This was my second trip to the Ubiquitous Chip and boy had i been looking forward to it. I love this place as it just has a magical buzz as soon as you`re through the front door. My first visit was a total delight and ever since then i was screaming out for more.As i explained in my first blog post ( see here ) the food isn`t cutting edge fine dining , it`s just amazing fresh produce from all around Scotland and its Isles very well cooked.It`s happy , comforting food served by smiling people in a buzzing and very beautiful restaurant, basically it`s the full package. Unfortunately i`m sad to say that after my lunch and wine at Martin Wishart on Loch Lomond it was 3.30 before we managed to leave…we were eating again at 6pm at The Chip.I really couldn`t face more food so i ended up having only the starter and a pud….overindulgence got the better of me on this occasion and all i wanted was my bed….I shall return in a more sensible capacity next time.
Jerusalem Artichoke Veloute – a little complimentary amuse.
Selection of home made Bread and biscuits.
West coast Langoustines with Garlic butter.
The Chips very own 1971 Venison Haggis with Champit Tatties , Carrot crisp and Turnip cream…. A classic and `must have` on Burns weekend.
Grilled haunch of Carsphairn Roe Deer with Chocolate crumb , Hot pot potatoes , Caraway and Rosemary Salsa.
Belgian Chocolate Delice.
Dunsyre Blue Bavarois , Arran Heather Honey and Porridge crunch , Pinhead Oatmeal ice cream and Oatmeal and Walnut cake. I wasn`t so sure about this one.Would Blue Cheese actually work in a creamy bavarois as a pud ? Ohhhh you bet it did.For a sweet and cheese lover then it was a lovely combo of them both. Honey , Oats , Nuts, fruit and cheese….Oh it was good.