Blog by The Pompadour

Blog by The Pompadour


Thank you for visiting our blog. We hope you enjoy the wide variety of posts here. Please do comment, ask questions and engage with us - we love to chat and share our knowledge and passion for food and drink, this is very much a part of who we are.

Posted: 02/07/2019

Next week (31 July), Michelin-starred chef Paul Welburn will be cooking up a storm in The Pompadour’s kitchen as the final act in the exclusive Guest Chef Series. Paul, who worked alongside Gary Rhodes for seven years and has 17 years’ culinary experience, is Head Chef at the Oxford Kitchen, delivering nostalgic British dishes with a modern twist. He’ll be serving up a five course tasting menu, featuring gin and tonic cured salmon, hay smoked venison with red fruits, and gooseberry, coconut cheesecake, tarragon meringue, for one night only. It’ll be the first time he has cooked in Scotland having worked in restaurants with so...
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Posted: 17/04/2019

Next month, the three AA rosette restaurant, The Pompadour in Edinburgh, will launch its exclusive Guest Chef Series, bringing five chefs with Michelin-starred experience to the capital for the first time between 11 May and 31 July. The first chef to launch this gastronomic experience and showcase his distinctive modern French cuisine is London-based Phil Howard on 11 May. Co-owner of Elystan Street in Chelsea, Phil began his career working for the Roux, after honing his skills there and also with Marco Pierre White. There after he went on to open his first restaurant The Square where he secured two Michelin stars. This will be followe...
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Posted: 04/10/2018

The Pompadour Head Chef, Daniel Ashmore has designed a very special menu to celebrate all things truffle this autumn. Diners will be able to indulge in a delicious four-course menu, with each course inspired by truffles, during the Tempting Truffles Dinner on Thursday 8 November at 6:30pm. An ambitious challenge, the menu has been inspired by Chef Dan’s love of this rare, decadent ingredient. The carefully selected truffles for the menu will be supplied by Zak Frost of Wiltshire Truffles, with English Black Autumn Truffles and Italian White Truffles two of the four featured. Highlights from the Tempting Truffles Dinner menu include: ...
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Posted: 06/07/2018

Later this month, The Pompadour welcomes Executive Chef, James Wang from its sister hotel in Beijing to co-host a series of Cantonese-British evenings in The Pompadour with Head Chef, Daniel Ashmore. Together the chefs will delight guests with an eight course collaborative tasting menu, served in the beautifully restored Pompadour dining room overlooking Edinburgh Castle. The collaborative dinners will be available in the fine dining restaurant between Wednesday 29th August and Sunday 2nd September inclusive. The launch evening on the 29th August will feature authentic Chinese entertainment with live music to celebrate the coming togeth...
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Posted: 09/05/2018

Daniel Ashmore, Head Chef at The Pompadour, was awarded Fine Dining Chef of the Year at the Scottish Food Awards on 20 May. With a wealth of experience, Chef Dan has worked for various top kitchens in London including Michelin-starred restaurants, The Square in Mayfair and La Trompette. Moving to Edinburgh, Dan worked at Number One and Hadrian’s Brasserie at The Balmoral before joining The Pompadour in March last year. The beautiful fine-dining restaurant, located within the iconic five-star Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, holds three AA Rosettes and offers guests an unforgettable dining experience with stunning views o...
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