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Saturday, 26 July 2014

For a Scottish, Italian Feast #1, in pictures.

Despite our first ever group cancellation this week and thanks to some enthusiastic diners joining us last minute, Friday's supper went ahead with all the usual verve and reminded us happily of how our supper club started at the original Charlie and Evelyn's Table. The guests and flavours were vivacious and we hope we transported their taste buds to Italy with some fine Scottish produce. Here are my pics.

To welcome Caledonian blue cheese mousse, homemade oat biscuits.

Pea and pecorino smash, toasted ciabatta.

To amuse Pappa al pomodoro.

To start Venison carpaccio, garden salad (thanks Hannah), orange.

 To follow Pan-fried cod, tomato farro, green beans, salsa verde.

Fig, nectarine, Tallegio, homemade crackers.

 To finish Ricotta and white chocolate cheesecake, strawberries with basil, walnut and date shards.

With coffee Chris's homemade chocolate truffles.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Menus for two Scottish, Italian feasts.

Soaking up the culinary inspiration, flavours and sunshine of Tuscany last week, we present two menus which bring our findings to you. And, there are still four seats at the Table this Friday, so you still have chance to enjoy some of these dishes personally if you're not already coming! Please email today to reserve your places.

To start
Venison Carpaccio, garden flowers and herbs, Parmesan, orange

To follow
Pan-fried cod, tomato farro, green beans

To finish
Ricotta cheesecake with balsamic and basil strawberries.

And on Saturday night,

To start
Nectarine, Mozzarella, Parma ham, green leaves

To follow
Beef, salsa verde, green beans, crispy potatoes.

To finish
Ricotta cheesecake with balsamic and basil strawberries.


It was delicious.

Pictured above: 

Sunflowers / anti pasti / spinach souffle / stuffed courgette flowers / gelato / cappuccino / pizza making / pizza eating / Chris's pasta / ice lollies / olives / blue skies / shady piazzas / rose / salads / polenta with chicken liver / anti pasti locali / ragu / rolling hills / wonderful courgettes / more pizza / beautiful sunsets / tomatoes / tomatoes / tomatoes/ sliced for lunch / more fresh pasta / two little chefs.