Media Release: Edinburgh’s ‘most glamorous festival escape’ is back!


THIS August, Edinburgh Festival favourite, the pop-up Pommery Champagne Cafe Bar, returns to the Royal Mile as arguably the most glamorous place to soak up the world-renowned carnival atmosphere.

The historic Signet Library on the Royal Mile which, for the rest of the year hosts the acclaimed Gran Caffè, will for the fourth year open its doors for festival fizz from Friday 1 August to Monday 25 August 2014.

While right at the heart of festival fever, the Pommery Bar itself is a luxurious haven, and the ideal place to recharge and rest weary legs.

Over the past four years, the cafe bar has become known as the place to see and be seen during Edinburgh’s festivals, while providing the perfect place to escape the crowds and enjoy food cooked from scratch and a real glass of bubbly.

This year, the stylish pop-up is embracing its Scottish home, with indulgent Sunday whisky experiences; ‘Meet the Brewer’ events with samples of locally-brewed artisan beers and, for a truly special evening, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Ticket & Dining packages.

The tutored champagne tastings – completely sold out in 2013 – will also be returning, once again led by Sara Hicks, Pommery’s UK champagne ambassador.

Open daily from 11am until late, food will once again take centre stage.  Favourites from last year make a welcome return: whole roast lobster with chunky potato wedges and the festival-renowned Pommery Burger.

There are also gorgeous champagne afternoon teas and a range of exquisite locally sourced seafood on offer, as well as tasty sharing platters and range of delicious desserts – brand new for 2014.

The Pommery Champagne Cafe Bar is a partnership between Edinburgh creative caterers, Heritage Portfolio, and the Writers to the Signet, owners of the Signet Library.

Over the last year, the Gran Caffè in the Signet Library has cemented its profile as one of the premier food and drink venues in Edinburgh, featuring on The List’s Eating & Drinking Guide Hit List alongside other Heritage Portfolio cafes in historic venues.

Reservations open at 10am on Saturday 26 July.

For the latest news and offers follow @PommeryBar on Twitter or Facebook or visit http://www.thesignetlibrary.co.uk/pommery-champagne-cafe-bar/.

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Champagne Tutored Tasting

Sara Hicks, UK Ambassador Pommery Champagne

13 August – 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm and  14 / 15 August 1.30pm – 3.30pm

This event is a unique experience for champagne lovers or novices alike. Engaging and energetic tutored tasting of four seasonal Pommery champagnes from Sara Hicks, followed by sharing platters and a further glass of Brut Royal Champagne.

Chocolate, Whiskies and Cocktails

Annabel Meikle – The Whisky Belle

3 / 10 / 17 / 24 August – 2 pm

A luxurious experience for an indulgent Sunday afternoon, this is an engaging interactive introduction to whisky, tutored by The Whisky Belle, Annabelle Meikle. Taste two whiskies and two whisky cocktails showcasing The Famous Grouse family, paired with exquisite chocolates from The Highland Chocolatier.

Four Beers and a Burger

Meet the Brewer – Knops Beer Company Ltd

4 / 11 / 18 August – 7 pm

The Pommery Bar serves brilliant artisan beers from local lads Knops Brewery. Sample the beers and meet the brewer, hear the tales behind the ales and enjoy one of our superb Pommery Burgers.

Single Malt Sundays

Annabel Meikle – The Whisky Belle

3 / 10 / 17 /24 August – 5 pm

Take a journey around Scotland in a glass. Sample four regional single malt whiskies and be expertly guided through the variety of styles by The Whisky Belle, Annabelle Meikle. Enjoy a selection of Scottish tapas bites made to enhance the experience. Perfect for sharing with friends.

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Ticket & Dinner Package

Why not enjoy a pre-dinner Pommery Champagne Cocktail and three course meal before enjoying the world famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo? Our ticket and dinner package starts from just £75 per person and is an ideal way to entertain clients, staff or friends, while enjoying the greatest show on earth. Book via www.heritageportfolio.co.uk

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