Now that the summer holidays have begun, we went up to Oban for five nights and stayed in a lovely little holiday home in a village called Dunbeg. My in-laws came with us because it was their Ruby Wedding Anniversary. I put together a tasting menu, with the courses chosen by the happy couple:
The Society’s Champagne Brut NV
Velouté of Smoked Bacon
Smoked Salmon with Soft Cheese, Oatcakes and a Sweet Chilli Salad
The Society’s Exhibition Gewürztraminer 2015
Slow-Cooked Fillet of Beef Hungarian Goulash
The Society’s Exhibition La Rioja Alta Reserva 2013
Accompanied by Hassleback potatoes
Lemon Posset with Shortbread
Coteaux du Layon Saint Aubin, Domaine Cady 2018
Cheese and Biscuits
Scottish Mature Cheddar
Coffee and Tea
with after-dinner chocolates
We started the afternoon off with a magnum of Rosé Prosecco from M&S. However, I think my father-in-law’s favourite wine was The Society’s Exhibition Gewurtztraminer. This went phenomenally well with the smoked salmon, soft cheese and sweet chilli salad. The Coteaux du Layon Saint Aubin, Domaine Cady 2018 also goes amazingly well with Roquefort.
I couldn’t resist putting in a few photos of our expeditions, mounted from Oban, such as Tobermory and the Jacobite (Harry Potter) train from Fort William to Mallaig. 10 points to Gryffindor!