Welcome to Wednesday!
Today I am linking up with @PeasandCrayons for a bit of ‘What I ate Wednesday’ action. Today’s focus, as promised, my wedding anniversary dinner! And oh boy was it good!
All dressed up and ready to go!
We decided to go to a local restaurant that we have been meaning to visit since they opened – Ox and Finch. Ox and Finch specialise on local, seasonal ingredients and keeping the preparation simple, pairing them perfectly and letting the ingredients themselves shine. Eating a Paleo diet makes dining out difficult at times – Ox and Finch seemed a great choice – and it certainly was.
The serve small plates, meant for sharing. Approx 2-3 plates each so we got 5 in total.
Each plate was a pleasure – a taste explosion and a heaven for foodies like David and I. Every mouthful was incredible and to be savoured.
Here is what we decided on…
Carpaccio of Rib-Eye, Truffle Dwarf Peaches, Pine Nuts and Grana Padano
– ADORE carpaccio and this was full of so much flavour. Will be hunting out dwarf peaches and the pine nuts were a perfect accompaniment
Seared Scallops, Chorizo Iberico and Sweetcorn
– Scallops cooked perfectly and paired with the spicy salty ham and the sweetest corn… perfect match.
Confit Pork Belly, White Onion Puree, Capers and Raisins
– Pork belly is always a winner in my book and this did not disappoint. The raisins were a surprising but delightful addition.
Baked Beetroot, Goat’s Curd and Toasted Seeds
– I loved cooked beets and it was brilliant to try 3 varieties. But this was the most incredible pairing – sounds so simple but the curd with the beets made me take smaller and smaller bites so it could last longer!
Broccoli, Anchovies, Spiced Almonds and a Poached Free Range Egg
– Nice, fresh and tasty. Poached egg was cooked beautifully. But to be honest, in terms of veggie dishes, wish we had gotten 2 of the beets!
So many things we want to come back and try – it really was options galore – such a rarity for Paleo but a restaurant we will certainly embrace and support. #FoodieDream
Afterwards we headed to our favourite bar – The Kelvingrove Cafe – for a cocktail.
I went for the Golden Glow and David had the Last Round. Oh my goodness were they good (and that brandy soaked cherry in my drink… heaven!)! We sat, sipped on our drinks, chatted, laughed and celebrated the last 5 years of marriage. It was a perfect evening.
Good food, drinks flowing and my wonderful husband of 5 years by my side – couldn’t have asked for a better evening.
Do you prefer simple meals or something more complex?
Spot anything on the menu you would like to have tried?