Award-winning Scottish distillers Eden Mill have collaborated with Glasgow institution Coia’s Café to create a unique home dining and gin tasting experience for Valentine’s Day. More than 5,000 gin enthusiasts have taken part in Eden Mill’s virtual gin tastings across the UK since they launched in March 2020. Now the distillers are sharing the love by partnering with a local business to deliver a home dining experience for Valentine’s, followed by a special Love Gin virtual tasting.
A third-generation family-owned Italian restaurant, Coia’s Café on Duke Street is a Glasgow institution, renowned for their authentic Italian pastas, meat dishes, incredible ice creams and warm welcome. The restaurant celebrated their 90th anniversary in 2018, and most recently visited Eden Mill’s Blendworks Gin School in 2019 to create their very own gin. With flavours of rosemary, Sicilian lemons and complimentary anise hum, the gin has been very popular with Coia’s customers during lockdown.
They have curated a menu of Coia’s favourites for the ultimate romantic date night at home including an Antipasto sharing platter to start, two main courses of Ravioli Valentino and Rigatoni Salsicia, and two delicious desserts, classic sticky toffee pudding and a white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake. Participants are invited to bring their dessert onto the Eden Mill tasting with them after dinner, as they celebrate the collaboration and kickstart the tasting with a delicious pour of Eden Mill’s Love Gin Raspberry and Vanilla Meringue Liqueur.
Eden Mill co-founder Tony Kelly said:
“Here at Eden Mill we like to support small and local businesses and we’ve
enjoyed the brilliant food of Coia’s for decades with our own families. Their
restaurant is based not far from our new Eden Mill bottling and distribution hub in Glasgow’s East End.
In the spirit of sharing the love, which is our Eden Mill Love Gin motto, we have teamed up with them to offer something a little more special for Valentine’s Day. Alfredo and his team have created a delicious menu we know everyone will enjoy and which is easy to arrange at home, before participants then join our virtual Love Gin tasting, where you and your loved one can will be the first to try our new bespoke miniature bottles and limited-edition gins in the tasting.”
Alfredo Coia, owner of Coia’s Café said:
“We adore Eden Mill gin and we are delighted to be launching this special at
home experience with the great team there for Valentine’s Day. We look forward to Eden Mill fans at home perhaps home discovering Coia’s for the first time and hope they enjoy the menu we have created for the occasion, which is as easy to put together at home as it is delicious.”
Every participant in Eden Mill x Coia’s Café Virtual Gin Tasting will get the opportunity to sample 7 gins from a set of 12 gins delivered prior to the event. During the tastings there are a lot of laughs to be had and dun to be enjoyed with games, a quiz and exclusive Eden Mill prizes up for grabs.