Scotland Roadtripping

Despite the regular scheduled posts I have been on holiday and swapped keypad tapping for roadtripping around Scotland. From Perthshire to the west coast across to the Misty Isle and home via Loch Ness. With dramatic scenery to match Canada, Scotland attracts all those active fleece wearers, however I did not partake in heavily weathering up my converse any further but did enjoy calorific full breakfast fuel and the loch side resting.

Dangerously famed for fish n chip suppers and hearty fried breakfasts but also for some of the finest seafood in the land I felt it was only fair to sample all of the above in excess. There is a sparsity in outfits as I lived in comfy loungewear, a lot of elasticated joggers, in muted snake print and bleached denim or navy chinos with a slouchy marled t-shirt mix up and the trusty leather biker.

1 out 3 fish and chips I sampled - Mhor Fish tops them all
1 out of 4 occasions I slurped oysters - incredible at all locations
First leg was to a far flung corner of the Trossachs National Park to Monachyle Mhor Hotel, the centre piece of the mini franchise of chef cum farmer Tom Lewis. Made up of a collection of postcard perfect miniature farm building conversions decked out in moody stone and bark hues, with vibrant tartans and an envious highland horn collection, all resting on glens flecked with sheep and overlooking the placcid Loch Voil. 

Just some of the interior highlights in the very cosy snug.
Best of all: Black Betty!

Morning, noon and night Lewis serves up food dear to his heart and heritage, sourced either from his back garden or the wider local fields and farms, resulting in fresh and satisfying meals all dished up with a generous helping of the glen side view. A little further down the road is his quaint teahouse and a little more afield in Callander lies the Mhor bakery and chipper, all serving up some of the best food of the holiday bar the green hut which comes a wee hit later. 

Since breakfast is THE most important meal of the day Lewis likes to serve up 3 courses of it!
First up are freshly baked scones with marmalade or on Easter Sunday a hot cross bun the size of a party balloon!
Followed by homemade compotes like cardamon spiced fig, then...
A choice of the Main Deals:
Smoked salmon and scramblers - Classic and the best I have had to date.
Super creamy eggs and smouldering salmon

Number 1 out of 4 Fried Scottish Breakfasts:
Duck Egg, Haggis and the usual suspects. All perfection
Three courses to kick start the day calls for a light 9 mile walk to build the hunger for another multiple coursed meal...

1 comment:

  1. Just beautiful! looking forward to hearing all about it and comparing foody notes! X