The Balmoral and Gleneagles present a Taste of Scotland

By | Jul 5, 2010

The Balmoral and Scotland’s 5 star Gleneagles resort have teamed up to provide their guests with a true Scottish gourmet experience – The Taste of Scotland package which offers a two-night stay in each hotel.  An excellent demonstration of collaboration which we would like to see relicated amongst other likeminded establishments.

At The Balmoral in Edinburgh city centre, travelers will be welcomed into an upgraded executive room, complete with a bottle of Bollinger on ice. No doubt the will savour their champagne with a priceless view over the Capital’s historic skyline.They will dine in the Michelin-starred number one restaurant. Under the direction of Jeff Bland number one dishes have been created using only Scotland’s finest and freshest ingredients.

At Gleneagles in the Perthshire countryside, guests will relax in their luxurious estate room before a whisky tasting for two in the Gleneagles bar followed by dinner at the two Michelin-starred Andrew Fairlie’s restaurant. Andrew Fairlie received much of his chef’s training in the South West of France and consequently the cuisine is unashamedly French but with a Scottish twist.

The Balmoral’s general manager, Ivan Artolli, is quoted as saying, “Scotland is a truly unique and iconic nation bursting at its cosmopolitan and cultural seams. We wanted to place forward our guests the opportunity to explore and immerse themselves into two different sides of Scotland, and we felt Gleneagles was the perfect fit, offering the same ethos and standards as The Balmoral.”

The Taste of Scotland gourmet package is on offer until end of August 2010. The package includes the number one tasting menu, dinner at Andrew Fairlie, a full Scottish breakfast daily, a bottle of Bollinger upon arrival at The Balmoral, a whisky tasting for two at Gleneagles and guaranteed room upgrades. The price is £1200 for two people, with two nights at each hotel.  Town and country with a gourmet twist.

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