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May 17, 2012
The Ubiquitous Chip: bathed in Glasgow’s customary sunshie

From 3D laser dinners to special menus for the Mexican Day of the Dead, you can always rely on the Ubiquitous Chip and its Stravaigin offspring to be up to something different.

Starting this weekend, The Ubiquitous Chip will be rocking Glasgow’s West End with a new food and drink festival. Running from Saturday to next Thursday, the May Feast promises to celebrate all that’s fabulosa about Scotland’s larder.

There are six events running on each day of the festival:

•    The festival begins with pies and real ale, from five Scottish micro-breweries, on the afternoon of Saturday 19th.

•    On Sunday 20th, Burns Stewart Distillers will be helping guests to craft their own unique blend of whisky to be enjoyed with the Chip’s 1971 haggis.

•    Do people know the difference between mangosteens and langoustines? On the evening of Monday 21st groups of foodies will test their culinary knowledge in a special edition of The Chip’s monthly interactive Food and Drink Quiz.

•    Tuesday 22nd celebrates cheese with a gourmet cheese dinner available all evening in the Brasserie.

•    On Wednesday 23rd the Chip’s roof terrace will be set up for German sausage barbeque accompanied by German wheat beer, Weihenstephan Kristall, and a reading from Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, which was originally written in German.

•    On Thursday 24th, the festival finishes with an exploration of Portuguese wine. The wines will be expertly matched to a three course meal and tutored by The Chip’s resident sommelier.

The May Feast events range from free to £40.