Thursday, 27 February 2014

WHAT I'M EATING: BOOZY SNOOZY LUNCH AT BLYTHSWOOD SQUARE HOTEL, GLASGOW

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Last week I visited the restaurant at Glasgow’s 5-star luxury Blythswood Square Hotel for their Boozy Snoozy lunch deal. For the fabulous price of £22 each (£88 for 4), I enjoyed three courses, coffee and a shared bottle of Prosecco.

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For the Boozy Snoozy lunch, you choose your courses from the restaurant’s Market Menu- an ever changing menu of seasonal modern British cuisine. For a starter, I chose the game terrine. It was presented beautifully and you could have as much bread as you wanted to accompany it; but unfortunately, it was too course for my taste and too strong in flavour, so I didn’t eat much of it.

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By the time my main course of duck breast, chips and gravy came, I was glad of that fact, as the portion of chips (cooked in duck fat) was huge. The duck was succulent, and the gravy was full of flavour. This was one of the tastiest and most satisfying plates of food i’ve had in a long time, and was more than worth paying the £5 menu supplement for.

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For dessert I chose the white chocolate creme brulee with cherry sorbet and mini chocolate brownie bites. I hate cherries, so left the sorbet; but the creme brulee was so perfectly sweet and creamy. It was served cold however, and I prefer my creme brulee’s to be a tad warm. I also had a taste of the pecan pie. It was very authentic, and tasted strongly of pecans throughout. The pie was served with salted caramel ice-cream (which of course I had some of) and that was homemade and delicious.

The other starter on my table was Salmon Gravalax; which I was assured was fresh and very enjoyable, and the other main course that was eaten was lamb in red wine jus with mashed potato. It was cooked just right (slightly pink) and was full of flavour.

I was stuffed full after this lunch, and thought it was excellent value. I was impressed by the attentive service, and how much time and thought the kitchen put into each plate and menu combination.

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