Sunday, June 25, 2006
Today was sunny but windy so we set off in our old open toped car to find the restaurant of Tom Lewis, a chef I had seen on the telly competing to make a meal for the Queen's 80th birthday celebrations. We knew his hotel was just past Callendar in a tiny place called Balquhidder. What we didn't realise was it required us to navigate four miles of very precarious single track road along the edge of Loch Voil. It was a beautiful mountainous setting, ideal for hill walkers. The verdant green landscape was set off by a louring purple sky which erupted into rain toward the end of the journey. The downside of open top motoring.
However it was well worth the journey. The man himself welcomed us warmly and hung up our coats. I had a lovely Dalwhinney malt whiskey followed by breast of wood pidgeon, halibut with pinenut crust and apricot and almond frangipan with fruit sorbet. Earl Grey tea and home made tablet finished the meal. Yumm! Not hugely expensive and well worth the trip