La Laterna 1 Year Birthday Party : Event Review

447 Great Western Road
Glasgow G12 8HH

T:  0141 334 0686  W: lalanternawestend.co.uk

Child-Friendly: Yes (well-behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


The guys at La Laterna were lovely to invite me to their 1-year birthday party, and I couldn’t miss this as I love Italian food and it sounded fun.

I have been here several times but only ever done one review (you can view it here).

For me, up until last time, it was just so-so, and my last visit was nice. Don’t get me wrong, I am not sure why I felt this way but it was just how I felt so I was looking forward to going back and trying the food again.

Tonight we were told there would be food to sample, tapas style which was in keeping with the new menu and some cocktails plus music….this sounded like a fun night.

Arrived…

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Inside is very cosy, it’s not the biggest restaurant but has a really nice atmosphere.

The Food

The food was served up in a buffet style which was perfect for tonight’s party, that way everyone could help themselves to what they wanted and how much

I was told tonight that here was changing their menu to be Italian Tapas, which I think is a good idea as its becoming a very popular trend.

They brought out round 1 of the food, so I headed up and took a little of everything.

Round 2

Round 3 & 4

Round 4

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As you can see everyone tonight was spoiled, and very very well fed.

The food tonight some will be found on the new menu, and some were just for tonight. Due to this, I will tell you the ones I liked from the above.

I narrowed it down to my top 5 from tonight.

The first looked like a small calzone, and it basically was and the flavour was so so good!!! so good I had to have 3 🙂 Next was Arancini and WOW so so good again!! the flavours were perfect and again I was a little greedy and had 3 🙂

The pasta came out near the end and it was worth the wait, there were three types I only sampled two. One was a meatball pasta and one was a crab/prawn pasta, both the flavours were perfect and very very moreish.

Overall :

I am very impressed with everything tonight, and more so the food! The last few times I have been here I enjoyed the food but thought it was just ok…..tonight really changed my mind and can’t wait to come back to try more of the new menu.

I am very happy I got this invite and could be part of the celebration with everyone tonight, congratulations to everyone and thanks again 🙂

See you soon!!

Grazie mille

Epoch Launch Part Event (Glasgow)

img_1096Princess Square
48 Buchanan Street
Glasgow G1 3JN

V: 31st August 2017      T: (0141) 261 0291    W: www.epochglasgow.com/

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


I recently got invited to the official launch party for Epoch Glasgow.

Epoch has been open for a good few weeks, but tonight it was the official launch. The event invitation told us what we could look forward to on the night :

  • Sample the menu
  • Take part in wine tasting
  • Try some cocktails
  • Chef Andrew Greenan Q&A

When this invited landed in my inbox I couldn’t turn it down, Epoch was on my hit list to try……granted for food but hey sampling some food and trying their cocktails sounded just as good.

The Event :

Tonight the food was little samples of what they have on offer, so throughout we were served little tasters and also had the option to go to a small buffet for some extras.

We were also allowed to try some cocktails, so it would have been rude not to try them.

The cocktails that I tried were very good, and very tasty so if your here I recommend you try some.

Throughout the night we had a DJ playing some tunes, the style was very upbeat and helped create a nice atmosphere for this launch event night.

One part of this event that really stood out for me, was there was a little attraction for us to have fun with. This was by a company called bygone photo booth where you take a photo, upload it to Instagram using a specific hashtag and it prints out your picture with the company’s logo etc. I LOVED this as it was a great fun idea, and yes I even got two photos printed.

The Food :

All the food tonight was very fresh tasty and I could have easily had more of the small cookie and cheese bites.

I had a really nice evening tonight, and got to try new food, some cocktails and enjoy the atmosphere.

Overall tonight was a very fun and enjoyable evening, I am sure the staff were all very nervous since it was an official launch but they were amazing and everyone looked like they were having a very nice evening.

I would like to thank Epoch for my invite tonight, and I will see you soon to try your food.

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My Grandparents 60th Wedding Anniversary at the Glasgow Blysthwood Hotel

Event Date : Saturday 11th February 2017

Not many people these days stay married, not many people these days get married.

It’s a rare thing these days to hear anyone married for more then 50 years, most people tend to just be life long partners but what matters most is that you love the person you are with.

The good parts and the bad parts, this is true love not caring about the past just caring about the present and your future with them.

My Grandparents were 60 years married, and 60 years still happy not may can say this.

Tonight was the celebration event for my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary, and it was being held at the Glasgow Blysthwood Square Hotel.

Website : www.blythswoodsquare.com/partner/glasgow-blythswood-square/

11 Blythswood Square
Glasgow G2 4AD

On arrival the event room was empty as I got here early, so it was a good time to get some good photos.

The cake was really lovely and elegantly decorated, we also had really pretty balloons.

The company used was Cloud Nine Cake Centre

Website : www.cloudninecakecentre.co.uk

At Cloud Nine Cake Centre we specialise in celebration cakes and everything you need to make your own if you prefer! We can create something amazing for your wedding or party and we supply cake decorating supplies to businesses and schools all over the country.

The room was decorated very nicely, there were anniversary balloons around the room. There was a nice white dance floor, which you can rent from the Hotel for any special occasion.

I took a video which is on my Instagram feel free to check it out : VIEW

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As everyone turned up we all waited in the lower bar area, where a Saxophone player was playing in the background.

His name was Andy Weaver he was very good and the music created a nice welcoming atmosphere. Please check him out on his Facebook page below.

Facebook : facebook.com/andy.weaver.37

Once everyone had arrived we all went to our tables.

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As you saw from the above photos and video, and the one above this text the table settings were really nice and very elegant. Everyone commented on this, and how lovely the room was.

Tonights table setting were done by the company Bespoke Touches

Website : www.bespoketouches.co.uk

We understand how important it is to create the right atmosphere at your venue and to achieve this we offer a range of bespoke wedding and event services tailored to your needs and wishes.
We can provide a full venue styling package including chair covers, centrepieces, accessories and favours or provide the finishing touch you need to complete your special day.

We deliver a stunning setting suitable for any occasion. with our experience, contacts and high quality products we ensure that your event remains firmly in the minds of friends, family and guests for years to come.

A little thought can go a long way… with a little thought and a lot of planning any venue can take on a vibrant, beautiful almost magical appearance.

Since I am a food blogger I couldn’t not take photos of the food tonight.

We were given a menu which to be honest I didn’t really get a change to study, as I was busy chatting with people.

I made a quick decision when ordering but it was a good one.

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Starter :

Smooth chicken liver parfait, toasted brioche, Onion chutney and rocket

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I am a big fan of Pate and this was full of flavour, having it on the brioche just set it off and was really good.

Again anywhere you go and order Pate they never give you enough whatever to spread it on, you always get a larger amount of Pate then the toast etc….I really wish I knew why they did this.

Main :

Seared supreme of Chicken with chive mashed potato, leek fondue, fine beans with shallots, Cherry tomatoes and red wine sauce

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For me this was the only option on the menu that sounded ok, the other option I wasn’t really a fan of so this was my fall back.

I am glad it was a fall back, the chicken was cooked really nice.

The leek fondue was my favourite as what ever they did to it, it was a really nice flavour and I could have had more.

Dessert :

Vanilla panna cotta , mango and kiwi salsa, passionfruit syrup and Chantilly cream

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There is always room for dessert.

This was very light, very easy to eat and had a nice flavour.

To finish we had a coffee or tea.

Through the meal and a little after the mean singer Henrick Solera.

Henrick Solera Facebook : www.facebook.com/henricksolera/
Twitter : @henricksolera
Website : www.rickysolera.com

I have now met Henrick a few times, as he has been at most of the events we have held at the Blysthwood Hotel.

My little cousin Danielle also sang a song with him, again a proud cousin here as thats something I couldn’t do even if I could sing in tune. Its only a short clip as the full video is 3mins long, and Instagram limit size.

Video : Watch

The evening went very well, and my grandparents had a lovely time.

This was a special moment for all the family, my grandparents and friends. Again I would like to wish them a Happy Anniversary

xxx