We cannot believe it has been a week since our Ogilvy Vodka event!
This was our first public event at Tailend Dundee and we absolutely loved it! Working with the guys from Ogilvy was a dream. They are so chilled and such pros at their game it made us completely relax and enjoy the evening so much more.
We had our seating plan up and led people to their seats. We had place settings for everyone and comment cards, where we encouraged our guests to review each course and its pairings.
We really appreciate customer feedback, we love to know how we can improve our events or just our service in general and what our guests really enjoyed.
Using Ogilvy’s award-winning vodka, the spices from the Bloody Mary cocktail warm the palette. Giving it it's spicy reputation. The saltiness from the oyster marries in the black pepper notes found in the vodka and used as garnish.
This combination gives you an instant hit of flavour.
Pierogis and Ogilvy Strawberry Perfect Pour
Pierogi, also known as varenyky, are filled dumplings of (usually) Central and Eastern European origin. They are made by wrapping pockets of unleavened dough around a savoury or sweet filling and cooking them in boiling water. Making it perfect to pair with vodka, which is traditionally linked to eastern European countries. However, this Scottish Ogilvy vodka works just as well
(if not better) with our take on the dish. We have used a Strawberry and cucumber Perfect Pour for this course. The strawberry gives just a nice sweetness to the dish. The cucumber refreshes the palette, keeping everything nice and clean. Perfect summer tipple!
Seafood Charcuterie Matched with Vodka Neat
Vodka cured salmon, mussels, pickled
herring, peppers and pear. The sweetness from
the pepper and pear helps combat the sharp
flavour from the pickled herring and mussels.
The cured salmon brings out the gorgeous
citrus notes from the vodka.
Walnut Crumbed Halibut and Marmalade Vodka
We loved this course for an added bit of wow-factor. The smoke was made using hay from the Ogilvy farm and we have used the same potatoes used in the vodka process for our ‘potato hay’.
Ogilvy created this marmalade vodka especially for this event, it was a massive hit with everyone. so much so they might be making it a permanent addition! - Watch this space!!
The sharp tart orange marmalade brings out the deep citrus flavours of the vodka and pairs wonderfully to the meaty fish. The sweet pea puree stops the marmalade from being too sharp. Infusing the smoke with the vodka really elevates all the flavours of the vodka and really makes this course special. The biggest hit of the night.
Cottarhouse Cooler Granita
We decided to include this little pre-dessert as a palette cleanser to make a smoother transition from our smoky halibut dish to the rich, creamy shake. The lemon, lime & mint found in this Cottarhouse perfect pour are the just the ingredients needed to completely refresh and invigorate the taste buds. We turned this perfect pour into a granita. A granita is an Italian-style iced water with a granular texture, kind of like a slushy. As a granita, this perfect pour works to clean the palette and completely refresh the taste buds.
It was so tasty, they were all gone before we managed to grab a pic!
Boozy Shake and Red Velvet Cake, Vodka Cream
For the final course, we just wanted to make something a little more fun. There wasn't too much technical pairing used here. This adult version of a milkshake was so tasty, you needed to remind yourself that it is actually alcoholic. The red velvet cake was devine! This dessert was so tasty, the shake wasn't too heavy but you definitely enough to fill even the hungriest tummies.
We had such a great time with this event from start to finish. We have already pencilled in our next event so keep your eyes peeled on our social media for that one.
We hope all our guests enjoyed themselves as much as we did and we just wanted to Thank Ogilvy so much for all their help and special creations for this event. You really helped make this something special!
Until the next time....
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