chantilly
Apple Tarte Tatin Crème Normande
2 courses £24.50
3 courses £28.50
*Events in London
All events can also be viewed online here: http://www.galvinrestaurants.com/section.php/221/1/festival-of-food-and-drink-2014
MONDAY 19TH MAY – Mid 20th Century inspired Dinner
Galvin at Windows: Kicking off the celebrations this year, Galvin at Windows will be holding a special mid 20th century menu with dishes inspired from revered French chef Fernand Point – the father of modern French cuisine. The four-course Michelin-starred menu (in association with Bibendum and in aid of Galvin Chance) will be cooked by special guests chefs and served on the covered balcony of the 28th floor restaurant overlooking London’s Hyde Park. Classic dishes to include; Foie gras en Brioche, Gratin d’Ecrevisse, and Poulet de Bresse en Vessie.
TUESDAY 20th MAY – Homage to Nico Ladenis
Galvin La Chapelle: Jeff Galvin has created an incredibly special menu paying homage to the culinary genius of three Michelin starred chef Nico Ladenis. Jeff Galvin will prepare each course, and wine pairings will come from Galvin’s award winning sommelier team.
Timings: 7 for 7:30pm ends 10:30pm
WEDNESDAY 21st MAY – Battle of the Brothers!
Galvin Bistrot de Luxe: Showing their brotherly competitive streak, the Bistrot will host a ‘Chris VS Jeff’ menu where diners will be asked to pick their favourite for each course. Only one can be crowned king!
Tickets: priced at A La Carte (3 starter, 3 main course, 3 dessert each priced individually)
Timings: Normal lunch service – 12:00-2:30pm
THURSDAY 22nd MAY – Champagne Afternoon Tea
Galvin Demoiselle, Harrods: An exclusive Champagne afternoon tea will be held at Galvin Demoiselle Petit Bistro in the Food Halls at Harrods. Pommery’s ‘Les Clos Pompadour’ Champagne will be served from Magnums to celebrate the occasion and guests will take away a special goody bag.
Tickets: £24 including a glass of champagne
Timings: Available all day 10am-8pm
FRIDAY 23rd MAY – Galvin Fête
Galvin Café a Vin: The Spitalfields buzzy bistrot will host a quintessentially British fête spanning both the outdoor terrace and restaurant with cuisine inspired by the north, south, east and west of England; including rabbit cooked on their Big Green Egg BBQ, and freshly prepared native oysters and cockles. A Galvin champagne bar will take centre stage, also serving a range of summery tipples. Complete with a brass band, bunting, very special guests and of course a… ‘village’ vicar – this will be a British fête to remember!
SATURDAY 24th MAY – Apple Tarte Tatin Competition
Galvin Bistrot de Luxe: The Apple Tarte Tatin baking competition is back! Open to everyone, entrants must submit their homemade tart tatin images via Twitter to the Galvin team and finalists will be judged on Saturday, at which the lucky winner will receive the Galvin Pomme d’Or trophy. A prestigious judging panel including some very special foodies (and of course the Galvin Brothers) will choose the winner and a celebratory spread will ensue.