Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Food in Scotland A Pleasant Surprise.

Aside from Scottish breakfasts which we were disappointing for B&B lovers, we had some fabulous meals in Edinburgh. Our first night we ate at Fisher's Bistro on the waterfront in Leith. It's always on the lists of top restaurants and was an easy walk from out hotel.

Because Scotland is almost surrounded by water, seafood is one of their most important industries. We started out with Fisher's Fish Soup, a creamy smoked salmon chowder with dill and chives that had a mild smoky flavor. My King Scallops from Skye had a hazelnut pesto, an herb salad and a balsamic drizzle. The scallops were delicate and fresh. We ended with one of our great discoveries for the trip- Sticky Toffee Pudding with Cream and Caramel Ice Cream. From this point on, we ordered this homey dessert every chance we got.

We had dinner the second night at The Dome, a restaurant in the New Town (1700's), located in an old bank building. The bar in the Club Room was buzzing and busy. I ordered the Herb Coated Fillet of Salmon with Green Beans and a Red Pepper Sauce and my husband had the Roast Chump of Lamb with Spiced Barley. Our entrees were accompanied with a dish of fresh vegetables to share.

Next posting I'll write about our meal at one of the Top 10 Restaurants in Scotland in Perth, slightly north east of Edinburgh.

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