Edinburgh’s Calistoga has long been a focal point for fans of Californian wine.
And they have a couple of events over the next few weeks which will have many of those fans raising a toast to the restaurant.
The headline event is the restaurant’s tenth Thanksgiving Wine Fair and Dinner.
Taking place on Thursday 23rd November, the popular bash will have some 60 wines available for tasting.
The wine fair/tasting takes place from 5.30pm to 8pm in a venue across the lane from Calistoga.
Guests can choose to have a two course buffet at the wine fair or hang fire and attend the dinner in the restaurant later that evening.
Price for the fair alone is £15 per person or £25 per person including the two course buffet. Alternatively, £35 per person gets you into the fair and buys you dinner.
The event usually attracts some 140 people and usually sells out so, if you wanna go, don’t leave it too late.
Calistoga’s Meet the Master Blender
Before that, Calistoga will play host to a Meet The Master Blender evening on Thursday 5th October.
Drew Mayville, Master Blender of Buffalo Trace, will be at Calistoga for a tasting and dinner.
The evening will get underway with a Tito’s Vodka or 209 Gin and tonic.
After that, each course will have a tasting of one or two Kentucky Bourbons along with chat from Drew.
The price is £37.50pp for three courses including tasting, all drinks and coffee. 7.15pm arrival for 7.30pm start.
Here’s the menu:
Beetroot & potato frittata with apple & red onion chutney
Mixed grill jambalaya with chicken, prawns, whiskey sausages & dirty rice
Sweet potato & caramelised onion stack with heirloom carrots & balsamic glazed brussel sprouts
Chocolate & cinnamon cake with banana bourbon sauce
Book Calistoga with 5pm Dining
Of course, you can always just book in for dinner at Calistoga via 5pm Dining.
The wine list has over a hundred bins, most of them Californian. Which makes it easy to see how Calistoga brings plenty of Californian sunshine to Edinburgh city centre.
One of their most popular 5pm Dining offers is £36 per person for a 60 minute tutored wine tasting. Guests can enjoy five premium wines at Calistoga’s tasting table followed by a three course dinner from the a la carte menu.