Last time we were back in Glasgow, my lovely hubby surprised me with a night out in Edinburgh, and dinner at Castle Terrace, a seriously good restaurant in the city centre. Edinburgh chef Dominic Jack heads up the Michelin starred team, and their philosophy is "from nature to plate", involving only the freshest seasonal produce. This is high end, special occasion dining - you'll need to dress up and book in advance.
The entire evening, as you'd expect, was first class. The staff are lovely and the food is amazing. We had the tasting menu and hubby had the wine flight to match. Each dish and wine was explained to us as it was served, but not in a long-winded way, just good interesting information. The pourings in the wine flight are very generous, so prepare yourself for that - you certainly won't be driving home!
No dish stood out for me more than the others, they were all wonderful. Even the starting canapés in the bar were fabulous - the caesar salad bite was mind blowing. Here's what we had:-
Caper and cumin burger
Salt cod barbajuan
Baked potato with cheese
Tartare of North Sea red gurnard with Yorkshire rhubarb
Seared hand-dived Orkney scallops served with a light curry sauce
Risotto of organic spelt from Doves Farm served with black winter truffle
Roasted fillet of North Sea hake served with an Asian style broth
Fillet of Ayrshire pork served with braised fennel, smoked aubergine puree and basil gnocchi
Yorkshire rhubarb panna cotta served with a yoghurt sorbet and caramelised oats
|The canapés in the bar. That little green thing is the caesar salad bite.|
You put the whole thing in your mouth at once and it explodes into a warm
liquid that tastes just like a caesar salad - I have no idea how they did it. YUM!
If you're celebrating a special occasion, or just want to give yourself a real treat, head along to Castle Terrace in Edinburgh - you won't regret it!
33/35 Castle Terrace
Edinburgh EH1 2EL
Phone:- (+44) 0131 229 1222