Winter whiteout

dinner table dressed in white for 8 people with christmas decorations

I’ve been to a few Google City Experts events, and so I know those guys can show people a good time. And last Wednesday evening’s event was no exception. In fact, it might have been the best one yet.

The venue for the evening was The Pompadour by Galvin restaurant, which sits proudly in the five-star Caledonian Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The theme was winter whiteout and this spectacular hotel looked even prettier than normal decorated with snow-laden branches and wintery back drops.

The evening started with a gin cocktail and a selection of moreish canapés. What followed was a three-course meal of the highest standard, which was so delicious. We started with shellfish, which I am a huge fan of, before moving onto partridge. I’d never tried partridge before, but I loved it and can’t wait to have it again.

When it was time for dessert, it was an event in itself: a 3D cake of one of Edinburgh’s landmarks. It looked almost too pretty to eat … but in the end I did. You can’t say no to cake, right?

After we had chatted to a few other city experts and made the most of the photo booth, we returned to our table for coffee and petit fours. They tasted as good as they looked and the mini donuts really were to die for!

Do you have the Google City Experts programme in your city? If you do I would recommend signing up – it’s a lot of fun!


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  • https://acrossthehogsback.wordpress.com/ Gianni W.

    This event looks wonderful! And the food…wow. I don’t blame you for eating the cake (and everything else) however beautiful it was.

    • chiara

      Thanks Gianni. The cake was soooo good!x

  • http://www.fromthedeskofj.blogspot.com Jenny

    Wow everything looks stunning. I’ve never heard of Google City Experts but I live right by the Silicon Valley so I’m sure there’s some kind of cool Google events here! My dream is to work for Google :) I’ve driven by their buildings here and everyone rides bikes! It looks fun :)

    • chiara

      I think working for Google is a bit of a dream if mine too, Jenny :-)

  • http://the.pyreflies.org Jessica

    I have no idea if we do, but I’m going to look it up as soon I hit submit on this comment! Those mini doughnuts look DELICIOUS!!

    • chiara

      The mini doughnuts were incredible Jessica, I wish I could get my hands on some more!x

  • http://meandmr.com Melanie

    Looks like a really fun event!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    • chiara

      It was great fun, thanks Melanie!x

  • http://www.rhymeandribbons.com Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

    This looks like an amazing event! I love the look of everything! x

    • chiara

      Thanks Amanda, it was really good fun!x

  • http://charlieleschroniques.blogspot.fr/ Charlie

    Absolutely gorgeous ! What a decor !

    • chiara

      The decor was amazing Charlie, so pretty x

  • http://www.fullofbeansandsausages.com Holly

    Wow!! How lavish, it looks amazing!