join us on tuesday 17 november for our next wine tasting event. on the night you’ll enjoy 5 different wines matched alongside 5 delicious courses. all of this for just £35pp!
call us on 0141 432 0023 to book your tickets!
~~ the wine ~~
fino ‘en rama’, saca de mayo 2015, equipo navazos sherry , equipo navazos | jerez, spain
the courtesan, riesling, the character series | south australia
casato di melzi, primitivo, igt, salento, mabis | veneto, italy
cuvée mathierou, aop, château la clotte fontane | languedoc & south west, france
cala no1, bodegas y viñedos tinedo | la mancha, spain
~~ 5 course menu ~~
norcerella olives, iberian ham, manchego cheese, toasted almonds and roasted beets
fragrant thai mussels in a kaffir lime and lemongrass broth
thyme and balsamic confit duck with braised leeks and celeriac puree
roast lamb rump with salsify chips, sautéed wild mushrooms, buttered kale and pan juice gravy
rosemary and red wine poached pear with cinnamon risotto and candied walnuts
our friends over at tramway are hosting an exhibition showcasing all nominees for arguably the most prestigious contemporary art award – the turner prize 2015. as southsiders, we are so unbelievably lucky to have this fantastic creative space right on our doorstep (a ten minute, half a mile walk to be precise!). this is the very first time the turner prize has been held in scotland – a very exciting time for our ever expanding art community.
the 2015 turner prize is being held from 1 october to 17 january 2016, with the winner being announced on 7 december 2015.
the nominees for this year are:
“given how many artists from glasgow have made up the turner prize shortlists over recent years, it is great to have the prize on show in tramway, which feels like a natural home for the prize this year.” > dr penelope curtis, director, tate britain
in addition to the turner prize exhibition, tramway are also offering many other exciting activities for visitors. so, if you’re looking for creative inspiration check out their workshops, talks and tours!
“over the last 20 years, glasgow and scotland has gained national and international recognition as a centre of excellence in, and for, the visual arts and for many years artists who are from scotland or who have trained at the glasgow school of art – one of the world’s leading art schools – have been nominated for, or won, the award.” > nicholas serota, director, tate
come and share your thoughts and turner prize experiences with us – we’d love to hear. what a great exhibition to have in the heart of our community!
it is so great to have scotland’s biggest running event right on our doorstep. we would love to welcome all bungolites for a well-deserved post great scottish run bite to eat.
we wish everyone involved the very best of luck on sunday!
in case you haven’t heard, the world’s biggest coffee morning is happening THIS FRIDAY! help macmillan support people affected by cancer and join us on friday 25 september for delicious cakes and coffee.
every cake shared helps to support people affected by cancer.
£27 could pay for a macmillan nurse to spend an hour with someone who has just been told they have cancer.
£62 could help someone with cancer claim the benefits they are entitled to.
£175 could enable a person living with cancer to heat their home when they really need to.
together we can make sure that no one faces cancer alone. so go on… have another slice.
if you can’t make it along to the bungo on friday but would still like to contribute to this fantastic cause then simply text CUPCAKE to 70550 (one text=£5), go to macmillan.org.uk/coffee or phone 0845 074 2606.
texts cost £5 plus network charge. macmillan will receive 95p of every £1 donated in this way. don’t forget to obtain the bill payers permission first.
sangs an’ clatter is the village storytelling centre’s regular storytelling night, featuring top storytellers and performers from around scotland and beyond.
on thursday 27 august, in the bungo-lo, we are joined by guests ruth kirkpatrick, naomi o’kelly and daniel serridge. with their repertoire of scottish traveller-inspired stories, live music and cheeky tales, topped off with a dose of the usual tomfoolery and wordplay, this month’s show is not to be missed!
here’s a little background to each of the acts:
ruth kirkpatrick – ruth likes to tell all kinds of stories, scottish and international, to all kinds of audiences, young and old. with a passion for tales from the scottish traveller tradition which was nurtured by her early mentor, master storyteller stanley robertson. like him she hails from the north east and at times uses her ‘mither tongue’ doric. her love of scottish ballads and humorous songs also inspired her to work with the great ballad singer sheila stewart.
naomi o’kelly – naomi’s repertoire of cheeky tales are told with wit, energy and enthusiasm. offering a variety of stories from around the world, she’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
daniel serridge – amiable host and storytelling fool daniel, will keep the evening ticking over with his brand of tomfoolery and word play.
don’t miss out, buy your tickets here! just £4 per ticket if bought in advance or £5 on the door.
our next wine night will take place on tuesday 22 september. on the night you will sample wines from australia and new zealand alongside 5 matched food courses.
5 wines + 5 courses for £35pp.
come and join us as we take you on a journey through wine regions in australia and new zealand. our head chef has designed a special dish to accompany each of the 5 wines you will sample on the night. here’s a sneaky look at the menu:
goats cheese, shaved fennel and macadamia salad with a herb gremolata
sauvignon blanc, ferndale, waipara, new zealand
vegetable tempura with a ponzu dip
riesling, zephyr, marlborough, new zealand
grilled barramundi with a thai salad
the googly, chardonnay, south eastern australia
barbecue beef short ribs
the pugilist, cabernet sauvignon, south australia
bitter chocolate and raspberry ganache
the exhibitionist, merlot, south eastern australia
you can buy tickets for the event at the bar or online here. we hope you can join us for a night of delicious food and wine. give us a call on 0141 423 0023 if you would like to know more.
when it comes to rum, we currently have bacardí, bacardí oakheart and diplomatico reserva on the menu. however, in the spirit of national rum day (sunday 16 august) we are placing the spotlight on bacardí oakheart. the story behind the development and rise of bacardí is truly inspiring – from each generation of the bacardí family to the next they have endeavoured to produce an outstanding and timeless rum.
the story behind bacardí
as you probably know, every bacardí bottle is adorned with their recognisable brand marque – the bacardí bat. it is believed that the bat is a symbol of good fortune so when many fruit bats were spotted in the bacardí family’s distillery it was insisted that the bat became their icon. today we still associate it with the bacardí brand just as people did over 150 years ago.
“some of the people in cuba at that time did not know how to write and read so they had to identify rum by something…” – joaquin e. bacardí – 4th generation bacardí family member
as the revolutionary regime took hold in cuba, the bacardí family lost all of their assets (illegally i may add) and they were forced out of the country. what they didn’t lose was their knowledge and passion. so, it was only a matter of time before they restarted the business elsewhere. bacardí’s secret blend has been passed down through generations and today is held only by the maestros de ron bacardí.
“they can take everything you own but you’ll still have everything you know”.
bacardí’s unique flavour comes down to the isolated strain of yeast identified by don facundo bacardí massó (la levadura bacardí) and the unique filtration process used. bacardí has developed a secret and unique mix of charcoals using tropical woods and coconut shells which remove unwanted flavour notes and allow the desired flavours to be amplified.
expertly crafted from heavily charred oak barrels giving it a unique, smoky flavour before being filtered through charcoal, and then finished by adding a secret blend of spices.
tasting notes: warm and intense, moody character, vanilla and caramel notes gives this spiced rum a sweet, peppery finish.
bungo bacardí oakheart special
simple but significant. on national rum day, sunday 16 august, we’re adding a delicious spiced daiquiri to the menu. come and enjoy for £6.50.
if you fancy trying out your cocktail making skills at home here’s the recipe for you to try!
50ml bacardí oakheart
25ml lime juice
a dash of sugar syrup
shaken and strained
we hope you can join us on sunday 16 august to celebrate national rum day. call the bungo on 0141 423 0023 if you’d like to make a reservation.
our next wine tasting night takes place in the bungo-lo on tuesday 4 august. join us on the night and savour 5 different wines from across france. our head chef will also delight your taste buds as she serves a 5 course tasting menu, with each dish matched to each wine.
tickets are only £28pp – here’s a sneak peek at the wine & tasting menu…
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jurançon sec, domaine loustale, béarn, france, 2014
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grenache blanc, felicette, languedoc & south west, france, 2014
| mushroom & walnut tart
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la vie en rose, igp pays d’oc, languedoc, france, 2014
| nicoise salad
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saumur champigny, ‘les poyeux’, domaine de la bonnelière, loire, france, 2010
| confit of duck with prunes and haricots blancs
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muscat de beaumes de venise, ‘la séductrice’, val de garrigue, rhône, france, 2013
| strawberry millefeuille
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tickets can be purchased at the bar, over the phone (0141 423 0023) or online here.
every few months we like to host a wine tasting event in the bungo-lo (our unique downstairs function suite). on tuesday 21 april we were joined by over 40 guests and of course our wine master for the evening, dan odfjell jnr (owner of the odfjell vineyards in santiago, chile). the odfjell family forged a unique reputation by rediscovering the forgotten wealth of chile’s winemaking past – they believe their carignan vines in cauquenes are the oldest in chile at over 100 years old!
flying over 7,000 miles from santiago to glasgow’s southside, dan took us on a journey of discovery sharing his knowledge of chilean wine. all while showcasing odfjell vineyards’ pioneering spirit which enables them to capture the best of chile in a bottle – yum!
to complement each wine, our head chef created a sumptuous 5 course tasting menu which went down a treat. here’s an insight into what our guests enjoyed at the tasting:
- sauvignon blanc, anconcagua
- this citrus saturated sauvignon is married with a chilean sea bass ceviche
- merlot, central valley
- a fruit concentrated merlot paired with costillar de chancho (pork ribs)
- syrah, central valley
- a full bodied wine served alongside humitas empanada (corn empanada)
- flying fish, central valley
- hints of chocolate and coffee this combines perfectly with slow cooked beef
- cabernet franc, maipo
- oaky with ripe berry twinned with chilean cheese and walnuts
mouth-watering? well, we’re delighted to be hosting another wine tasting experience in june. this time we will be taking you on a spanish journey to the condado de huelva winemaking region and specifically the bodegas conteras ruiz vineyard. stay tuned for more details!
tired of trying to decide what to eat when you get home from work each night? let us half your decision making time with our weekly around the world specials menu!
on mondays to thursdays we add a special guest dish to our menu relating to the theme for that evening. don’t worry though, while the theme stays the same our chefs create a different dish each week sure to keep your taste buds tantalised. special + beer* = joy! …and all for £9.95pp!**