Not too long ago, I attended an event at the Double Tree Aberdeen City Centre Hotel which saw the hotel showcasing their new and improved social event packages that are available to the public. This could be for function events or just a catch up with a group of friends.
This fun, booze-filled event was a great laugh spent with a brilliant bunch of Aberdeen bloggers and friends, giving us the opportunity to sample the party packages, including the food and drinks that are on offer.
So after that evening, having had too many refreshing cocktails and just as much delicious food, I feel like I have sound knowledge and experience of the packages to share with you.
Let’s begin with the Atrium Bar. If you and your friends are just up for a nice, chilled evening with a few cocktails then the Atrium bar is for you. With an extensive Colada menu, including the classic Pina Colada or the unique twist on the classic of Pink Fizz Colada, you can pretend you are sitting on a beach, enjoying the Caribbean views. We got to sample the Pina Colada cocktail in the form of cute, creamy shots. I can confirm that it is lovely and with the cocktails starting at £7.50, you can’t go wrong.
Street Food Festival
Next up is the Street Food Festival, where you can enjoy a multitude of internationally inspired dishes such as traditional fish and chips from the UK, pulled BBQ brisket sliders from the USA, lamb kofta from Morocco, Currywurst from Germany and so much more. There is also a small selection of international desserts like Mango Sticky Rice, a delicacy in Thailand. Starting from £14 per person for 5 menu items, you truly are in for a global feast. Each dish is bursting with flavour and presented beautifully, perfect for getting together with friends, family or colleagues to share some special moments.
Mix & Mingle – Bowl Food
Similarly to the Street Food Festival, is the Mix & Mingle Bowl Food options is a brilliant option for celebrating with great company. These taster size dishes come in a variety of cold and hot options. To name a few of the cold options, Double Tree Aberdeen offer Thai Salmon Salad with egg noodles and chilli dressing, Lebanese Freekeh Rice and Chickpeas served with khobez bread and Greek Salad with pitta, feta cheese, olives and a selection of vegetables. The hot bowl dishes are just as scrumptious with the option to indulge in Sweet Glazed Chilli Chicken with marinated egg noodles and snap peas, Pumpkin and Italian Hard Cheese Risotta and Gorgonzola Gnocchi with sun blushed tomato and a rich, creamy garlic pesto sauce. I’d highly recommend trying the gorgonzola gnocchi – it was one of my favourites. All of these tasty dishes are available from £14 per person for 5 choices.
Mix & Mingle – Hot & Cold Canapés
Another option is the Mix & Mingle Canapés which includes an array of hot and cold canapés, perfect for larger events. The hot canapés include vegetable spring rolls and hoison sauce, lemon and thyme, honey chicken skewers and cod goujons with tartar sauce. What I love is that they haven’t overcomplicated things and went with great tasting food that people will actually want to eat, rather than complex canapés that people are reluctant to eat. The cold canapés also suit a variety of tastes with smoked salmon and cream cheese blinis, duck liver pate, served with chutney on brioche and goat’s cheese and caramelised red onion tarts. My mouth is watering just typing these lists! These canapés can be enjoyed at an event from £5 per person for 3 items.
Mix & Mingle – Sweet Treats
Last, but certainly not least, on the Mix & Mingle agenda are the Sweet Treat options. We all love a dessert so this is a brilliant option for finishing off an evening. From Eton Mess and Manchester Tart to Classic Glazed Lemon Tart with mascarpone and freeze dried raspberries and chocolate and coconut tart, there is something for everyone. These little bowls of goodness start at £4 per person for 1 dessert.
Do you have a baby shower to plan? A hen do? Or just a blether with friends? Double Tree Aberdeen also offer a fabulously quaint afternoon tea fit for all the best people in your life. With a selection of fresh sandwiches, cream scones and fine pieces, you are in for a treat.
Pimp Your Drink Stations
If you really want to add a special touch to your event, Double Tree’s Pimp Your Drink station is an exciting way to get the guests involved and having a fun time. With a selection of alcohol, fruit, garnishes and mixers, your guests can create their perfect concoction. It’s a station that will always be occupied.
Pimm’s On Tap
How does a huge jug of Pimm’s sound? Well, at Double Tree Aberdeen it is possible, with the option to have Pimm’s on Tap at events for a refreshing way to treat your guests. If you need clarification on why you should go for the Pimm’s then you should know that we ended up standing around the tap most of the evening, it was just so good that we had to keep our glasses topped up at all times.
With all the above on offer, Double Tree definitely have you sorted when it comes to social packages.
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