5 Years and Counting

This weekend has been action packed celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary.  How time flies!  Following tradition, and with it  being 5 years I sourced a beautiful handmade beer bottle holder, complete with opener on Etsy by a company called knot just boxes.  Stocked with his favourite local brewed Brewdog he was absolutely delighted!

The hubby bought my stunning new earrings and treated me to a gorgeous meal out to Native by Nick Nairn in Aberdeen.  Booking a table was not an experience I would like to repeat, but after 15 minutes and the gentleman phoning me back we finally got there!

To be honest its quite difficult in Aberdeen to find somewhere serving local Scottish produce, but Native ticks all the boxes.  The menu has a lovely selection of locally sourced ingrediants.  I finally settled on traditional Haggis, Neeps and tatties topped with crispy parsley.  This arrived beautifully presented but the whisky sauce container was so hot I couldn’t lift it.  The hubby had slow braised roast pork belly, hand dived Orkney scallop with crispy black pudding and apple sauce-pork crackling.  I was jealous when I saw how tasty it looked!

Then for the main course I definitely had the best choice 🙂  Peppered, dry aged Inverurie beef strips with hand cut chips, fine beans and shallots accompanied with whisky and wild mushroom gravy.  Brian opted for his favourite ‘Fish and chips’.  The haddock fresh from Peterhead with generous proportion of hand cut chips, home made tartare sauce and lemon.

We didn’t have space for pudding (hoping I will next time!)  I did however manage a cheeky French Martini from the bar.  Needless to say the diet was out of the window this weekend but today we had a nice long walk so hopefully that worked off some of the food consumed 🙂

Gilly x

Review: Eclectic Fizz Champagne Bar, Aberdeen

Last night we decided to visit the recently opened ChampaWP_20150117_21_22_53_Progne Bar – Eclectic Fizz.  Wow is my first impression!  Aberdeen has severely lacked this style of venue.

Upon entering we were greeted at the bar with the Champagne menu.  Offering over 30 champagnes from non-vintage to the more extravagant bottles.  We settled on a bottle of the Lanson White Label, priced at a reasonable £55.  The bottle was served beautifully chilled including a selection of fruit.

The drinks menu also includes premium wines and extensive cocktail menu – all very appealing!

WP_20150117_21_18_57_ProThe setting of Eclectic Fizz is very modern over two floors with plentiful seating areas giving the bar a very open and relaxed setting allowing you to enjoy your bubbles and company.

Eclectic Fizz also offer a food menu, which I will most definitely be back to try.

SWP_20150117_21_18_22_Prouch a welcome addition to Aberdeen I wish the owners every success and I look forward to making Eclectic Fizz a regular visit when out in Aberdeen.

Eclectic Fizz is located at 150 Union Street, Aberdeen. AB10 1QX.

Visit their website here