722 Miles for an Anniversary Holiday
As part of a long-term wedding present this charming couple arrived with a cherished bottle earmarked for the occasion. It was one of many well chosen wines selected for their ability to mature at anniversary occasions over the next several years.
What a lovely idea that wedding gift was!
The first Dinning Experience was the Japanese Banquet Tokyo Nights (actual Dinner here: https://goo.gl/P7YEK5).
The second dining experience was 'Sicilian Summer'. Famous for its Mediterranean diet, this three course dinner is inspired by the Island of Sicily with fresh seafood from the Isles of Orkney.
Stuffed Portobello mushroom with red onions, fresh tomatoes, capers, courgettes, aubergine, anchovies, black olives, artichoke hearts, peppers, fresh oregano and basil on a bed of fresh salad leaves.
'Frutti di Mare Passato'
Seafood pasta: gamberi saltati (sautéed prawns), scampi (langoustine), calamaro (squid), cozze (mussels), salmone (salmon) on a bed of pasta with onions, white wine, garlic and parsley.
A Missing Bell Original Recipe.
Freshly home-made tiramisu - A house speciality
Baked sponge drenched in coffee and amaretto layered with cream, marscapone cheese and Italian meringue.
Hands across the table for a happy anniversary toast.
So ‘Great Food, Good Fun and Genuine Friendship are Equal Partners at Eastward House’.
We have been fortunate to meet many decent, interesting and likeable people during the past eight years. Yesterday was no exception and so we spent much of the day preparing Washoku World Heritage Cuisine for such goodly folks.
In his usual disguise, Samurai Iga Heinaizaemon was hanging around and guarding the dining-room doorway throughout the evening.
Before dinner - Missing Bell gourmet canapés with secret flavour makers.
Maki sushi - Fresh Westray crab and mangetout, king prawn, nori and sesame seed, Orkney waters mackerel and cucumber. Orkney hand-dived scallops, Orkney waters organic salmon.
Sashimi seared organic salmon, sashimi mackerel with lime and freshly picked shiso leaf. Japanese rolled egg with spinach. Soy sauce and yuzu pepper.
Lightly seared tuna dressed with crisp garlic flakes, spring onions, freshly made ponzu sauce on a bed of freshly picked shiso leaves. Sauteed leeks with freshly made red miso paste.
Orkney waters hand-dived scallops with samphire. A unique Missing Bell recipe.
Very Light Tempura. Monkfish tails, asparagus, shiso leaf Missing Bell recipe tempura dipping sauce, together with the flavour makers of daikon and freshly rubbed ginger.
Orkney beef fillet steak. Freshly made teriyaki sauce. Broccoli, mushrooms, spring onion and fresh orange. A Missing Bell Original Recipe.
Freshly baked macaron, home-made green tea jelly with aga aga, fresh strawberry, edible viola flower, shiratama (freshly made savoury powdered rice balls with homemade mitarashi sauce, kinako ground soya. Freshly made green tea fondant au chocolat - A Missing Bell house speciality.
Freshly made real green tea.
A Missing Bell dining experience is only available for resident guests at Eastward House. All dining experience menus need to be booked significantly well in advance.
For more information please view this link: https://goo.gl/oxLxAj
When city life is almost too much to bear . . .
Learned professors from the Department of Neuroscience at the Max Plonck Institute of Psychiatry at Westray University have now concluded long-term studies into the clinical effects of coo deprivation.
Whilst rapidly spreading and wildly contagious HCDS outbreaks frequently occur in large cities such as London, Birmingham, Bristol and Southampton, records confirm that the Orkney Islands have always been completely free from HCDS (Human Coo Deprivation Syndrome).
Recent findings indicate a significant correlation between talking with coos and key sociological characteristics such as:-
Watch the enlightening video guide below:-
"This church had 134 years of weddings, blessings and Sunday school; it must be Inculcated with love, the walls must exude happiness and joy." Keiko Yamaga-White November 2007