"Nae man can tether time or tide"*
As Burns Night approaches and the latest West South Westerly storm passes through Port Appin....come warm yourself with a wee dram by the stove and treat yourself to a delicious Pierhouse meal. There's a very special haggis dish on the a la carte menu (below) and on Thursday 25th January at both lunch and dinner we're serving a traditional Burns Night fare of Haggis, Neeps & Tatties. Enjoy!
With a nod to celebrating the birth of Scotland's Bard, start off with Macsween Haggis Bonbons served with turnip purée, winter leaf salad and whisky dressing. Using the finest of ingredients, a warming winter dish with an explosion of flavour in every mouthful.
Move on to oven roasted fillet of Salmon with a creamy langoustine mashed potato, steamed broccoli and a lemon butter sauce. What makes this salmon dish sing is the depth of flavour from adding langoustine tail meat and bisque to the mash and the silky smooth, fresh tasting sauce. Delicious - and wonderfully comforting on a winter's day.
Squeeze in a dessert? Try our Espresso Crème Brûlée served with chocolate chip shortbread. It's a different take on a favourite dessert. It's light, creamy, not too sweet with the coffee flavouring and, of course, yields to the essential 'crack' of the spoon. Perfectly accompanied by the Chef-made shortbread.
*Quote from Tam O'Shanter by Rabbie Burns (of course!) as the time came for Tam to leave the cosy pub's fireside and ride off into the stormy night.....and we all know what happens then!! Here's the whole of that verse:
"But pleasures are like poppies spread,
You seize the flower, its bloom is shed;
Or like the snow falls in the river,
A moment white—then melts for ever;
Or like the borealis race,
That flit ere you can point their place;
Or like the rainbow’s lovely form
Evanishing amid the storm.—
Nae man can tether time or tide;
The hour approaches Tam maun ride;
That hour, o’ night’s black arch the key-stane,
That dreary hour he mounts his beast in;
And sic a night he taks the road in,
As ne’er poor sinner was abroad in."
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