"Social dining" seems to be the trendy way to eat out at the moment. New restaurants are opening up all over the place and offering sharing plates and modern tapas.
We all have so much choice when it comes to food. Shall we eat in or out? Where shall we eat? What shall we choose? How would we like that cooked? Would we like any side orders with that? This week, we did choose to eat at Tahini, but aside from that, the decisions were taken out of our hands and it made a really refreshing change.
On a Friday night - well, actually on any night of the week - when we've had a hard day, Mr Kerry and I will order a carry out curry. We know what we'll order without looking at the menu, we know there'll be some left for breakfast and we know we'll both be loosening our belts and complaining that we shouldn't have had that last chunk of keema naan.
I am not a golfer. I am not entirely sure of the rules of golf and I would much rather be presented with a potato wedge than a sand variety. I was, therefore, unsure how well I would fit in at Auchterarder 70, the new addition to the Gleneagles Estate located inside The Dormy Clubhouse by the 18th hole.
The new kid on the Carnoustie block is Maxibell, promoted as "a touch of French" which opened three weeks ago. This tapas bar and restaurant is run by a husband and wife team who have moved back to the area from London. They are front of house and happy to chat about their newest venture even detailing the teething problems they've had since opening - not that we would have noticed any had they not been mentioned.