Holiday Day 17 / Dinner At The Hotel In Borders


We had dinner at the dining room of the hotel we stayed at last night. As it is a small hotel run by a couple we were worried about the dinner more than anything else, but we didn’t need to worry, it was all very good.


First we had aperitif with amuse in their sunroom, where the view is lovely.


We then moved to the dining room. It was larger than we expected (from the rest of the hotel) and I think there were 5 or 6 more couples of guests. We all had the same menu but if you let them know any dietery problem beforehand they will substitute for what you cannot eat.

パンは、ホテルで焼かれているそうです。トマトのパン、芥子の実のパン、Ras El Hanout というモロッコのスパイスミックスが入ったパンの3種類。

They bake their bread at the hotel every day and we had 3 kinds last night – tomato bread, poppy seed bread and Ras El Hanout (Moroccan spice mix) bread.


My husband’s starter was Crab and Apple Sorbet, which he enjoyed very much.


My starter was Heirloom Tomato Salad with Basil Sorbet.


My husband’s fish course was Trout with Bouillabaisse Spuma and potato, which he also enjoyed.


They gave me chicken instead of trout and a saffron spuma instead of the Bouillabaisse spuma. I left a half of the chicken because the portion was a little large but it was good.


Our main course was Sirloin Steak, Mashed Potato, Caramelised Shallot and spinach. The steak was not so tender but tasted good and everything else was good, too.


The dessert was Sticky Toffee Cake with Passion Fruit Sorbet, Koji Crema. It was very tasty although I wasn’t able to detect any Koji.


We then moved back to the Sunroom and had coffee and Petits Four.


So, we didn’t have to worry about it at all, we enjoyed everything. It wasn’t specially sophisticated or technically high level but it was modern with some trend, simple and tasty.

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