Not many people will be heart-broken to see the end of January.
Give the month a cheery wave goodbye and pucker up for the arrival of spring with today’s Big Deal on an elegant, four course, champagne lunch at the classic One Devonshire Gardens – available Monday to Friday.
Glasgow’s most famous hotel has long been synonymous with stylish good taste and, while the staff are far too discreet to mention any names, the West End hotel has played host to stars such as George Clooney, Simon Cowell and Kylie, a woman who needs no second name.
Darin Campbell, head chef at One Devonshire Gardens, has the sort of glittering CV which many chefs would give their right arm for.
Together with his brigade, Chef Campbell’s kitchen produces fantastic food that shows Scotland’s larder at its best.
Fresh, seasonal and locally sourced are the keywords for Chef Campbell’s cooking.
Along with a glass of chilled Lombard HdV Cuvée Brut Champagne, you and your guest will enjoy a four course lunch from the 5pm menu at One Devonshire Gardens.
Specific dishes will depend on the best ingredients available that day but typical starters might be the ham hock and lentil terrine with pickled vegetables or the mushroom tortellini with a cep reduction.
Mouth-watering main courses might feature lamb’s liver served with creamed polenta, bacon and sage butter or a risotto of fresh herbs and Roquefort blue cheese.
Desserts such as the cocoa nib cake and marmalade ice cream or the pineapple carpaccio with pink peppercorns and coconut sorbet are magnificent.
The 4th course will come in the form of either an intermediate or pre dessert.
With most New Year resolutions but a dim memory, this Big Deal would be a great way to treat yourself and a friend to a lovely lunch. It would also be ideal for a business meeting.
Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens is a firm favourite with users of 5pm Restaurants. Over 400 of you have given it a tremendous combined rating of 4.5/5. This is what one recent diner had to say:
‘Du Vin – divine. Food and service were both superb, all courses absolutely divine, fine dining at its best.’ Rating 4.8/5