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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Yum - Fort William


In the summer when we were in Scotland 'visiting', we took a few days off and went to Fort William.  Whilst there we ate at the {Crannog Restaurant}.  I am glad I booked early as I really wanted a table with a view.  It didnt disappoint the view was lovely.  And the food.  Oh ja!  delicious.  Above are the langoustines and below is the lobster served with mussels and samphire.  Ive decided samphire should be eaten more.  You cant get it around here and I have looked.  (I wonder if you can grow it away from the coast?)

As you can tell by the body language of Posh Boy in the picture above, he was fed up with me taking pictures of things.  And taking a picture of the dishes was going too far and poor taste at the dinner table...  ho hum told off.


"with his antenna flip flapping..."  lol  {here}


The aftermath...




The view.  

Starting to plan next years Scottish escape.  I quite fancy a night or 2 on Skye.

{Two thousand acres of sky}.  I cant look at this with out getting upset by how she is pegging the washing out... But, I do love Abby's skirt in this clip.

Are you planning a holiday or days out for next year?


11 comments:

Dani said...

That meal looks very yummy - I'm not surprised at the empty plates LOL

I've never heard of samphire - off to google it now...

Sol said...

Hey Dani we rarely eat out now as it has got to the point where I cook better food at home than in a restaurant. it is both a blessing and a curse.

samphire. the texture is like the tips of asparagus. but it has a salty taste, but not in a bad way. I can imagine that it goes well with lamb as well as seafood. and I am now wondering if you could add it to a white sauce for ham? that maybe too salty together. you can grow it I googled it. you have to feed it salt water. something I have never read before.

northsider dave said...

I want to go to Portugal or Spain and see some classic rock bands in Eastern Europe next year Sol. Portugal and Eastern Europe are very cheap and you get really hot weather unlike now with the rain and gales. Scotland is good for the malt whiskies but not for the midges.

Sol said...

Hi there Dave, The Med or Eastern Europe? Portugal isnt as cheap as it used to be.

We see Family in Scotland. I love it up there and would live there if we could, but there isnt enough work. Hence it is cheaper there to buy houses. I would love to get a motorhome (I wont pretend that I would like a VW campervan, they arent big enough for us, I want a perm bed). We could travel all over the UK.

What bands would you see?

Toffeeapple said...

The food in Scotland is fantastic isn't it? We ate enormous Langoustines in September, I have never had a bad meal there. I would live there too, on the West coast, specifically in Argyllshire.

northsider dave said...

His Sol. I am thinking of seeing Lynyrd Skynyrd in May or Toto and Roxette in June all in Warsaw, again. It's so much cheaper than the British Isles.

Sol said...

Hey Toffeapple, yes the food is certainly fresh, sometimes I have had to order extra veg as they dont put a lot on the plate, but other than that we have only ever had one bad meal and that was in a pub. That pub has now shut down.

All those years of watching two thousand acres of sky, made me want to go to Skye one day. And Oban sailing.

Have you been to Oban?

susie said...

There is definitely a difference in the body language before and after the meal. ;-)

Sol said...

Yeah Susie there is! How funny

Hawthorn Spellweaver said...

I remember watching 'Two thousand acres of sky' and loving it then, so I followed your link for a reminder and had a severe case of the wanties to watch it again..... might mention it to my other half for a chrimbly gift!

Sol said...

hi ya Hawthorn, thank you for your comment. I do so love it in Scotland. As I am land locked the idea of an island and in Scotland well then it must be a little slice of heaven? No?