With winter in full effect there are very few things that make me want to get out of bed, but after seeing the incredibly beautiful Winter Igloo Garden on Instagram late last week I decided to brave the cold and check it out for myself. Yesterday I was treated to this masterful food and drink collaboration between whiskey brand American Honey and luxury destination the Auburn Hotel. Sporting a selection of mini igloos and one large maxi igloo, the incredibly decorated pop-up is even more magical in person as on screen. After experiencing the first-class treatment for myself I can tell you it was well worth getting out of bed for.

After arriving and being shown to our private igloo we were introduced to the menu and what our package included. Our waiter asked what cocktail we would like to start our night with (which is how every night should start) and we were walked through how American Honey pairs beautifully with every single course we were about to receive, even the fondue. We received our cocktails and had our first taste at the food and boy was it worth every second. The tasting plates came with an assortment of cured meats and cheeses and for the vegos and vegans out there (like me) they have you covered with fruits, vegetables and crackers served alongside winter warming, toasted hand-baked breads. Having feasted our way through the entire board, we were then treated to the last course, a fondue fit for a king. With honeycomb, strawberries, marshmallows and pineapple, biscuits, brownies and popcorn this was the ultimate way to finish your night in style, and boy did we!

If you haven’t yet seen the incredibly and intricately desirable winter igloo gardens by American Honey at the Auburn Hotel then what are you waiting for? Book your own little oasis today and see for yourself just why the popular event is a winter must do. Be quick though the igloos are only there until August 31. Make sure to check out all of the packages available on their website.