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November 2, 2018

Got a few hungry-looking blanks in your calendar? Fill up with these foodie suggestions.

Last week, we blogged about Glasgow's Whisky Festival which takes place at Hampden on Saturday 10th November.

If that seems a long time to wait before you can taste some amazing drams then take a look at this whisky dinner which takes place at Number Ten Hotel in Glasgow's Southside tonight.

At 7.30pm, the Queen's Drive hotel is hosting a three course dinner accompanied by five, very carefully selected drams from the vaults of Old & Rare Whisky.

Diners can look forward to tasting:

Macallan 22 Year-Old Cask Strength Whisky

Benrinnes 20 Year-Old Single Cask Whisky

Springbank 15 Year-Old Whisky

Redbreast 12 Year-Old Cask Strength Whisky

Kilchoman Port Cask

Tickets are £49.

Judging by the enthusiastic reviews left by 5pm customers, the restaurant at Number Ten is well worth a visit, whatever your feelings on whisky.

You can browse their 5pm Dining offers here.

Edinburgh Craft Beer Experience

Mmmmmm, beer.

Mmmmmm, beer. Pic: Facebook.

Looking further ahead, the Edinburgh Craft Beer Experience will take place at Assembly Roxy, Thursday 15th-Saturday 17th November.

More than twenty breweries from Scotland, the UK and Europe will be serving their beers over all three floors of the Roxburgh Place venue.

And if beer is not your favourite tipple, there will also be cocktails courtesy of Hickory Bars and their Botanical Garden Bar.

London-based Cidersmith’s Cider will also be available.

It's not all about actually drinking beer - although, obviously, that is a large part of the attraction. Guests will also be able to take part in a full programme of beer-themed workshops and master classes.

The Edinburgh Craft Beer Experience will run for five sessions.

Tickets include a specially designed schooner glass, a token towards your first beer, a full programme of events and brewers, as well as access to the demonstrations and master classes.

Cheese Fest

Cheesy choices.

Cheesy choices. Pic: Facebook.

The hardcore Edinburgh foodie will already have pencilled in two events for that weekend: the beer festival and the Cheese Fest taking place at the Corn Exchange on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November.

As well as more cheese than you thought possible, Cheese Fest promises live cooking demonstrations; live bands and music; an al fresco hot food market and cheese. Lots of cheese.

Did we mention the cheese?

The 5pm Dining blog will be back next week with a look at the imminent Cocktails in the City festival.