In spite of our current, somewhat fractious – to say the least – relationship with the rest of Europe, it’s still a racing certainty that, if asked which nation they would ideally like to belong to, many Brits would pass go and head straight for Italy.
It’s been a few years since I last dined at Little Italy in St. Andrews, and since I was last there it is not so little any more… it has in fact doubled in size. I was always fond of this restaurant, but was worried that since it has expanded the quality of the experience would have been affected, but my fears were soon gone.
Location, location, location? If that’s the criterion for buying a house, purchasing a meal might just have other priorities built in, too. Suffice to say that when you take yourself off to The View at Wormit, right on the river Tay on the Fife side of the estuary, you get location, location, location and good, good food.
Tucked away at the foot of South Street, in what was formerly Drouthy Neebors pub, one of St Andrews’ newest and most exciting eateries beckons. Visiting on a rain sodden Sunday night, the wind howling through the West Port, Rogue’s understated exterior glowed invitingly with lamplight and twinkling fairy lights.
I have been interested in the details of food my whole life. From licking the raw cake mixture from the bowl as a child, to gaining the patience to make a smooth béchamel from an early age, the methods and ingredients have always held my attention.
Sweetpea Cafe just sounds so idyllic. The name of it conjures up visions of scones and pretty plates and daisies in jam jars.
With the Prince of Wales' 70th birthday just passed, it seems that the press and TV have been full of all things royal.
The season of celebration is creeping up on us and the closer it gets, the more sociable I feel. Office parties start appearing, girlie catch-ups are being scheduled and dare I say it, I picked up some festive wrapping paper on special offer the other day.
Perthshire is so incredibly blessed with produce, beauty, history and wonderful people. Spending time there whether you live there or have travelled hundreds of miles is a privilege.
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.