Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Birthday meal@Three Chimneys on Skye
I enjoyed an excellent birthday meal last week@The Three Chimneys on Skye.
View from the restaurant to the west of Dunvegan
Our three course menu with two wee tastes extra included
Very decent sherry selection – we chose the
Faraon Oloroso from Hildalgo
Wee taste: pickled herring
2012 Abadia Albarino
After our glass of Oloroso we went for halves. Firstly the 2012 Abadia Albarino, which was a very good match with the seafood platter. Initially I had chosen the 2013 Pouilly Fumé from Jonathan Pabiot but a discerning customer had drunk the last bottle at lunchtime.
Best dish of the evening: seafood platter including
brilliant oysters, mussels and a crab salad
Après moi – le débris!
Carole's salmon with squid
A half of 2013 Crasto (Douro) – served slightly too warm – with the main course. Better when we got some ice and water to chill it down a tad.
Curiously the only Loire red listed is a Gamay from Domaine Levin. Does the Three Chimneys really think this is the best the Loire can offer?
Second wee taste – a pre-dessert
My chocolate dessert - nice to see it served on an Edinbane pottery plate
... partially demolished
Warm marmalade pudding with Drambuie custard
I finished with a glass of 30 Year Old Pedro Ximenez from Dandelion Vineyards in the Barossa.