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A Very 'Foodie' Christmas

At the time of writing I’m sitting in ORO, an Italian restaurant in the Southside of Glasgow. Or that place where Lewis Capaldi visited the last time he performed in the SSE Hydro.


I can safely say that December has been a very food-centric period. From Covent Gardens in London to Merchant Square in Glasgow, I’ve certainly had my fill of gastronomical delights. So what’s been on the menu this festive period?



A succulent piece of Duck with a Bacon Cassoulet following Parsnip Soup at the Metropolitan Bar within the Merchant Square in Glasgow.


A pile ’em high carvery consisting of Ham, Turkey, Stuffing, Sausage in Blankets, Roasted Potatoes, Mushrooms, Parsnips and Carrots at The Glynhill Hotel near Glasgow Airport


There’s been a Christmas Lunch at Hutchesons, Glasgow where I had Roasted Parsnip Soup, Breast of Duck and Vanilla Crème Brule.


A tapas of Salmon Ceviche, Beef Artichuco and Mozzarella Arancini with White Ragu at Monmouth Kitchen located by Seven Dials in Covent Gardens.


Beef Bourgingon and Chocolate Marquise with Blood Orange Sorbet from Plateau in the heart of London’s Canary Wharf.


And whilst I’m sitting in ORO, Meatballs Al Forno followed by Monkfish done in a Prosecco Sauce. I’m avidly waiting on my dessert which is a Amerena Brownie.


And it’s still not the end of the month. Although I might be glad to stay off the dinners and lunches out until the new year.

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