Side Dishes (11 June 2009)
News to nibble on
The Brand new Hotel Missoni on the corner of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and George IV Bridge is the first collaboration between the Italian fashion house and the Rezidor Hotel Group. The first-floor La Cucina restaurant has a large sharing table, outside terrace and all-Italian wine list. Table settings and glassware comes from the Missoni homeware range. In the lobby of the hotel there’s a bar serving contemporary cocktails and snacks. 0131 220 6666, hotelmissoni.com
More italian influences in Glasgow where restaurateur Ferrier Richardson has opened Tuscan Square at 17 John Street in the Italian Centre. The menu covers Mediterranean classics as well as a few twists on contemporary Scottish from the old Eurasia cookbook. It’s open seven days from noon and there’s plenty of outdoor seating.
What do you get the man who has everything? Sausages of course! Edinburgh brew masters Innis and Gunn have already teamed up with Broughton Street butchers Crombie’s to create a special pork sausage that contains Innis and Gunn own 6.6%abv oak aged ale in it. And now they’re offering a free bottle of the good stuff if you buy four links in the run up to father’s day – on Sat 19 and Sun 20 Jun. For more info go to www.innisandgunn.com
To celebrate the launch of Schweppes Russchian, a brand new drink mixer to be taken with vodka, Schweppes has enlisted the help of celebrated English product designer Michael Young to create a cool 14-piece bar set.