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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

A new flavour of coffee

We had an excellent awfully big adventure today but I forgot my camera so no pics I'm afraid. It was sunny, calm day and we cycled for an hour and a half round the Isle of Bute from Rothesay to Colintrive. The ferry crossing, all of five minutes, took us to the Colintrive Hotel where we sat outside in the sun watching the ferry continue it's fifteen minute shuffle back and forth. I had the most excellent Thai green tiger prawns with coconut and ginger noodles followed by amaretto bread and butter pudding - with custard of course. It was obviously freshly cooked and the best meal I've enjoyed in a long time. A lovely young Latvian woman was serving us but when we decided to round off the meal with a Gaelic coffee, she looked crestfallen. I'm sorry she said, we don't have any garlic coffee, just ordinary coffee. I explained that Gaelic coffee was ordinary coffee with whisky in it and topped with cream. Oh, you mean like Irish coffee she asked? Yes, but that would be whiskey and we would like whisky. A very important difference.

Anyway, the coffee came and was much enjoyed along with the rest of the meal. The hour and half cycle back to the boat didn't seem nearly so arduous with a tummy full of warm warm coffee and whisky (no e). This drink will of course be known from now on as garlic coffee. Will try and remember my camera next time and show you some of the lovely scenery.

2 comments:

Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

I know quite a bit about coffee Sally but nothing about the spirit beginning with W! I can see the difference in spelling and know one is distilled in Ireland and one in Scotland. What are the other differences please? Not wishing to start starting world war 3 with this question - I am genuinely intriqued and curious and very naive
Maggie H

Grumpy said...

No difference really Maggie. Scots and Irish both celtic after all. Just me being a pedantic so-and-so. Ironic as family member researching history recently discovered we are from Irish descent.