Winter Workshops at The Bonnie Badger in Gullane

A warm winter haven in the heart of Gullane, The Bonnie Badger has launched a series of events designed to spark some festive spirit.

Winter Workshops at The Bonnie Badger in Gullane

Article Source: The Bonnie Badger
First Published: 17 November 2021 11:25
Updated: 17 November 2021 11:26

The Bonnie Badger to Host Series of Seasonal Events Throughout December

A warm winter haven in the heart of Gullane, The Bonnie Badger has launched a series of events designed to spark some festive spirit. Starting from Thursday 3rd December with a candle-making workshop, the team from The Bonnie Badger will be working in close collaboration with a collective of East Lothian and Edinburgh suppliers to create a series of events designed to help guests prepare for the festive season ahead.

The events will allow visitors and East Lothian locals a chance to taste, learn, sip and shop this festive season. Whether guests want to learn which wine will pair perfectly with Christmas dinner, find out how to be a cocktail connoisseur at home, make a Christmas wreath or create a candle, the workshops are a perfect way to inspire festive dining, drinking, gifting and gatherings.

Held in The Bonnie Badger’s intimate private dining room, each event includes drinks and festive treats, all hand-crafted by The Bonnie Badger’s team of talented chefs.

Booking is recommended as places are limited at each event. Please contact The Bonnie Badger reception team on +44 (0)1620 621 111 to secure a booking. To find out more visit https://bonniebadger.com/festive-events/

The Bonnie Badger Calendar of events runs throughout December;

Thursday 2nd December, 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Candle Making Magic with Melrose Candles

Guests are invited to join Edinburgh-based Melrose Candle Co for a truly sensory experience. As they enjoy mulled wine and mince pies, guests will hear about the process of creating a new scent as they watch the candle masters at work weighing, pouring and stiring the candle.

Bookings: £40 per person, inclusive of a Melrose Original Candle to take home, as well as The Bonnie Badger’s signature mulled wine and handmade mince pies.

Friday 3rd December, 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Whisky Tasting Workshop with Johnnie Walker

Guests will get the chance to meet knowledgeable experts from Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky, as they embark on a warming winter whisky journey. A selection of festive canapés will be matched elegantly with a whisky cocktail on arrival, followed by a trio of whisky serves to sample, each carefully curated and perfectly paired with festive flavours.

Bookings: £25 per person, inclusive of seasonal canapés, a whisky cocktail followed by three whisky serves.

Thursday 9th December, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Festive Wine Tasting with L’art du Vin

Join Richard Bouglet, Director at independent wine merchant, L’art du Vin as he shares a fine festive wine selection matched with a collection of seasonal canapés. Richard will share insights and helpful hints on Christmas food and wine pairings. As guests sample five festive wines, Richard will share the story of each wine and its producer, its flavour profiles, as well as what each wine will pair perfectly with.

Bookings: £30 per person, inclusive of canapes served with a selection of five festive wines.

Friday 10th December, 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Wreath Making Workshop with Foxglove Flowers

Join expert florist Kate Purdie, as she guides guests through a masterclass in making a stylish festive wreath, while enjoying champagne and canapés. Guests will have the chance to create their own wreath, using locally sourced florals and foliage, set to the backdrop of some festive music to get into the Christmas spirit.

Bookings: £65 per person, inclusive of guests’ own wreath, as well as one glass of champagne, along with a selection of seasonal canapés prepared by The Bonnie Badger’s team of chefs.

Thursday 16th December, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Become a Cocktail Connoisseur with Fidra Gin

Award-winning, Fidra Gin is a pure, clean and fragrant gin, made using a clever combination of botanicals, all foraged or grown right on our doorstep in East Lothian. The Bonnie Badger has joined together with Fidra founders, Emma and Jo, to share some simple serves and elegant cocktails to take guests through the festive season. Guests can watch, learn, taste and then try concocting the cocktails, using Fidra Gin, along with a selection of local and seasonal ingredients.

Bookings: £30 per person, inclusive of seasonal canapes and a trio of Gin serves.

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