Friday, 22 April 2011

Edinburgh

A few weeks ago, my parents and I went up to Edinburgh – to see the sights and have a fabulous foodie time. I had my first ever Michelin-starred dining experience at Tom Kitchin’s The Kitchin, which certainly did not disappoint. We also had a great time wandering around Edinburgh Farmers’ MarketDSCF8517

DSCF8518 The tablet stall (and tablet tasters) must have been my favourite stall.Tablet is a Scottish sweet – like a firmer fudge, mainly sugar and totally irresistible! I bought some and also look forward to attempting my own very soon.DSCF8519 A stall selling a huge (and tempting) array of cakes and piesDSCF8523 Oink, the business that made the perfect hog roast sandwich at lunchtime, complete with stuffing and apple sauce – delicious!IMG-20110326-00171 Chutneys, relishes and jamsIMG-20110326-00167 (1) The amazing chocolate stall selling more flavours of chocolate you could ever think of: Chilli, Black Forest, Mango, Salted Caramel, Raspberry, Red Pepper and Candied Orange to name just a few!

Just before catching the train home, we visited the magnificent The Dome. In the grandest of surroundings – complete with heavy chandeliers – we enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea…IMG-20110327-00187 (1)Middle Layer: fruit scones with strawberry jam and whipped cream.
Bottom layer: Sandwiches – Roast Beef & Horseradish Sauce, Ham & Mustard or Egg and Cress.  IMG-20110327-00190 Top Layer: Lemon French Fancy, Apple Pie, Chocolate Eclair and Strawberry Cream Tart.

All in all – a thoroughly delicious weekend and I can’t wait to visit again!

7 comments:

Nisrine Merzouki said...

Looks like a fun place, Lucy. They sure have great food in Edinburgh. Love the chocolate selection.

Hope you're doing well.

Elra's cooking and baking said...

Oh, how wonderful Lucy! I wish I can just be there to sample all of these goodies :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

It looks like you had a great time in Edinburgh! Those taetime treats look so delicious.

Cheers,

Rosa

Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane said...

I am very jealous - you went to The Kitchin! Also, that stall of chocolates looks epic, mango flavour? Yum yum. Glad to hear to had a good time there :)

The Caked Crusader said...

what a great looking market - hope you tried lots of samples!

Faith said...

Looks like it was a really wonderful time, Lucy! The chutney/jam/relish samples sound delicious!

Tulip said...

Lucy, you must make tablet when you get home!
You're right, its full of sugar but sooooo addictive, we made it at cookery club once and the children loved it as you can imagine!
Remember, we want to see the photos!!!