Hogmanay Celebrations

The Hogmanay Ball in The Ballroom

Celebrate the New Year in style and enjoy our magnificent "black tie and ball gown' Grand Hogmanay Ball.

Champagne and canapés will be served at 7.00pm in The Long Gallery, then moving on to a sumptuous 5 course gala meal in The Ballroom. Entertainment will be provided by a band (the fabulous Callanish who will play a mix of ceilidh and modern tracks) and disco - between them the dancefloor promises to be packed all night long! A glass of bubbly and our Scottish piper will welcome in the New Year, with then more dancing and concluding with a further measure of aplomb at 2am, with Scotch Pies served on departure, and for those who wish- a complimentary Drambuie chaser.

We usually have about 150 guests attending The Ball and seating is on tables of twelve (the hotel will assist with seating  smaller parties suitably together). Every year the ball proves to be a tremendous success – a truly memorable evening and simply the best party to welcome in the New Year!

HOGMANAY BALL Price - £115 per person

Price includes champagne reception, canapés, 5 course gourmet dinner, dance the night away to our fabulous band and DJ, pipes and a glass of bubbly at midnight. Celebrations go on into the 'wee sma oors' with hot mini pies and a Drambuie chaser prior to carriages at 2am.

Hogmanay Menu (note this is our 2013 menu but will give an idea of what we offer) 

 Selection of canapés on arrival

 Main Menu

TASTING OF CHICKEN ~
confit chicken, pressed smoked chicken and apricot, chicken liver parfait,
beetroot purée, spiced lentil salad, toasted brioche
**
SEARED FILLET OF SEABASS
mussel and chorizo veloute
**
KIR ROYALE SORBET
Cassis sorbet topped with champagne
**
TOURNEDO OF ABERDEEN ANGUS LIMOUSIN BEEF
cottage pie tartlette, confit potato, mushroom and spinach, roasted roots, port wine jus
**
ASSIETTE GOURMANDE
~ a tasting of Balbirnie's 2013 classic desserts
**
COFFEE WITH TRUFFLES AND SHORTBREAD

  Vegetarian Menu

TASTING PLATE ~
stuffed artichoke, pressed vegetable terrine, truffled goat’s cheese mousse,
beetroot purée, spiced lentil salad, toasted brioche
**
STUFFED PORTABELLO MUSHROOM
pipparade of peppers, black olive tapenade
**
KIR ROYALE SORBET
Cassis sorbet topped with champagne
**
LENTIL, COURGETTE AND TOMATO SPRING ROLL
quorn cottage pie tartlette, confit potato, mushroom and spinach, roasted roots, herb butter
**
ASSIETTE GOURMANDE
~ a tasting of Balbirnie's 2013 classic desserts
**
COFFEE WITH TRUFFLES AND SHORTBREAD

 

The Hogmanay Bash in The Orangery

New for this year, another opportunity to join in the Hogmanay Celebrations at Balbirnie. Arrive 8pm for a bubbly and canape reception in The Gallery, followed by a delicious 4 course menu with coffee and petits fours served  in The Orangery. Dancing to our superb DJ will then commence in The Long Gallery, with entertainment going on until 2am when hot mini pies will be served before departure.

HOGMANAY BASH  ~ £75.00 per person

Menu (note this is our 2013 menu but will provide an idea of what we offer)

VERRINE OF CONFIT CHICKEN, SMOKED CHICKEN AND APRICOT MOUSSE
chicken liver parfait, roasted beetroot, spiced lentils, toasted brioche
**
KIR ROYALE SORBET
Cassis sorbet topped with champagne
**
PETIT TOURNEDO OF ABERDEEN ANGUS LIMOUSIN BEEF
cottage pie tartlette, confit potato, mushroom and spinach, roasted roots, port wine jus
**
ASSIETTE GOURMANDE
a tasting of Balbirnie's 2013 classic desserts
**
COFFEE WITH TABLET

Vegetarian Menu

VERRINE OF ARTICHOKE, GRILLED VEGETABLES, TRUFFLED GOAT’S CHEESE MOUSSE
roasted beetroot, spiced lentil, toasted brioche
**
KIR ROYALE SORBET
Cassis sorbet topped with champagne
**
LENTIL, COURGETTE AND TOMATO SPRING ROLL
quorn cottage pie tartlette, confit potato, mushroom and spinach, roasted roots, herb butter
**
ASSIETTE GOURMANDE
a tasting of Balbirnie's 2013 classic desserts
**
COFFEE WITH TABLET

 

TO BOOK EITHER EVENT

£10 deposit per person required to confirm (payable within 2 weeks of booking), then final full balance 6 weeks in advance.

Please contact Rosemary on rosemary@balbirnie.co.uk for all bookings.