Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Isle of Skye (Scotland): The Glenview

The Isle of Skye is a must if you are going to visit western Scotland; breathtaking landscapes along sinuous roads, waterfalls and good hiking (don't miss the Old Man of Storr and climb the Storr for an amazing view of the surrounding area). We stayed at The Glenview where Simon, chef part-owner fed us happy. Very fresh produces sourced very locally (a lot from Skye and quite a bit from The Glenview's garden!)
Everything we had was great. And the breakfast were spectacular. The menu changes everyday, depending on what's available at the market (makes sense to me) and that ensures nice variety if one is going to stay at the Glenview over a few days.

On a sidenote, one nice thing about Scotland at the height of Summer is that the days are extremely long (sun sets at 10/10:30pm making it possible to have extra long hikes during the day and go for one last hike after supper.

Isle of Skye oysters £3.60

Roast vine tomato & Skye basil tart with goat cheese, green olive tapenade

Orbost highland beef with mustard hollandaise, crispy polenta, summer vegetables

Poached shetland salmon with Skye bacon, mussel & cider sauce, Jersey Royal potatoes, Totaig greens

A fruit plate every morning.

breakfast; French toast

breakfast; Poached egg, black pudding

Vine tomato and Loch Eishort mussel broth with Skye herbs

Butter poached Lythe with squid & parsley dressing. Jeyrsey Royal potatoes, organic spinach.

Staffin free range pork with ratatouille, green olive mashed potatoes, roast garlic and rosemary sauce

Mull cheddar, Clava Brie, Strathdon blue

Pancakes with blueberries for breakfast, can it be any better?

The Glenview
Culnacnoc, Isle of Skye, Portree,
United Kingdom

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