OnTuesday 15th May, we attended Balgove's fantastic Night Market for the first time.
Balgove Night Market is an evening event, held in the Balgove Larders Steak Barn. Usually held once a month, you can come and try lots of local, independent vendors all under one roof.
There is plenty local beer flowing, unique shopping, lots of choices for tasty bites and live music playing in the gorgeous courtyard, the atmosphere here is great and makes for a brilliant night out. The Blagove has been running these night markets for 5 years now and they are a roaring success.
On our stall we brought a selection of our fresh fish; Haddock, Salmon, Lemon Sole, Tuna, Seabass, Halibut, Cod & Scallops. We also brought a range of our popular smoked fish, such as Arbroath Smokies, Smoked Trout and Hot Smoked Salmon. A range of our homemade deli goods; Basil Pesto, Sun-blushed Tomato Pesto, Hot Smoked Salmon Pate, Tartare sauce, Fishcakes and finally we brought along a selection of Anchovies, crayfish and Roll Mop Herring, which is also available on our deli counter in Tailend.
We handed out samples of our flaked Hot Smoked Salmon on mini oatcakes with a little bit of dill creme fraiche, which went down a storm! We also offered samples of the hot smoked salmon pate we had and a little of the roll mop herring, for the slightly more adventurous customers, again with the dill creme fraiche. We love when customers try something new and love it.
View the band in the video below. Spot anyone you know..??
We also finally announced that, due to popular demand, our famous Gin Pairing Evening is back!! Our first night kicks off on the 2nd of June at 8pm. 5 delicious seafood courses all matched perfectly to Eden Mill Gin, sound like a bit of you? Our tickets are on sale now over on our website www.thetailend.co.uk £65pp or £45 if for some reason you don't want the gin.
Back to the Night Market, we were joined by many other fabulous local vendors. Offering a wide variety of goods from fresh baked bread, artisan cheese, brownies, local breweries, freshly made crepes, homemade soaps, pet treats, beer, cured meats. The Steak barn served up some amazing burgers from the grill and there was wood fired pizza and fish and chip trucks parked outside if you fancied something a little different. The balgove also showcased their delicious homegrown bakery and they had a beautiful arrangement of fresh, seasonal flowers from their flower shed.
All in all a fun filled night celebrating and making friends with all the incredible local suppliers we have right on our doorstep. We met lots of businesses we hadn't heard of before and got to try some delish samples from our stall neighbours (perks of the job).
The evening ended with this beautiful sunset, the band were still playing in the background and the last few sips of beer in the sun.
We had such a great time at Balgove that we will be returning on June 12th for the next one!!
We hope to see you there.
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