Food can be a little like books. Sometimes you want a short and gripping thriller. At other times, you want to get your teeth into War and Peace.
Today’s Big Deal with Perth’s 63 Tay Street offers a similar choice: enjoy the familiar thrill of a fine rib-eye steak lunch or settle in for the evening and tuck into a six course tasting menu.
Led by the locally-born Graeme Pallister, a Masterchef of Great Britain, 63 Tay Street has earned numerous awards and accolades since opening in 2007.
Two AA Rosettes; an Eat Scotland Gold Award and a Scottish Restaurant Award for Customer Service are just some of them.
Most recently, Chef Pallister was named the Scottish Chef of the Year 2013 at the CIS Excellence Awards.
All of the plaudits are a result of Chef Pallister’s guiding principles that food should be local, honest and simple.
With today’s Big Deal, available as two options, you can experience just how his vision of local, honest and simple tastes on the plate.
Rib-eye steak lunch
Available noon-1.30pm, Thursday to Saturday, the lunch offer is for two people to each have a succulent rib-eye steak main course, cooked to order.
A chilled glass of house Champagne will help you savour the top quality steak.
Tasting Menu dinner
Option 2, also for two people, is for Chef Pallister’s signature tasting menu.
A set, six course menu designed to demonstrate the kitchen’s many skills, this gastronomic feast changes with the seasons. Here is a typical sample menu:
Pressed, soy braised pork with salad teriyaki and apple ginger purée
Smoked haddock tartare with bacon and cockle dressing
Guinea fowl chasseur with spring vegetables, spiced Ratte potatoes and smoked sausage
Selection of Scottish cheeses with grapes, quince and handmade oatcakes
Grown-up hot chocolate with a vanilla sugar doughnut and chocolate ice cream
Bookings for the tasting menu dinner can be made 6.30pm-8.30pm, Tuesday to Friday.
We ran a very similar deal to this one earlier this year and people who bought the deal told us that it offered great value at a top quality restaurant.
This enthusiastic and recent review, left by a 5pm Dining customer on 63 Tay Street’s 5pm entry, is in the same vein:
‘Amazing food, great staff. Will definitely be back!
If you fancy a rib-eye steak lunch with Champagne or a six course gastronomic extravaganza from the Scottish Chef of the Year then snap up today’s Big Deal with 63 Tay Street.