On our recent short break to Aberdeen, we were keen to partake in some of Aberdeen’s top foodie picks. Inverness is great for getting a locally sourced, high quality meal, but we wanted to try out some places that were a wee bit different. This article written by local Aberdeenshire lass Foodie Quine was helpful (as was this article from North Hop), – as we visited three places that were recommended!
On Thursday night we had booked a table at the Adephi Kitchen. Man I wish that there was a local spot like this in Inverness! An open pit BBQ features in their kitchen and their menu features primarily slow cooked, smoked or cured meats. We were glad we got in here as weekends book up very fast.
For starters we chose:
DIRTY RED MAC | Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Louisiana Hot Sausage, Roast Tomato Cheese Sauce & Crispy Shallots (£6.50)
SMOKED DUCK NECK TERRINE|with Homemade Black Pudding, Pickled Pear & Crispy Parsnip (£7)
(The iPhone picture really doesn’t do this dish justice!)
Mr B was raving about this dish – particularly the pickled pears. All the flavours just worked together. I was a fan of the homemade black pudding especially.
I went for the Mac N Cheese as it been recommended, and I was glad I went for it as a starter. The Louisiana sausage was fiery without being too hot, and the crispy shallots made a great contrast to the soft cheesy pasta. The sauce was good – the pasta clung to each drop of cheesey tomatoey goodness and there was plenty of it for the starter portion.
For that reason, for my main course I steered clear of the carbs, while Mr B went for the…
THE ANGUS & OINK BURGER| John Davidson Aged Beef Steak Rampant Angus Patty with Slow Smoked Beef Cheek, Jalapeno Chilli Mac & Cheese, Voodoo Mango Southwest Slaw & Sweet Potato Chips (£13.50)
Mr B loved the burger, mac and cheese and potato chips.The big letdown was the slaw – far too hot (and Mr B can handle much more in the way of spice heat than I can) which overpowered all of the other flavours.
I chose the
CURED, SLOW SMOKED & SLOW COOKED PULLED PORK
with my choice of two sides; Green Cabbage, Scallion & Apple Slaw and Charcoal Greens (£17)
A heap of delicious smoky pulled pork which was so succulent. Delicious! I was glad I paired the slaw and greens with the pork, the apple slaw was delicious and there was a big helping of perfectly cooked sugar snap peas and beans.
Unfortunately we didn’t have room for dessert or coffee… but we will definitely be back next time we are in Aberdeen!
Come back tomorrow to see how we spent our Friday night oot in Aberdeen 🙂
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