This autumn, Gleneagles will play host to a series of pop-ups for food-lovers, inviting guests to take their pick from a changing line-up of seafood shacks, street food festivals and modern pie shops.
While international jet-setting remains limited, guests at Gleneagles will be transported by everything from street-side snacks inspired by the hustle and bustle of northern India to Scottish seafood harking back to childhood days at the seaside, all set within the hotel’s grounds in the heart of Perthshire. This pop-up series cements the hotel as a true gastronomic destination, joining its extensive offering of Gleneagles’ eight restaurants and bars – where guests have the option to dress up for a decadent affair at Scotland’s only two-Michelin starred restaurant, or enjoy more relaxed yet refined dining at the hotel’s remaining outlets.
29th - 31st August 2020: The Seafood Bar
Celebrating Scotland’s natural larder of fresh and sustainably sourced seafood, found in abundance in clear waters off the coasts of Scotland, The Seafood Bar at Gleneagles evokes nostalgic days spent at the beach. Overlooking the croquet lawn, Gleneagles’ two summerhouses become the perfect seafood haven, decorated with signature blue and white stripes.
Guests at The Seafood Bar can begin with small plates such as hand-dived Isle of Mull scallops, flavourful langoustines roasted in their shells, and Gleneagles & Co’s very own smoked salmon. Also on the menu will be larger dishes such as a New England-style lobster roll packed with tender Scottish lobster, a Hebridean crab and mackerel salad, and crispy cod, landed in Peterhead. Guests can take their catch out on to the gardens for a stroll, while those looking to truly indulge can soak up the late summer sunshine at one of the mint-green tables, feasting on a classic seafood platter alongside a glass - or perhaps a bottle - of chilled bubbles.
19th - 20th September: Indian Street Food Festival
Come September, visitors exploring the grounds will discover a slice of colourful Punjab life with a pop-up Indian Street Food Festival, inspired by the cult hit London restaurant and Ennismore Group’s Tandoor Chop House. The hotel’s brand-new summerhouses will be transformed into a technicolour roadside dhaba, decorated in shades of powder blue, burnt tangerine and earthy scarlet.
Guests will be able to choose from a menu of punchy bites, beginning with Bombay vada pav - a fried potato dumpling - and crunchy bhelpuri chaat, layered with puffed rice, roasted peanuts and tangy chutneys. Next, hot from the tandoor oven, there will be skewers of Kashmiri chicken tikka, spiced seekh kebab, paneer tikka and tandoori king prawns in a yoghurt marinade, all served with fluffy naans and pittas to mop up every last morsel. To finish on a sweet note, a fragrant saffron almond kulfi rounds off the menu, and, of course, the team will be pouring cup after cup of steaming hot chai.
10th - 11th October: The Gamekeeper’s Hut
As autumn gets into full swing and the game season comes into sight, Gleneagles will celebrate the glorious British traditions of pie-making and the hunt at The Gamekeeper’s Hut. Making the most of Scotland’s exceptional autumnal produce,
The Gamekeeper’s Hut will serve sustaining, hearty dishes to guests preparing for an adventure in the hills, or those simply looking to try the spoils of the hunt. There will be a slowly simmered pearl barley, lentil and root vegetable broth, a sourdough roll stuffed with red wine-braised venison, and an innovative wild boar, sage and onion Scotch egg served with sharp piccalilli. The chefs at Gleneagles will roll out fresh pastry each morning for their pheasant, bacon and leek pie, and a game, haggis and hazelnut sausage roll, with homemade mushroom ketchup. To finish, red wine-poached pears will come with a baked vanilla cream, and there will be s’mores ready to toast over the fire pit, while glasses of hot spiced apple juice and mulled wine ward off any Scottish chill.
The series of food pop-ups in the Glorious Playground at Gleneagles will run on selected dates from August to October 2020. Rates for a Country Double Room start from £395 including VAT and breakfast
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