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Our Christmas Present from Andy’s parents was a night’s stay at Cameron House – a beautiful hotel on the banks of Loch Lomond. We stayed over from Sunday night to Monday, treating ourselves to a meal at Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond. It was a beautiful quick getaway and something I could happily get used to ;)!
Whilst we were there, we nipped up to Arrochar, enjoying some beautiful loch-side scenery on the way. It was a bit overcast and cool, but we took a walk around the ‘tip’ of Loch Long. There was seaweed up on the trees, two or three feet above the ‘current’ high tide level and mussel shells scattered on the pathway – scary to think how it would have been when flooded.
Dinner was wonderful. Six courses of tasty little treats and many ideas garnered that I want to try at home – including the hazelnut and maple coated smoked salmon canapés and goat’s cheese gnocchi (which accompanied butter-poached langoustines). I was also made aware of chlorophyll as a cooking (garnishing?) ingredient. Very cool, though my parsley’s five leaves are not adequate to try making any yet ;) The service was great and the wait-staff really friendly, a lovely evening.
Given the horrible weather on Monday, we decided we’d head over to Kelvingrove Art Gallery / Museum. Neither of us have been there for years and we were lucky enough to stop in just as the organ recital was beginning. By the time our parking was running out we’d only managed to get through about 1/3 of it and were shattered – we’ll need to go back another day.
A really enjoyable weekend.