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Sodexo celebrates National Museum of Scotland ‘Extravaganza’ with sensory dining experience

Sodexo sensory event
Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events wowed guests with a mysterious, sensory dining experience as part of a venue showcase event at the National Museum of Scotland.  
The catering specialists set up a secret log cabin surrounded by an enchanted forest at the ‘Evening Extravaganza’ in Edinburgh, with participants blindfolded and provided with an audio-guide, to fully immerse them in the tasting journey.


Starting with a foraged iced pine and elderflower palate cleanser, guests were played sounds of a howling blizzard before being led to a cosy cabin where they were offered a range of familiar and heart-warming canapes, whilst listening to the soundtrack of a crackling fire.  

Bites of sticky glazed wild boar sausage, cheese on toast, and a rich chocolate-whisky truffle speckled with popping candy, were all served as part of the experience.  

Linzi McLaren, General Manager, Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, said: “We wanted to create a fun and unique experience that guests would remember. By limiting their sight, we took participants out of their comfort zone and added an element of surprise, while the voice track triggered their imagination.  

“Each ‘bite’ was created using nostalgic flavours with the aim of stimulating memories of childhood adventures.  

“We received fantastic feedback from guests and it certainly proved that ‘drinks and canapes’ are best served with a twist.”

More than 300 guests attended the event at the Museum, with other entertainment including circus acts, trapeze artists and dancers.

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