Bloggers Supper Safari with Union Square

Thursday, March 24

On Tuesday evening I got to do something really cool - I was invited along to Union Square for their first bloggers supper safari. Going along after university I wasn't sure what to expect but because it was my first blogger event I persuaded Mairi to meet me at the bottom of the escalators so we could head in together. The premise of the evening was simple - cocktails at Las Iguanas, starters at Yo!Sushi, mains at Byron and finally dessert at Carluccio's. Most excitingly though I got to meet Aberdeen bloggers I chat to online all the time.

I am far from an expert when it comes to choosing cocktails so I just browse the menu and pick alcohols I like. Las Iguanas has a HUGE selection and even some priced at just £3.90 to celebrate their 25th birthday. Perfect for the student budget so I'll definitely suggest it to my friends next time.

I ended up choosing the Cuban Cherry and it was delicious. With Havana Club 3 year old rum, cherry brandy, maraschino liqueur, lime juice & almond syrup. It was strong, you could definitely taste the rum, but not overpowering. I enjoyed the feeling of the restaurant and the food menu looked promising too - somewhere I will definitely consider for food.

Next up was Yo!Sushi which I was particularly excited about because I can never find someone to go with me. Our waiter was extremely passionate and explained some of the Japanese background behind the restaurant and gave us some recommendations too.

I went for the Salmon Teriyaki and Seabass Nanbanzuke which were both mouth wateringly good. I also got the try one of the Hokkaido Scallop Katsu which was also yummy. I couldn't fault it. Before I've worried about the cost with Yo!Sushi but actually these two dishes filled me up more than I expected. These two dishes would have cost me £9.10 so again another place I'll be back to.

I was already pretty full by the time we reached Byron but as I'd been before I knew just what I wanted to order. A B-Rex hamburger with an onion ring, streaky bacon, American cheese, jalapeños, pickles, onion, BBQ sauce and mayonnaise. Delicious even if it was slightly more cooked than I would have liked. My favourite thing about Byron is their meat is properly-sourced British beef made into simple yummy patties. We had a selection of chips and sweet potato fries to enjoy at the table too which have to be ordered separately.

To go along with my burger I choose a 'Hard Shake' - a banana milkshake with a shot of rum - an idea I wasn't 100% sure on but decided it was just to tempting to miss out on. It was seriously good though next time I think I will have a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup milkshake.

As you can imagine by the time we made it to Carluccio's everyone was pretty stuffed. It didn't stop me from choosing a rich chocolatey dessert though. The Torta Al Cioccolato was a Rich chocolate torte served with raspberry coulis and a dusting of icing sugar. You can't really go wrong with chocolate and the sharp coulis really complimented the richness.

By this time it was around 10:30pm and I was ready for my bed. It didn't stop me from staying to chat a while over a cup of tea before heading out into the cold again.

A huge thank you to Brad for organising such a great event, allowing us to try so many resturants in one night and being so charming. Also Union Square for being such generous hosts and even though I'm in there multiple times a week it was great to see another side of it. I also want to thank Mairi, Chantel, Amey and Lauren for being so friendly all evening. It is a shame I didn't get to speak to everyone properly. Now I have the confidence for events like this I cannot wait until the next one!

If you want to see what everyone else thought why not browse the #USsuppersafari tag on twitter and instagram.

*All the food and drink in this post
 was provided free of charge in return
 for my honest review but as always
 all words and excitement are my own*

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