Scottish fine dining

As much as I enjoy my rustic outdoor cooking, sometimes it’s nice to have a nice meal cooked for me, I’ve been working away in Scotland recently and wanted a little fine dining treat one saturday evening. The Carron in Stonehaven came highly recommended for it’s fine dining and seafood in particular, it sounded right up my street.

I went for the Carron Crab Soup to start with a lovely touch of sherry, it was thick, rich and creamy, with a wonderful deep crab taste, and it looked beautiful.

For my main course I couldn’t resist the King Scallops in the photo above, served with a perfect fish croquette, fennel veloute, and some perfect pickled vegetables, the scallops were cooked perfectly and were so sweet and went really well with the fennel. There was a lovely big bowl of mixed vegetables.

I was talked into a stunning lemon and lime cheesecake by the waitress, a good call, in fact the service was some of the best, informal, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable about the food. The building the restaurant is in is a wonderful example of art deco, and the music gives a lovely realxed atmosphere.

It was a stunning meal, and I left feeling very satisfied vowing to return to try further delights on the menu.

The bill came to £40 which was really good value for money with a large glass of white wine and a coffee.

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Rose on September 6, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Hi five, chefy!!!

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  2. That does look like beautiful food!

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  3. Thats a good price for a meal around here in a good restaurant. Glad you had a good time.

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  4. Posted by Jenny Eatwell on September 3, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Gosh, that was amazing value considering the quality of the ingredients for your dinner! It is lovely to eat out from time to time – and it was lovely to be on your shoulder, hearing about it!

    Reply

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