Here in Glasgow, we like to do things differently. Celebrating Christmas in October? Why not! So 35 Elites and their +1s donned their finest Christmas jumpers and headed along to the uber swanky Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow's West End.
We were treated to an exclusive preview of the Christmas menu – terrine of chicken liver with fig sauce, sea trout gravalax, velouté of creamed Jerusalem artichokes and smoked bacon – and let's not forget the haggis bon bons! Harry L described the food as 'so light and fluffy with a taste explosion in the mouth!' while Nicola C just loved everything – 'a delicious selection on offer!'
Accompanying the delicious canapés were some gorgeous wines from Inverarity One to One. There was a real surprise in store for the guests – cabaret! We had four amazing performers lead by Roxy Stardust who started the night off with a couple of fantastic tunes – 'I'm not afraid' and the hilarious 'Taylor the latte boy'. We also had a Charleston, a burlesque performance and concluded with Miss Lily Minogue (Hotel du Vin is famous for hosting celebs, after all!) in a Santa outfit.
It then turned to the serious part of the night – judging the best Christmas jumper. While Joseph P was the initial favourite, once Sharon M rocked up with her baubles and bells on, the tables turned. With one shake of the bells, the crowd went wild and she won a bottle of wine to take home!
With the night drawing to a close, guests sipped delicious raspberry vodka liqueur which Angela B loved – 'WOW! That was pretty, pretty, preeeeettttttty good!' Harry L summed up the night as 'a fantastic evening in a fantastic venue!'
You can check out all the reviews of the night here, the photos here, and find me – Briony C – on Yelp over here! A huge thank you to Hotel du Vin for hosting the event and providing such a glamorous venue with heavenly good! Thanks to the wonderful Roxy Stardust and her cabaret crew for their performances and as always, Alasdair Watson Photography for the amazing photos!
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