Corinthian New Brasserie Menu Launch (Glasgow) : Review

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191 Ingram Street
Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1DA

V: 12th October 2017      T:  0141 552 1101  W: www.thecorinthianclub.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes (very well behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


I have been to the Corinthian a good few times, mostly for the Afternoon Tea which is my favourite in Glasgow. Inside has always had a lovely and relaxing atmosphere, and also the staff have been very friendly and helpful.

Last week I got an email inviting me to tonight’s event, which was to try something from the new menu….well I love my food and I like the Corinthian so I couldn’t turn it down.

I was looking forward to trying this menu, as I have never really been in here for food. Its always been Afternoon Tea, or for a few drinks so it was now time to sample the food.

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On entry I was welcomed and shown to my table, if you have never been here there are effectively 3 seating areas in here. The first being the ones on the left as you go in, these are booths with a big chair. These are more for couples, and this is where I was seated tonight. The next is the middle are, which has a few group tables, and then the far right which is booths and tables again for groups.

The Food…

Starter

Potted Chicken Liver Parfait £N/A (Normally £6.95)
Pear Chutney, Pea Shoot Salad & Brioche Toast

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I always like to try this at any restaurant, as its interesting how they all differ and how they present it.

This was presented very nicely, and looked very good, my first thought was maybe 1 more brioche toast would be good but lets see how I get on.

I have to say this was the best Chicken Liver Parfait I have tasted so far, it was very very smooth and full of flavour and it worked amazing with the Brioche Toast. I was correct though, there was still enough parfait in the little pot enough for one more slice.

I would have this again!!!

Portion Size : 4.5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Main

Herb Crusted Ayrshire Pork Fillet £N/A (Normally £14.95)
Toulouse Sausage & white bean Cassoulet

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I spotted 3 dishes I wanted to try, but I opted for this as it sounded nice. My second option would have been Peterhead Haddock and Chips, as it sounded very good.

When it arrived, the presentation and smell was very good so I was looking forward to seeing how this tasted.

This was very nice, and cooked just right as it was not mega chewy which is always my pet hate when it comes to dishes like this.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Dessert

Brandy Soused Strawberry Creme Brulee (V) £N/A (Normally £5.95)
Shortbread

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Presentation again this was very good, and it looked very good.

I tried the shortbread first, and this was very good I love shortbread.

Moving on to the Creme Brulee, this was again perfect and very very nice. This and the shortbread for me was a perfect combination.

I would have this again!

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

During the meal, a live quarter was performing they were called Strings Aloud. Due to the design of this building, and due to it being strings the acoustics were amazing and the sound was very relaxing and created a very very nice atmosphere for everyone.

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Overall :

I am very pleased I got tonight’s invite, as I learned that here does very nice food where are before in my mind it was more a cocktails and Afternoon Tea location.

I cant fault anything tonight, all 3 courses were very nice, the service was good and also the atmosphere was perfect.

I would like to thank the Corinthian again for my invite, I had a very enjoyable evening and will see you soon.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Value for money: N/A
  • Overall : 5

Brockmans Gin Event (Glasgow, West End)

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Event Location
Oran Mor
Event Date
19th September 2017

Tonights Brand
Brockmans Gin


I got this invite and couldn’t turn it down, as I am still wanting to learn more about different Gin’s since I spent 2016 learning about Rum and Brockmans is one I haven’t tried yet.

Tonights event was being held in the West End of Glasgow, in what used to be an old Parish Church but now inside is a bar, restaurant, night club and holds many different events.

On entering I got the chance to meet with the girl that invited me, and thank her for the invite at this point I was given a little mask and told what table to go to. I walked in to the event room and was hit was amazing colours, and a tall metal structure on part of the floor.

I was then shown to my table which was right next to the main stage, at this point I was thinking “I hope there is no audience participation”….luckly there wasn’t….

I noticed something at every table, there was a big button that had the text on it “Press for Gin”, this was cool as if the table wanted the next round of drinks they just pressed the button and the waiter would come over and give us Gin…..I could do with one of these in my house!!!

Lets start with the food then I will move on to the cocktails.

The Food :

Orange & fennel cured salmon, creme fraiche, black wafer cone

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This was very interesting, I have never had a black wafer cone….to be honest it didn’t taste that much different to others. Overall this was just ok for me, the creme fraiche stood out for me more than the salmon.

Smoked duck breast with Brockmans blackberry gel on egg crepe

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This was my favourite dish of the night, for me the taste was perfect and every mouthful.

Juniper cluster venison, celeriac slaw, potato rosti

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This was a nice dish, I am not a massive fan of venison but the flavours were very flowery and it was perfectly cooked.

Goats cheese mousse with beetroot, coriander & lemon

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This was nice after everything we had, as it was like a cleanser very nice and smooth and fully of flavour.

Brockmans Gin ice cream, meringue & blueberry bubble

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To end the night we got some ice cream, a perfect end to the night.

The Cocktails :

The Perfect Serve
Brockmans Gin, Fever Tree tonic, blueberries, pink grapefruit

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Coastal Collins
Brockmans Gin, fino Sherry, seabucjthorn tea, seaweed infused coastal bitters

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Black & Gold
Brockmans Gin, Drambuie, heather honey, pineapple

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This was my favourite as it was very sweet, and I wish I could have had a few more of these.

Glasgow Calling
Brockmans Gin, sweet vermouth, fino sherry, lemon, bitters, Buckfast

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During the food we were treated to Tony Bowen who sang and played the guitar for us.

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Tony was very good, and played a good variety of songs. He asked everyone to tweet him suggestions, and he managed to get everyones suggestions in throughout the night.

Just before the end of the night, we had another performer that was showing off his aerial skills

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This was very cool to see, the lighting, costume and also Tony playing in the background “Sweet dreams are made of this”  was all a perfect setting and made it that much cooler to watch.

The event tonight was perfect from start to end, I learned about a new Gin and 2 new cocktails with Brockmans Gin that I would love to have again.

I can now say I am slowly starting to enjoy Gin, nearly as much as rum and I look forward to trying more Gin but for now I will enjoy a nice Brockmans Gin.

I would like to say a big thank you for my invite to tonights event, I really enjoyed and enjoyed the gin. 🙂

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Epoch Launch Part Event (Glasgow)

img_1096Princess Square
48 Buchanan Street
Glasgow G1 3JN

V: 31st August 2017      T: (0141) 261 0291    W: www.epochglasgow.com/

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


I recently got invited to the official launch party for Epoch Glasgow.

Epoch has been open for a good few weeks, but tonight it was the official launch. The event invitation told us what we could look forward to on the night :

  • Sample the menu
  • Take part in wine tasting
  • Try some cocktails
  • Chef Andrew Greenan Q&A

When this invited landed in my inbox I couldn’t turn it down, Epoch was on my hit list to try……granted for food but hey sampling some food and trying their cocktails sounded just as good.

The Event :

Tonight the food was little samples of what they have on offer, so throughout we were served little tasters and also had the option to go to a small buffet for some extras.

We were also allowed to try some cocktails, so it would have been rude not to try them.

The cocktails that I tried were very good, and very tasty so if your here I recommend you try some.

Throughout the night we had a DJ playing some tunes, the style was very upbeat and helped create a nice atmosphere for this launch event night.

One part of this event that really stood out for me, was there was a little attraction for us to have fun with. This was by a company called bygone photo booth where you take a photo, upload it to Instagram using a specific hashtag and it prints out your picture with the company’s logo etc. I LOVED this as it was a great fun idea, and yes I even got two photos printed.

The Food :

All the food tonight was very fresh tasty and I could have easily had more of the small cookie and cheese bites.

I had a really nice evening tonight, and got to try new food, some cocktails and enjoy the atmosphere.

Overall tonight was a very fun and enjoyable evening, I am sure the staff were all very nervous since it was an official launch but they were amazing and everyone looked like they were having a very nice evening.

I would like to thank Epoch for my invite tonight, and I will see you soon to try your food.

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