A trip to the Kitchin

After seeing the chef Tom Kitchin on Great British menu and seeing his restaurant, I’d wanted to visit. The Kitchin on Edinburgh’s Leith waterfront was opened in 2006. The restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in 2007 and still has it today.

My best friend Lisa bought me and Dave a voucher for The Kitchin, a date was set to go and celebrate all of our birthdays.

The first job was decide on the pre dinner drinks.

Drinks nibbles, 3 different crackers with a cream cheese dip

We had all decided before we go to the restaurant that we would do the chef surprise tasting menu with the wine pairing.

Each course which was bestowed upon us was just amazing cookery.

Amuse – Pea and celery soup

The sourdough was just delicious but we did overdose on it.

Next up was a scallop encased in pastry in the most unctuous creamy sauce. I had to stop myself picking the shell up and licking it.

Next was a mushroom risotto with smoked razor clams. They tasted just like smokey bacon.

All building up to the fish course, delicious halibut which flakes perfectly.

The main event, wagu beef, with chicken mouse stuffed courgette flower and the silkiest pea purée. The beef melted perfectly.

As if we weren’t full enough, the pre desert! A wonderfully light pannacotta.

The final course was a floaty light raspberry soufflé.

A wonderful foodie evening with great friends. Whilst our stomachs and wallets groaned, completely fantastic cooking and another unforgettable food experience.

Published by Gina

Oxford Girl living in the North. Nearly a northerner as have lived in Kendal for over 25 years. Enjoys knife throwing, running, fell walking, snapping pics on my travels round the Lakes and being a domestic goddess. My Chocolate Brownies are legendary so I am told.

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