Bar snacks move to a new level

Drinkers at Glasgow’s Boudoir can now graze on more than crisps and nuts in between meals

A GLASGOW wine bar has taken a fresh approach to snacking with the introduction of free platters of antipasti for its customers.
Boudoir, which opened late last year, offers free mixed antipasti – including Milano salami, Parma ham, cheeses like Brie and Tallegio, olives and breads – each night between 5pm and 7pm.


The dishes are also available throughout the day on the bar’s ‘petite food’ menu, which includes fresh pastries, olives, bread with olive oil, root vegetable crisps, duck liver parfait with oatcakes and chutney and sausage platters. Owner Darren Scott took the decision to expand Boudoir’s small plate offer earlier this year in a bid to appeal to new and existing customers. “Boudoir was created with the express purpose of blending the best service and quality with a friendly, relaxed and welcoming space,” Scott said. “Whilst our emphasis will remain on wine, this extension of our food offering is designed to appeal to our existing regular customers and attract new customers seeking good conversation and good food in a welcoming, relaxed environment.”
16_2Boudoir has followed the snack menu with the introduction of a new tasting event, ‘The Wine Lick’. Taking place once a month on a Thursday night, it allows customers to sample five different wines accompanied by platters of antipasti. Tickets cost £20 if booked in advance and £25 if bought on the night. “The Wine Lick is not confined to the cognoscente,” said Scott. “Rather, everyone is welcome, whether they are a wine expert or just looking to have a fun night out. And they can sample five different wines at their own pace. The Wine Lick is about the atmosphere as well as the wines. We will be on hand to tell you about the wines, answer any questions and most importantly ensure that you have a great night.”