Recently we played host to Luvians Sherry and Seafood evening.
Luvians supplied the sherry and the knowledge and we provided a small plates to match!
As sherry is a fortified Spanish wine, we thought it would be nice to keep a spanish theme and offer tapas style nibbles.
To begin with we served Smoked Mackerel Patè and Orange served on a Seaweed Oatcake.
Pickled Herring with Potato Salad. Perfect seasonal summer style. The Zingyness (thats a word) from the pickled fish and the creaminess from the potato work together well.
Perfect as an appetiser or as a side salad.
Cod and Chorizo Croquettes served with Red Pepper Sauce.
These were tasty bites, Crispy on the outside and creamy in the middle. Served hot with amazing sweet red pepper sauce for dipping. The sweet pepper dip works beautifully with the sherry poured from Luvians.
Finally we served Luvians perfect Vanilla Ice Cream with Sherry Soaked Raisins.
Sherry is one of the most delicious toppings for ice cream, so we thought why not add sherry and raisins to make the perfect final course to this tasty evening.
If you would like Tailend to host an event of yours please feel free to get in touch
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On Wednesday 7th June @7pm Tailend played host to 27 wine connasuers. This event has been in the planning since last september and we are pleased to say everything went just as planned.
The evening was hosted by Matthew Horsley, who ran the evening without fault. Limitless knowledge and the passion he has for the items he was talking about really engaged everyone at this event including our staff.
Matthew seamlessly managed to teach all of us about the heritage and the creation of the different champagnes and tell individual stories. He really was a (Champagne) fountain of knowledge.
We created a menu that paired perfectly with an array of different champagnes.
Some of the champagnes being vintage from 1989, older than some of the staff who were serving them!
Charles Heidseick is one of the most awarded Champagnes in tasting competitions and deservedly so. With a high percentage of reserve wine (dating back 10 years), this is a profound, sophisticated and harmonious style with rich biscuity flavour and complexity. This champagne works perfectly to balance the sweet, delicate salmon sashimi starter dish.
This is a gorgeous full-flavoured dry pink Champagne from Benoit Marguet which has been re-branded ‘Shaman'. The chardonnay comes from grand cru vineyards on the Côte des Blancs and the pinot from Bouzy and Ambonnay. The dry champagne works to balance the sweetness found from the scallop and the carrot puree. The haggis crumb adds the right amount of spice to the dish without becoming to overpowering.
Champagne is a perfect pairing for fish and chips as the refreshing sparkling wine works well with the richness of the dish and the bubbles break down the starch giving a lighter crispier taste to the fish and chips.
Champagne pairs beautifully with fish and deep fried foods, so it’s an obvious choice to go with fish and chips. Even when the batter is as light as ours.
The fine bubbles are quick to rise to a full mousse.
The initial nose has discrete notes of grapefruit and white flowers. It is followed by a slight smoky tinge. This champagne has quite a high acidity which helps cut to cut through the fat from the fried fish.
And of course we couldn't hold a wine night without a cheese board. Who better to create a beautiful variety of cheeses than I.J Mellis of St Andrews?
They have a fantastic offering of cheese available everyday. You can find them on Market Street if you would like to sample some of their great produce.
Boizel Joy de France is a complex, fully mature 1989, a blend of 65% pinot noir and 35% chardonnay, is integrated and smooth with intricate notes of nuts, toast and honey. This champagne accentuates the mild sweetness found in some of the cheese and can also contrast with salt such as the European custom of matching salty Stilton cheese with the pinot noir found in this champagne.
If you are a member of a society or just looking for a venue to host an event, Tailend St Andrews can offer a wide variety of options for you. We can offer exclusive use of our recently renovated conservatory or full exclusivity of the restaurant. Minimum spend may apply*
We offer bespoke menus, created to your needs and wants for the evening. We can also offer designed pairings, roaming canapés & bubbles on arrival.
Call or email for more information.
These can be held in either or St Andrews or Dundee venues.
T: 01334 474 070
Our new chef's table has now officially launched in our St Andrews restaurant! A dining experience with a difference.
Located in the heart of St Andrews, guests will be served a gorgeous 5 course tasting menu created by our head chef.
Using local and seasonal ingredients in each dish. We strive to offer our guests the best dining experience we can.
We have created this dining experience alongside Luvians Bottleshop who have designed a beautiful flight to perfectly match each course.
Currently available every Saturday night from 8pm. We require a minimum of 24 hour notice when booking this menu, please make us aware of any allergens or dietary requirements at the time of booking. Maximum of 12 people at one sitting.
Please call 01334 474070 or email email@example.com for any further questions or to book.
We tested our menu last Friday on some eager and hungry guinea pigs.
We are happy to say every dish and its pairings were all extremely well received.
Especially our Pinot Grigio with our sea trout sashimi and the sparkling Reisling with our famous fish and chips. Although its hard to go wrong with fizz and chips!
All our guests loved the menu and felt the pairings all matched perfectly. This is a fabulous menu for a special occasion or if you just fancy trying some of the best food and wine St Andrews has to offer!
Big thank you to our friends at Luvians St Andrews for your expert pairings, they really elevate each dish to another level.
So now this menu has officially launched, the chefs table is available for bookings!
Call or email St Andrews on 01334 474 070 | firstname.lastname@example.org
"Fantastic Meal, Fantastic Service and a simply great experience"
Saturday 20th May we held our Asian Fusion Event at Tailend St Andrews.
We created a 5 course Asian inspired menu with matching Eden Mill flight. Using mostly their gins and the 19th brew, we created a beautiful menu, showcasing both talents from our chefs and the delicious goods Eden Mill offer.
We transformed our restaurant to mini Asian palace with beautiful cherry blossoms, paper cranes, and oriental lanterns. With drinks waiting on arrival and an oyster to start the night off, we were in great footing for a fabulous night.
Grilled Oyster w’ teriyaki sauce and shallots
Oak W’ bitters & fizz
Seabass sashimi, pickled Pak choi, wasabi aioli & grapefruit
Love W’ watermelon & mint (salt the rim- Himalayan sea salt)
As this is beautifully delicate dish, we chose the most delicate & floral of the Eden Mill gins. Love Gin, the subtle pink tones of the gin are mimicked in the pink Himalayan sea salt. Which has been chosen to stop the dish becoming too soft. The sharpness from the grapefruit infuses the sashimi, giving the delicate fish a delicious fruity flavour as well as matching the pink theme.Wasabi aioli and pickled Pak choi was chosen to accompany the sashimi to create a lovely contrast between sweet & sharp. The watermelon garnish on the love gin, again is complimentary in colour but also acts as a palette cleanser in between courses.
Crab Gyoza, spring onion & chilli
Hop gin W’ lemongrass & Kaffir lime
The fresh, crisp garnishes added to this gin (lemongrass & Kaffir lime) work beautifully with the soft tropical fruit notes found in Eden Mills Hop gin. This light dish works perfectly with fresh, delicate crab meat. The chilli & Spring onion give it just the perfect amount of flavour. All the flavours from the gin and garnish work together to make this dish something really special.
langoustine ramen, sesame crusted scallop
Golf Gin, Cardamom & Thai Basil
Langoustine bhaji, mint raita
We decided to throw in a couple of extra surprises along the way with this event. Guests absolutely loved the langoustine bhaji and it was a fun little extra for the night.
Tempura battered spiced halibut W’ confit wild garlic aioli
Of course any beer is the perfect match for fish and chips. Halibut is much meatier than the usual haddock used for fish and chips. The light tempura batter perfect to keep this dish from becoming too heavy. The bubbles from the 19th work to cut through the fat left on the palette from the batter. Meaning if you have a drink of beer after every bite the flavours will remain just good as the first bite! The 19th was the perfect choice as it is the perfect golden ale! Just beautiful in flavour, any excuse to pair this beer!
Mango & Passionfruit sorbet
We added in this surprise little course designed to completely clean and refresh the palette. Making the transition from savoury dishes to sweet seamless!
For the 5th course
Chocolate Ganache, coconut, green tea meringue & Yuzu jelly.
Greentini- Original gin, Yuzu ice & green tea
For the final course, we wanted to go for something a little special and of course in keeping with tonight’s theme. We’ve had a little play with the traditional martini and created tonight’s greentini - made using green tea. Using the same elements from the dessert this dish and drink combo match perfectly!! The sharp, crisp yuzu cleans the palette from the rich chocolate ganache. The tropical notes in the gin and the coconut from the dish tie in together.
We had such a great time creating the menu for this event. Researching asian influenced cooking and learning how we can adapt it into our methods. We believe it worked out fantastically well. The dishes looked and tasted beautiful! The gin pairings and garnishes were so unique to us and was incredible to see how the different elements brought out the flavours we needed to create the perfect drink to dinner match.
All the feedback we received from the night was extremely positive - although after 6 gins we may have had a slight edge over them. Huge thank you to Eden Mill and to Steve from Eden for hosting the event, you did a Gin-tastic job. Perfect showman for these events, he comes highly recommended from us!!
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