It's been a great year...
As the year draws to a close, we have been reminiscing over 2017. This year has definitely been one one of the best for Tailend. We have had so many wonderful highs as a business.
We have held many fabulous events, won some amazing awards, officially opened Tailend Dundee and met some new amazing friends.
Here is a look back at some of the amazing highlights of 2017.
Thank you so much for your continued support, heres to 2018 and another successful year!!
Right at the beginning of the year we kicked off with a great event, 'Burns on the Beach' a mix of Australia day and Burns Night with a battle between wine and beer.
In February we finally opened Tailend Dundee! After a couple years of extreme renovation we turned a derelict basement into a beautiful, modern restaurant that we hope will build as many fond memories with the people of Dundee, just as 'The Deep Sea' before us has done.
In March we were delighted to have won Best Business in Fife by the Scottish Retail Awards. This then put it us into the grand finals where every regional winner attended an award ceremony in Glasgow....
...which we won!!! We won Best Restaurant in Scotland 2017!
This couldn't of been more of a surprise and we were so thrilled and proud to receive such an incredible award with so many other fantastic businesses in the running. Hopefully we will do well again next year!
We then launched our first ever Chefs Table Menu, 5 amazing, seasonal courses with optional matching flight (specifically designed by our friends at Luvians Bottle Shop). We now have a new menu launching next year!! P.S For a limited time you can book a table of 6 at a bargain price at Itison.com!!
We also held events gorgeous dining events for the Wine Society and and a seafood and sherry evening with Luvians St Andrews. Using some of St Andrews finest local producers we sent out some delicious menus for our guests.
One of our tastiest events yet..... Asian Fusion. Maybe one of our most popular events to date, something we may have to do again in 2018!!
And of course our first ever event at Tailend Dundee. In collaboration with Ogilvy Vodka!! A gorgeous set menu with Ogilvy Vodka flight. For our first event this was a huge success. We created a great friendship with the guys from Ogilvy and designed some really tasty dishes!!
Tailend Dundee was also nominated in this years Scottish Business Awards! A huge achievement considering how early on we are. Hopefully next year we can bring home an award!
One of our proudest moments of 2017 was supporting our friends at Tobys Magical Journey. For Childhood cancer awareness month we raised money all month and held a party for Toby and his friends to come and have some delish food, enjoy some entertainment and just forget about their treatment for a little while.
At the end of the month we had raised £1700 for this incredible charity. To learn more about the charity or to give a donation please visit Tobys Magical Journey.
In November we supported Tay Fms Mission Christmas. An appeal for gifts to give to under privileged children around Tayside and Fife. Some families really struggle with the financial side to Christmas. So Mission Christmas makes it possible for every child to wake up to presents from Santa.
To raise money we held a 5 course gin tasting event with Eden Mill. There was tastings of Eden Mills new gins, All 5 of our courses were paired an Eden Gin and we held a raffle with many fantastic prizes from local businesses in and around Dundee and all our guests left with a fab goodie bag with gifts from Bon Accord, Eden Mill and ourselves. This event was great fun and something we would love to do again. Especially when proceeds to go to such an incredible cause.
In november we also attended Savour St Andrews Chefs Taster Lunch at the Old Course hotel. This is where top chefs and food and drink businesses from in and around St Andrews joined forces for an afternoon of fabulous food & fantastic fun! For our offering we prepared a delicious cured Scottish Salmon.
We used local a gin from Darnley's, based in Kingsbarns, Fife. We chose to cure in Darnley's Spiced Gin. Pulling the warm tones, nutmeg & cinnamon from the Gin through the salmon. For the Salmon, we served with Wasabi Mayo, Pickled Radish & Samphire & Yuzu Pearls.
We have done so much this year and we can only hope to continue doing so in 2018!!
None of this would be happening without the amazing and continued support from all our customers. Thank you all so so much!
We are already planning some great events for next year so make sure and follow us on facebook, twitter or instagram to keep up to date with all the latest events.
Wishing you all the best New Years and a brilliant 2018!! #LoveTailend
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