Sometimes in life an occasion has to be marked by a celebration. Sometimes these occasions come round only once, sometimes they are repeated every year. The Librarian and I were getting ready to celebrate a 'once in a lifetime' event, and we scoured the offers on 5pm to find one that would fit. To our delight we found that the second city's finest seafood restaurant was offering a deal based on their a la carte menu. Our booking secured and the day having dawned we rolled up at the door of Gamba. We were shown to our table and began to ponder the menu. Our free bottle of wine was served, along with a jug of water. The Librarian would start with salmon tartare and then enjoy seared yellowfish tuna. (we did check that the tuna had been sustainably caught). I would overture my main of Isle of Ghia Halibut with tuna sashimi; I really like to eat fresh fish raw. The food was excellent, although my wife did muse whimsically that the day might yet return when fish and a salad would be served on a plate rather than a bowl; the business of raising a knife and fork, elbows akimbo, to manage tuna steaks and salad from bowl to bouche is a bit of a pantomime. Our starters and mains behind us we focused on dessert; there was a special based on strawberries and ice cream, and it did very well for us both.
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Andrew MacLean - 29/07/2010