Smith & Whistle, Mayfair’s most stylish local, will host a four-day celebration [22-25 January] of all things Scottish, culminating on Burns night itself. A hearty dose of Scottish hospitality is the perfect antidote to the cold weather and the team at Smith & Whistle has designed a special menu of classics from north of the border sure to banish the winter blues.
Inspired by some of Robert Burns’ well-known works, the expert bartenders have created a selection of three bespoke whisky cocktails priced at £8 each. The cocktails combine a whisky base with an array of intriguing ingredients, creating three distinct serves: Ae Man’s A Man (Chivas 12 Year old, Green Chartreuse, Dolin Sweet Vermouth, Briottet Crème D’ Apricot and Peychaud’s Bitters); Holly Willie’s Prayer (Chivas 12 Year Old, Warrens Port, Gancia Vermouth, cherries and egg white); and Ae Fond Kiss (Chivas 12 year Old, Bicerin Chocolate Liqueur, maple syrup, chilli and espresso).
For those looking for a more traditional tipple, craft beers from Harviestoun Brewery and whiskys from the likes of Chivas, Macallan and Dalmore reflect some of the best Scottish produce available.
Guests can also treat their tastebuds to a selection of Scottish culinary classics ranging from Harviestoun Schiehallion-battered Loch Fyne oysters (£6) and cock-a-leekie soup (£5), to Scottish game pie (£8.50) and Haggis hot pot with neeps and tatties (£8). Sweet-tooth cravings are also catered to with a choice of traditional cranachan (£4.50) or a decadent chocolate and whisky tart (£4.50).
For those inspired to discover more of what Scotland has to offer, Smith&Whistle is offering the chance to experience it first hand with a prize draw to win a two-night stay for two people, including breakfast, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa in Edinburgh.
To enter, please visit http://www.smithandwhistle.com/en/burnsnight-comp
Smith & Whistle is open seven days a week for food and beverages.
Mon-Fri – 4.30pm to 00.30am
Sat & Sun – 12pm to 00.30am
Smith & Whistle, The Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly, W1J 7BX
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7499 6321