Friday, April 22, 2016

Scotch Dinner 2016

Here's the pairing menu from last nights Scotch dinner.  Everything was great, and I particularly liked the Duck Breast with Cherry Gastrique;  we did sous vide and then seared it to finish; it was the best duck I've ever had, if I do say so myself :)

Arran 10 year
Arran Distillery – Isle of Arran
Hot Smoked Salmon Salad
with Endive, Almond & Tarragon

Arran Port Cask
Arran Distillery – Isle of Arran
Duck Breast
on Creamy Grits, Cherry Gastrique

Armorik Sherry Finished
Warenghem Distillery – Brittany, France
Cocoa Five Spice Brined Pork Loin
with Butternut Cous Cous

Kilchoman Manchir Bay
Kilchoman Distillery – Islay
Roasted Apricots
with Chevre & Pancetta

Ian Macleod – Islay
Dark Chocolate Pâté
with Salted Spiced Almonds

And the bonus scotch was Tamdhu Batch Strength