One couple, one menu, two individuals
We manage 21 allergenic or medically required dietary avoidance's across 11 commonly occurring diets. Identifying individual needs in advance allows us to plan, procure and prepare high quality substitutions. So here is an example of a couple that ordered seafood pasta where the husband has a gluten-free requirement and the wife is a vegetarian.
Two Versions of Stuffed Mushrooms. (Spot the mushroom)
We created two versions of large Portobello mushrooms hiding beneath a broad selection of Mediterranean roast vegetables with parsley and freshly picked basil. The gentleman's version included anchovies. Served with freshly baked Ciabatta and 'A Mano' Italian virgin olive oil.
Sicilian Summer - Italian Seafood Pasta for the Gentleman (spot the pasta)
Capitalising upon the outstanding fresh seafood treasures available on these beautiful islands we created a pallet of hand-dived scallops, langoustine, monkfish, salmon and very tender squid served with a uniquely made marinara sauce with gluten-free pasta on a bed of fresh spinach. Freshly picked Viola edible flowers.
Sicilian Summer - Italian Vegetarian Pasta for the Lady
Pasta shells stuffed with freshly made pink fennel and cashew nut cream with garlic and hand-seared yellow pepper served on a uniquely made pizzaiola sauce (cooked for three hours) dressed with roasted butternut squash, wild mushrooms, thyme florets, parsley on a bed of spinach. Freshly picked Viola edible flowers.
Complemented with a side dish of aubergine and freshly picked Shiso.
And finally without dietary variations Panna cotta for both the lady and gentleman to enjoy.
Memorable dining experiences, meeting individual dietary requirements without compromise.
One menu, two people, five dietary changes.
Visual menus for all dinner bed and breakfast dining experiences are available here
Orkney Firms Step in to Prevent Visitors' Disappointment
A charming couple had flown half-way around the world to Orkney, only to find their holiday plans blighted by a technology mishap that left them without the facility of their planned car hire.
Our thanks to Stan Groundwater of Pure Orkney for giving up his planned day off at extremely short notice and for instantly creating a memorable tour for them.
Our thanks also to Alex at Causeway cars for the contribution of his efficient service.
Naturally we did everything possible to compensate for the disappointment including this special four course breakfast.
First Course: Balanced Nutrition - Vitamins
Deep bowls of selected and carefully prepared fresh fruit.
Second Course: Balanced Nutrition - Fibre and Roughage
Missing Bell award-winning gourmet porridge, with cinnamon imported from Indonesia, Guatemalan honey, and freshly made sugar-free apricot and shiso compote.
Third Course: Balanced Nutrition - Vitamins and Protein Combination
Tomatoes, cucumber, salad leaves, fresh eggs, avocado, Parma ham and broccoli. Missing Bell dressing of virgin oil, coconut milk, black pepper and fresh French tarragon.
Fourth Course: Balanced Nutrition - Protein
Orkney beef minute steak, finely chopped garlic, shallots, black pepper Provençal herbs, freshly picked Marseille basil and burgundy to create Provençal beef on a bed of spinach leaves. Oven roasted tomatoes in virgin oil. Mushrooms in marjoram and burgundy. Accompanied by French wholegrain mustard with cranberry and pickled walnuts. Garnished with fresh asparagus.
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