While the usual requirement is for visitors to take the whole castle on an exclusive use basis, the 600th birthday dinners represent a break from tradition and for the year of celebrations, are available without the need to hire the venue as a whole.
Featuring eight courses such as roe deer tartare, local lamb with anchovy and whipped buttermilk with sea buckthorn syrup, each course comes with perfectly matched wines and is expertly served, creating a superb overall experience. Available for a group of up to 20 diners, the menu starts at £150 per head and has been created by Dundas Castle’s exclusive catering providers, Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events.
Owner, Sir Jack Stewart-Clark comments: “Marking the 600th birthday of a building requires a big celebration! These dinners are totally unique and offer a one-off opportunity for our guests to enjoy the surroundings of our historic and beautiful Keep. As one of Scotland’s oldest venues, the Keep has in its lifetime has been a prison, a home, a fortress, a RAF base and is now a stunning events venue.”
Tom Beauchamp, Head Chef at Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events said: “The 600th anniversary of the keep is a significant milestone and it’s an honour to be part of the occasion and to develop a menu to celebrate this majestic venue. Our bespoke tasting menu focuses on the best of Scottish produce, combining interesting flavours and textures, in order to reflect the fascinating legacy of the castle and the Keep.”
Dundas Castle is a five star exclusive-use venue suitable for group events, corporate meetings and weddings for up to 200 people. Based only 15 minutes from Edinburgh Airport and on the edge of the city, the Castle has seventeen luxury bedrooms plus a range of meeting rooms and event spaces.
Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events has an exclusive partnership with Dundas Castle providing bespoke catering for more than 100 weddings and private and corporate celebrations each year. Its team of talented chefs pride themselves on creating unique and innovative menus, tailored to impress guests at every occasion, with a focus on provenance, seasonal and local produce.