The Taittinger bar at The Printing Press Bar and Kitchen in full swing.
The Printing Press Bar and Kitchen in Edinburgh has launched a new menu; a new Taittinger pop-up bar and their Forth View Suite.
The 5pm Dining blog popped along to see what's happening.
It's all go at The Printing Press Bar and Kitchen, part of The Principal Edinburgh George Street.
The venue recently launched new summer menus; The Library private dining room; a rooftop suite and a new Taittinger Champagne pop-up bar.
While this blog writer has a more than passing interest in the cocktails, this blog is all about the food and the new summer menu is packed with goodies. No. 25 Principal Gin-cured trout with pickled mussels, avocado and beetroot Starters include a dish of confit duck with Asian slaw, roasted cashew nuts, lime and soy dressing as well as the No. 25 Principal Gin-cured trout with pickled mussels, avocado and beetroot.
We like the sound of the hand-dived scallops with carrot remoulade, basil and lemon butter. Although we could also make time for the Cashel blue cheese with pickled poached pear, chicory and mustard seeds.
The main course options include Wellington Farm pork belly with haricot beans and asparagus; stone bass with peas, ham hock, charred baby gem and onion and a dish of charred cauliflower with golden raisins, curry oil and pickled celery.
If you have a sweet tooth, the dessert choices are worth a neb. We fancy the duck egg custard tart with raspberry ripple ice cream.
Other options include the pineapple and polenta upside-down cake teamed with Sussex sauce and coconut ice cream.
Perhaps the most adventurous option is the sea buckthorn cream with a Madeleine sponge and grapefruit gratin. Wellington Farm pork belly with haricot beans and asparagus.
Taittinger at Printing Press Bar and Kitchen
Anyone in the mood for a cocktail? Namiki Ikeshima, business development manager, said:
'We’ve embraced summer at the Printing Press Bar and Kitchen. We have an exciting partnership with one of the world’s leading Champagne houses and a new Taittinger pop-up bar, which is the perfect retreat for those looking to enjoy the finest Champagne and cocktail combinations.
'Our new summer menus reflect what we’re renowned for, great tasting food and cocktails. The quality and expertise of our head chef Colin Fleming and his team are showcased through dishes infused with sublime flavours and the finest seasonal Scottish ingredients.
'We offer a combination of laid back lunches and more sophisticated drinking and dining experiences at the Printing Press Bar and Kitchen. We’ve got DJs throughout summer and have another surprise up our sleeves with the launch of a new pop-up rooftop bar and private terrace planned for selected dates in August. It’s remained gloriously undiscovered but is our little secret space and we’ll be unveiling more on that soon.' A saxophonist helped celebrate the launch of the Forth View Suite., Sunset from the Forth View Suite. The Library private dining room