Gleneagles gastro pop-ups for Autumn
By Sharon Wilson This autumn, Gleneagles will play host to a series of pop-ups in a changing line-up of seafood shacks, street food festivals and modern pie shops. 29th - 31st August 2020: The Seafood Bar Next to the croquet lawn, Gleneagles’ two summerhouses become the perfect seafood haven, decorated with signature blue and white stripes. Enjoy small plates such as hand-dived Isle of Mull scallops, langoustines roasted in their shells, and Gleneagles & Co’s smoked salmon. More substantial dishes include New England-style lobster roll, a Hebridean crab and mackerel salad, and crispy cod landed in Peterhead. Guests can take a stroll, or soak up the late summer sunshine at one of the mint-green tables, feasting on a classic seafood platter alongside some chilled bubbles. 19th - 20th September: Indian Street Food Festival A slice of Punjab life inspired by the cult hit London restaurant Tandoor Chop House. The new summerhouses will be decorated as a technicolour roadside Dhaba. Punchy bites include Bombay vada pav - a fried potato dumpling - and crunchy bhelpuri chaat, layered with puffed rice, roasted peanuts and tangy chutneys. From the tandoor oven, there will be skewers of Kashmiri chicken tikka, spiced seekh kebab, paneer tikka and tandoori king prawns with fluffy naans and pittas. A fragrant saffron almond kulfi rounds off the men with cups of steaming hot chai. 10th - 11th October: The Gamekeeper’s Hut Gleneagles will celebrate the glorious British traditions of pie-making and the hunt at The Gamekeeper’s Hut. Dishes include slowly simmered pearl barley, lentil and root vegetable broth, a sourdough roll stuffed with red wine-braised venison, and a wild boar, sage and onion Scotch egg served with sharp piccalilli. The chefs at Gleneagles will roll out fresh pastry each morning for their pheasant, bacon and leek pie, and a game, haggis and hazelnut sausage roll, with homemade mushroom ketchup. Red wine-poached pears will come with baked vanilla cream, and there will be s’mores ready to toast over the fire pit, while glasses of hot spiced apple juice and mulled wine ward off any chill. Reservations at email@example.com or on 0800 704 705.