I managed to miss Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight in September. Probably too busy serving it to guests, and eating it on birthdays! So I though I could showcase just some of our lovely local foods here.
First of all, the things we serve at breakfast time. Our eggs and meat products are all from local farms.
Eggs come from Balvicar Farm, the Wee Pig Company (yes I know pigs don’t lay eggs) or Taste of Argyll where Katherine sells eggs from her own hens and those of other small producers.
Sausages and bacon come from the WeePig and Taste of Argyll and also our very near neighbours at Auchnasaul. If you’ve been served beef sausages they’ve come from there. My home cured bacon was made using pork from the Wee Pig Company.
When we’re not in lockdown we have a good choice of food at our local pubs, the Tigh an Truish which is almost next door, or the Oyster Bar at Ellenabeich. And both have adapted amazingly to the changing conditions over the past few months and are currently offering takeaway options outside the restricted opening hours.
Peas on sourdough, and plaice and chips at the Tigh an Truish.
Did you see the sourdough? That’s made by Holly at Solace Bakery. I think I’ve written elsewhere about the pizzas which did so much to cheer up our lockdown. Well since then the range has been expanded to include delicious breads, pastries, and cakes. Including the cake I was treated to for my birthday.
And it’s not just food, the coffee we serve (and drink ourselves) is roasted here on the island by Hinba Coffee. You can also enjoy it at their shop in Oban.
The Atlantic Islands Centre on Luing also serves up great food but at the moment is running a local take away service only.
We’ve enjoyed two delicious meals recently from Etive restaurant in Oban, via their Etive at home scheme.
And some of our guests tucked into a delicious platter from Drew at The Fisherman’s Kitchen
So I think you’ll agree that we have some of the very best of Scotland’s Food and Drink right here on our doorstep.
Featured image courtesy of Giulia Giannetti
Fisherman’s Kitchen picture courtesy of The Fisherman’s Kitchen