Food & Drink

Amber Lights

Armada of whiskies in full sail

November 3 2018

It seems the range of Scotch whiskies—malts, blends, blended malts or single grains—mushrooms by the day. Some single malts now exist in 12 or 15 different variants (or expressions, as the chosen term seems to be), blended whiskies also come in different versions and prices and hardly a week goes by without a new blended malt or range of malts from different areas hitting the shelves.

The Menu Awards

The Menu Food and Drink Awards 2019

November 3 2018

Exciting news – it’s the launch of the second Menu Food and Drink Awards! Following on from the success of 2018’s inaugural awards, held at the Old Course St Andrews in March, the Menu team is hoping this year’s event will be even bigger and better.

Chef's Table

Chef’s Table: Jamie Scott of The Newport

November 3 2018

This month I’m going to talk a little about one of the newest ingredients to come into the Newport kitchen on its way onto our menu. Monkfish liver – or foie gras of the sea as it’s also known – is amazing!

Restaurant Reviews

Chez Mal Brasserie, Malmaison, Dundee (42/50)

November 3 2018

Whatever our opinion of them, hotels are popping up all over the place in Dundee and with them come new eating establishments. I love a hotel breakfast, especially a buffet, but when it come to an evening meal, they can sometimes be quite soulless.

Amber Lights

Dispiriting shopping trip for whisky

October 27 2018

I recently spent a week in Wales and visited the odd supermarket in Cardiff, Aberystwyth and Llandudno to browse around the wines and spirits department. It was a dispiriting experience to see drinks at prices they used to be, and ought to be, were it not for the Scottish Government’s minimum pricing policy.