Greetings Fellow Foodies!
The Late Summer Outing: Scintillating Success
Our journey to Perth was fascinating: delicate oils, delicious speciality smoked salmon & trout, lunch from a Master Chef, and to complete a perfect day; some distinctive Scottish fruit wines. Theme for the day: ‘local as can be’. This is what I love about Scotland, whether on the banks of River Tay or on the farms of Madderty – locally grown, artisan production and gastronomic delights lie all around us (and that’s what our tours take you out and find).
On this occasion, out first stop was the 50-year old Ferneyfold Farm, where they specialise in making the most exquisite Scottish Rapeseed Oil & Dressings. Summer Harvest Oils are a hidden treasure – on the health side, only 6% saturated fat & impressive levels of Omega 3; in the kitchen: the versatility of the oils is what makes them so special. Be it a Bramble & Juniper Summer Harvest Salad, to a delectable Dark Ginger Cake – they are a must-have for contemporary cooks of all levels.
Next we took our tempted tastebuds to Dunkeld, for some serious sampling of Dunkeld Specialist Smoked Fish. Imagine the possibilities: the best traditionally cured salmon & trout, dry-cured in salt and smoked in small kilns using a combination of whisky barrel chips and oak, or the Gravadlax; cured for five days in a mixture of dill, sugar, salt and pepper. On a bagel for breakfast, in a pasta dish or as a simple impressive starter…the choices are yours.
As we continued on our culinary path with a happy group from ‘The Key’, aficionados at The Law of Attraction to attract health, wealth & happiness in our lifes, what could have been more attractive than a three-course lunch from Masterchef of Great Britain Graeme Pallister at 63 Tay Street. A light and refreshing late summer soup garnished with some Smoked Salmon from the Dunkeld Smokery, Ayrshire pork & foie gras terrine, pearl barley risotto with Angus beef shin & parmesan and about 10 other dish options that you’ll have to come along with us soon and discover for yourself!
Finally, where else would be a perfect end to our pristine day than in Errol, the home of the Cairn O’Mohr winery for a glass (or two) of exquisite raspberry, gooseberry and strawberry wine, to name but a few.
A fitting celebration of a day of foodie heaven: we came, we saw, we learned how it’s done, WE ATE!
If you’re not salivating, you’re not alive.
Call me and come along next time…I’ve got more tasty secrets to reveal!