The Long Lazy Weekend!
Well it wasn’t for us – it was an exceptionally busy one! We had the most amazing weekend of customers loving The Kitchen, the Country Eating House concept and of course our new menu. Undoubtedly the weekend was a resounding success, but anyone opening a new restaurant on Mothering Sunday weekend, one of the busiest dates in the restaurant diary, is not for the faint hearted!
Our new team were amazing. Both chefs and front of house teams pulled out all the stops to give everyone a wonderful dining experience. The new menu was well received, but undoubtedly the most popular dish on Sunday was our Rare Roast Aberdeenshire Beef with all the trimmings. We have always been a popular destination for Sunday lunch but the chefs are now cooking the beef by the Sous Vide method. To cook sous vide, you simply marinade, pop in a vacuum sealed bag and place them in a water bath and gently cook it for 2 hours. The meat is then sealed and flash heated through the oven to serve. The results were outstanding, you get a very moist piece of meat with no dry edges that you might get when roasting through an oven and the whole joint is cooked to perfection. Of course, we source the very best beef we can to start with but the response from our customers was overwhelming – many commenting that it was the best Sunday roast they had ever had. (I am sure there were a few upset mothers!) Goose fat roasted potatoes and light Yorkshire puddings only added to their delight.
Mums loved the little gift bottles of limoncello that the chefs had made to take home with them, from the Kitchen with love x
The weekend was a great success and we were all over the moon with the feedback.