If you want to make the evening particularly memorable, then you may want to take a look at the Festival fireworks dinner taking place at The Pompadour by Galvin in Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian.
Executive Chef Fraser Allan has developed a five course bespoke tasting menu. The evening starts at 6pm so that all guests will have plenty of time to eat before taking their seats for the concert at Princes Street Gardens.
Watch the fireworks
Guests without tickets for the concert are welcome to watch the display from the hotel’s castle-facing windows.
The evening begins at 6pm with Champagne and canapés on arrival, followed by dinner at 6.30pm.
Champagne and canapés are included in the menu price of £95, with the option of including matched wines for £50.
Here is the menu with suggested wines:
Champagne & canapés on arrival
Orkney scallops poached in Galvin Champagne, Oscietra caviar, sea herbs
Nyetimber, Classic Cuvée, West Sussex, England, 2010
St Brides duck leg pastilla, preserved lemon, harissa sauce
Cuatro Pasos, Black Mencia, Bierzo, Spain, 2012
Roast rack & middle neck of lamb, glazed aubergine, Nocellara olive panisse, tomato fondue
Syrah, Trinity Hill, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, 2012
Connage Highland Dairy cheeses, crab apple jelly, oatcakes
Galvin’s 10 years old Tawny, Douro, Portugal
Roasted Languedoc apricot cheesecake, toasted almond and fromage blanc sorbet
Moscato di Pantelleria, Kabir, Donnafugata, Sicilia, 2013