Saturday, 12 October 2013

The Two Fat ladies at The Buttery - BBC Good Food Show Bloggers Pre-meet

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I have been lucky enough to be selected as an official BBC Good Food Show Scotland Blogger. The show, which is held at the SECC in Glasgow, takes place this year between the 18 and 20 October.

I was asked along to a pre-show meeting/lunch with KatyTruss, and some of the BBC Good Food Show bloggers – Ananyah, House ofHerby, Food and Drink Glasgow and Alfred Foodography.

The venue was a lovely restaurant tucked away in a part of Glasgow I had never visited before, Finnieston, and the food served was delicious.

The Two Fat Ladies have five restaurants across Glasgow and are renowned for quality fish dishes. The Buttery's interior of wood and tartan certainly made for a cosy, yet elegant, atmosphere and our table was set beautifully.

We chatted a little about ourselves, I was the newbie, not having met my fellow bloggers before, and we also discussed some of what blogging from the Good Food Show would entail – stay tuned for my visit next weekend.

For the meal, I had bruschetta for starter with artichoke, cubes of salami and roasted pepper. The garlic infused oil really set the dish off very well.

My main course consisted of oven baked coley, a fish I had never tried before, carrot and cumin pilaf rice with a coriander and citrus cream. The portion was a perfect size for lunch and all the elements of the dish worked well together.

On to dessert and I plumped for the choux bun with chantilly cream and Tia Maria infused chocolate sauce. This was decadent, but very light at the same time.

And to my surprise  - we were served with plates of the most gorgeous petit four – small cream scones, tablet (which tasted like my Granny Hetty’s), weenie macaron, light and crumbly shortie. I was in heaven.

The service in the restaurant was friendly and the waiting staff were well informed and attentive.

It was great to meet my new fellow Good Food Show bloggers and good to find out more about what I can bring you over the next few weeks.

And a huge thank you to Katy for organising the lunch!

If you would like to attend the BBC Good Food Show, remember you can claim 15% discount on tickets by quoting CB15.

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