There are a few people who have shaped my relationship with food and the Irish chef Neven Maguire is one of them. In my teens I got one of his cookery books for Christmas and now have an almost complete collection (I had an ogle at the new book, it looks fabulous, the photography is to die for). I really couldn't recommend them enough. I've never made one thing that didn't work or that didn't taste beautiful. There is a great selection of good family food, push-the-boat-out-and-be-a-show-off-dinners and classic desserts.
I have been at Neven's MacNean restaurant twice before but it was a few years ago and I was so excited to go back again. Going to a good restaurant is an adventure down the rabbit hole and back again; being wow-ed by presentation, tasting a combination of flavours and textures you wouldn't put together yourself, deliberating on the menu like it was a life and death decision. Here are some of my favourite pictures.
|Pre-starter of Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup with a Selection of Breads|
|Mango and Ginger Jelly|
|Trout with Pak Choi and Lobster Ravioli|
|Trio of Pork- Belly, Fillet and Cheek|
|Chocolate Delice, Parfait, Malteaser Ice-Cream and Chocolate Opera Cake|
|Sticky Toffee Pudding with Malteaser Ice-Cream|