Want to say a massive thanks to @tempusglasgow (inside @grandcentralgla) for inviting me and a pal along to try out the new menu! I’ve had quite a few fancy invites (lol) to hotels recently so I might be putting up a few dishes that aren’t brunch.... BUT fun fact(!) I love love love dinner too.. hahaha, who woulda thunk eh? 🤷♀️ No but in all seriousness, I’m particularly in love with fish. I like trying lots of ‘gourmet’ foods (I don’t necessarily mean expensive) and I just love any food for any meal which is packed with flavour. So HEY babs brunch might post some fancy dinners from time to time eh. Anyways, I have to be honest, I was slightly confused by Tempus before I went. I looked up the reviews and quite a few were very questionable (from years ago!) However, more recent reviews over the last few years have been much better... and rightly so! Our food was really really good. The meat was cooked to perfection (medium rare) and it was truly melt in your mouth. My sea bass was packed full of flavour, as was my started of scallops. We were treated to red wine on red wine too, and it was gorge! Genuinely somewhere I’d go back to. It’s not super cheap (and obviously I didn’t pay, just to clarify!) but they have pre theatre and market menus too so something for everyone for various prices. Starters were: 1. Pan-fried West Coast scallops, chorizo, rice noodles, basil oil & 2. Seared Perthshire wood pigeon, apple, radish, grapes, walnut, chicory, new potatoes, beansprouts, Jerez sherry vinegar dressing. Mains were: 1. Shallow-fried sea bass fillet,
basil gnocchi, fennel, olives, pimento dressing & 2. Scotch beef fillet medallions, dauphinoise potatoes, peppercorn sauce.
Been very busy for the past couple of weeks, but I'm back! Here's a throwback to the very first time I tried Tex-Mex food (a fusion of American and Mexican cuisines) at @the_chiquito . I'm not too sure if it was just the branch I went to or if it is the case in all other branches, but I had to wait for half an hour just to get a table because the place was so crowded (But they do allow you to get a drink at the bar while waiting to get seated) That aside, the ambience in the restaurant was amazing. People were having a good time, waiters were friendly and helpful, and it didn't take too long for the food to be served. I had the MEXICAN PAELLA, which was yummy but as you can see, it was HUGE. Would have been perfect for 2 pax. As for the PERI-PERI PRAWNS, I found the dish quite bland. Not very flavourful and didn't appeal to me. The QUESADILLA (chicken, if I'm not mistaken), was delicious, and that too came in a huge portion. I've got to say though, my favourite dish at the restaurant was the CHOCOLATE ORANGE CAKE. I'm a huge fan of orange chocolate so when I saw this on the menu, I knew I couldn't miss it. It was a perfect finish to the meal and the orange balanced out the chocolate so it wasn't too sweet! P/S: Apologies for the poor photo quality. I took this pic months before I decided to create a food blog!
Weekends are made for long lingering lunches with friends and loved ones. With wine, of course. Our famed Dine with Wine weekend lunches are even better with new winter menus, a specially curated house wine list and seasonal cocktails from £5. And the price? Still just £21.25 per person including three courses and a half bottle of wine. Dine with Wine is available Saturdays 12-3pm and Sundays 12-6pm.
I was lucky enough, to attend the @social_bite Sleep in the Park launch event last night in the stunning surroundings of @vestaedinburgh at the west end! The hospitality was incredible and we had the chance to listen to an incredibly inspiring talk from @josh.littlejohn
Thank you to David and his team at Vesta for the beautiful drinks and mouth watering canapés! Vesta is well worth a visit!
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@fylkircph you’re the dream 😍 Two of my firm favourite open sandwiches (even though I also love the salmon one... and the prawn one.... and the beef one....) Pictured here: Avocadomad: Avocado, Danish Blue Cheese + Seeds. Hønsesalat: danish chicken salad, bacon, cress. Gravad laks: smoked salmon, lemon, cream + peashoots.
#throwbackthursday to our date night meal last Friday returning to @radicibus_italian_restaurant which is in our opinion the best Italian restaurant in Edinburgh.. @plateexpectations would you agree with that we know you’re a fan? Anyway on to the food! For starters Kate had bruschetta whilst I had pea, red potato and tarragon soup. Both of these were light, fresh and very flavourful. I then had the squid ink spaghetti with fresh sea food in a sauce simply consisting of olive oil and the juices of the shellfish, nothing more needed! Kate had tagliatelle amatricana which used traditional guanciale (cured pig cheek) and Parmesan to offset the spicy tomato sauce beautifully.
Fit rating: 7/10
We had a great dinner at the Gecko Pub on our last night in Hue (thanks for the recommendation @lonelyplanet!). Although it calls itself a pub, I would definitely say it has much more of a cool cafe vibe about it (and the decor is a plant lovers dream!). I had THE BEST shrimp and green mango salad, and also sampled some Hue speciality rice cakes (kind of similar to dim sum) and crispy pancakes, all of which are definitely worth trying if you’re in Hue, swipe to see! 🦐 #littleladyofleith
MY FIRST BACON NAAN 🥓
I leave for my hen weekend today so just lining the stomach. Who thinks the BMs will be kind?
No idea what took so long @dishoom but it was glorious. Breakfast meetings have suddenly become more appealing. #baconnaan#breakfastgoals