We were welcomed with a glass of fizz and the company of these 2 great chefs who were happily to chat, laugh and wade there way through a stacked table of their books to sign!
The room was set in long tables and we were invited to get to know our neighbours and as the booze flowed, we all bonded over a love 0f food. Mr Singh and Mr Smith are wonderful hosts, wandering up and down the tables, explaining the inspiration for the food, cracking jokes and happily taking a seat at the tables and getting to know everyone.
The food was splendid, a perfect blend of West Coast ingredients with Singh’s signature spices. Highlights were the melting lamb with soft spices and the achingly addictive chocolate and chilli tart. Coupled with a super wine collection offered by Tigerlily and for me a splendid gin martini, I was transported from a cold winter’s evening in Edinburgh to the warmth that only good food and drink will provide.
I would certainly recommend keeping an eye out for other events at Tigerlily – rumour has is it this was the venue for George’s Clooney’s lunch time dining on his recent visit. If that isn’t a ringing endorsement, I don’t know what is!
Tigerlily | 125 George Street Edinburgh
Jane Pendry is The Plus One’s Director in Edinburgh. She is borderline obsessive about good food and yoga. After a year galavanting around the world, she has returned to her home town to pursue her passions for exciting events, food and writing.