Sunday, 18 March 2018
Here comes the bride:
Shona with her father Jim
(above and below)
On Saturday CRM and I were at Shona and Liam's wedding at Guardswell Farm, which is between Perth and Dundee. The wedding was a warm and happy occasion in marked contrast to the weather which was wild with frequent snow showers and bitterly cold.
Start of the ceremony
Shona Mackie-Macintyre and
Liam Macintyre-Mackie embrace
(above and below)
Comin' up for air....
Signing the register
After the signing
The happy couple
The wedding meal – ready for the speeches
More photos to follow in a separate post
Friday, 16 March 2018
31st March - 2nd April: Reuilly 65th Fête du Vin et de la Gastronomie
31st March - 2nd April: Châteaumeillant, Foire aux Vins
7th and 8th April: VinaViva, Saint-Étienne de Chigny
26th-27th May: VitiLoire, Tours
Thursday, 15 March 2018
View from restaurant onto Main Street, Newtonmore
Netta – my special guest
We profited from the restarting of weekday meals at the Letterbox – an early sign of spring – by enjoying lunch there today, which was made even better with the 20% lunchtime discount during March.
During the winter the Letterbox is just open for dinner at the weekends but now we are in March the restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner. Unlike many restaurants all the food is freshly prepared on the premises, so no question of heating up pre-prepared dishes.
CRM and I both took a glass of very agreeable 2015 South African Sauvignon Blanc.
The Letterbox is definitely recommended for either lunch (cash only) or dinner (cards accepted).
Tagliatelle with mushroom, pesto and cream sauce
Tagliatelle with salmon and Parma ham
Haggis in filo pastry and vegetables
The chef going through the dessert menu with Netta
Apple and plum pie
Choux bun with cream, strawberries and chocolate sauce