For me, vegetarianism is a bit like macrame or fishing in that, if you choose to do it, you really need to do it with total conviction and rigour.
REVIEW: Go to Newport’s new eatery overlooking Tay for the food, view, interior and charming service
In 1890 Oscar Wilde wrote that ‘it is only shallow people who do not judge by appearance’. Well, some of the old maestro’s aphorisms have weathered the test of time better than others but, with buildings rather than people, what else do we have to judge on apart from appearance and functionality?
RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Agacan Turkish Restaurant in Dundee is a riot of colour and fantastic flavours
This is the story of what happens when boy meets grill.
It wasn’t so many years ago that, had a tourist asked for directions to the nearest fine dining restaurant in Dundee, you would have pointed them towards the station and the 10.30 train to Edinburgh.
Not for a long time have I been to a restaurant quite as captivating and considered as East Pier Smokehouse, straddling the shoreline of the ridiculously pretty St Monans before the expansiveness of the North Sea opens up beyond and below.
The Apex City Quay Hotel in Dundee opened in 2003 and finally brought an idea of modern hotel living to the city.
Entering Calders Bistro at the Carnoustie Golf Hotel (currently on sale for a cool £10 million) you’re struck by...nothing much really.
“Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? …..eat ye that which is good and let your soul delight itself in fatness”. Isaiah 55:2
When we go out to eat what are we really looking for? The expectation of great food is a no brainer. Kind lighting, maybe, for those of us of an earlier vintage? Somewhere restorative and/or celebratory? A transformative, cossetting experience – somewhere to relax and forget our everyday worries?
A trip to buy asparagus from the legendary Eassie Farm (rush there now before the very short season ends) led us to the beautiful conservation village of Glamis for lunch.