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Review – Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery, 652-654 Argyle Street, Glasgow

By Emma @glasgowfoodie

Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight is taking place just now and runs until 21st September 2014 with events taking place across Scotland.

The focus of this year’s foodie fortnight is to introduce the public to new food adventures and includes food and drink events, cookery demonstrations, promotions and offers from Scotland’s largest food and drink companies to  local craft producers.

We were invited by Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight to undertake a food adventure in celebration of the Fortnight. A Food Adventure could be anything from visiting a food tourism attraction or attending a Fortnight event to trying a new Scottish product, restaurant or recipe.

Scottish food and drink Fortnight

Mr Foodie has wanted to go to Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery for a while and jumped at the chance whenI suggested we go.

I picked here as the seafood is amazing and they are part of Fish2Fork.

 

Fish2fork rates restaurants according to the impact their seafood has on the seas and marine life. They are also supporters of our chums Plan Bee – and have hives on site!

Fish2fork rating

Plan bee Glasgow

Two Fat Ladies Buttery restaurant is a two minute walk from Anderston Railway Station and also has a large car park on site.

Two fat ladies at the buttery scotland food and drink fortnight adventure

The building was originally a masonic hall and the oak-panelled walls came from a church that was about to be demolished.

Two fat ladies at the buttery scotland food and drink fortnight adventure

Two fat ladies at the buttery scotland food and drink fortnight adventure

Smoked Fish Platter, shallot, baby caper and dill mayonnaise

Two fat ladies at the buttery scotland food and drink fortnight adventure

Deep fried Swiss cheese beignets

Two fat ladies at the buttery scotland food and drink fortnight adventure

Grilled polenta coated Haddock fillets with spiced cous cous and pesto cream

Two fat ladies at the buttery scotland food and drink fortnight adventure

Sliced salmon in soft egg and herb coating with rocket, orange and beet root dressing.

 

Two fat ladies at the buttery scotland food and drink fortnight adventure

Roast peach with marscapone  and vanilla ice cream

 

We started with a  glass of white wine, a light Chilean Sauvingon Blanc and some bread (cheese, soda and pesto – all lovely!)

 

The smoked fish platter was beautifully light, no overpowering capers or dill.  The fish wasn’t the oily kind that  puts me off smoked salmon.  Delicious.

 

Deep fried Swiss cheese beignets. These choux pastry creations melted in the mouth.  Enough cheese to make it savoury and worked well with the accompanying chutney.

 

We haven’t come across polenta-coated fish before.  What a great idea for a lighter dish.  The spiced cous cous livened up the haddock.  The polenta coating was light enough that the flavours from the cous cous came through.  We’ll be trying this out at home in the future!

 

Three slices of moist, gently cooked salmon.  The coating didn’t interfere with the salmon taste but gave the salmon a crisp finish.  We really liked the orange and beetroot addition.  Worked well and didn’t smother the salmon taste.

 

Oh my! One of the few time I’ve been speechless.  Such a simple cooking idea – tender peach with a crispy sugar topping,  the marscapone gave the ice cream a velvety texture without the too fatty coating that can be tasted with real ice cream.

 

Two fat ladies at the buttery scotland food and drink fortnight adventure

White chocolate and honey cheesecake

 

Mr Foodie of course had to do the cheesecake test.  He was very quiet during all this.  The plate was cleared with one word uttered – “yum!”

 

Two fat ladies at the buttery scotland food and drink fortnight adventure
Two fat ladies at the buttery scotland food and drink fortnight adventure

We ended with a white coffee and petit fours.  If only we could have got a blanket for a lie down as well!

Heavenly food with excellent service.  The vocal jazz background music was relaxing too, we could have quite easily have stayed for the full day.  With full bellies and happy hearts we headed homeward.

For three courses each and coffee inc a glass of wine each, the cost was £47. Special mention for the pesto bread, fluffy and flavoursome and has inspired us to make our own!

Two fat ladies at the buttery scotland food and drink fortnight adventure

 

To learn more about Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight and how you can be involved visit:
www.scottishfoodanddrinkfortnight.co.uk, like www.facebook.com/eatscottish

Review – Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery, 652-654 Argyle Street, Glasgow
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We were provided with £50 to have a foodie adventure and were not required to write a good review and all opinions are our own.


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