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We were invited to Amber Restaurant to try the Taste of Scotland menu, a tasting menu of three starters, three main courses and a pudding, allowing us to sample a good variety of the dishes available.
The popular format also includes a dram of Scotch whisky paired with dessert, a challenge to my palate but one I was game to try.
The starter was a combination of succulent slow cooked pork belly and a rich terrine of hot smoked, smoked and fillet salmon, which contrasted beautifully with the tangy Gruth Dhu cheese and onion chutney.
Hats off to the chef for his timing in presenting beautifully tender pink lamb on the same plate as delicately cooked corn-fed chicken with a subtle haggis stuffing. This was accompanied by cullen skink, of which I’m not a huge fan so unfortunately I won’t sing its praises. My dining partner would beg to differ!
The meal was rounded of with an intensely flavoured, zingy raspberry parfait accompanied by a dram of triple distilled Auchentoshan 12 year old whisky, which I have to confess I rather enjoyed even if whisky can be a tad on the fiery side for my taste.
The service in the restaurant was prompt without being rushed, our waiter was courteous and we’d definitely recommend one of their Tattoo packages, details of which can be found at: Edinburgh Tattoo Dinner
Details of the various menus available can be found at: Amber Restaurant Edinburgh
The Scotch Whisky Experience
The Royal Mile
+44 (0)131 220 0441
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