Shetland Night in London - A Roaring Success

by Misa Hay -

Helen Nisbet, A Shetland Night in London organiser said: "The first Shetland Night in London was a huge success. We sold out really quickly and ended up with almost 50 guests, some from Shetland, some with Shetland relatives, and some who had never heard of Shetland. Amongst them were food writers, critics, chefs and even a sommelier, but it was mainly the Shetlanders who danced the boston two step to the fiddles at the end of the night. 

We ate rope mussels supplied by C&A Thomason in Cullivoe, beremeal bannocks with shetland butter, barley soup, slow cooked mutton with carrots, neeps, cabbage and tatties and finally we had apple cake with whisky ice cream.

It was such a big success, and I have such a long waiting list of people who couldn't get tickets that i'm hoping to do another one early next year, and am looking into other ways of promoting Shetland produce down here."

Certainly, Shetland produces some wonderful ingredients and we congratulate Helen for her efforts to bring them to what's clearly a very appreciative audience. Promote Shetland is proud to have been given an opportunity to host a table for food writers and critics and we hope Helen has many more Shetland Nights in London to come!

To find out more about the event click here. You can keep in touch with her future plans through the @shetlandnight Twitter feed and there are lots more photographs of the November event on Tumblr

Images as courtesy of a Shetland Night in London, copyright Joe Plommer.