|The 50th birthday celebrations continue at The Witchery by the Castle|
|Edinburgh Castle at dusk: as you can see, my poor |
Blackberry camera was struggling with the lack of light!
|Looking down the dark alleyway that leads to The Witchery|
In all honesty, we had both found the prospect of dining at a restaurant so far beyond our normal means slightly daunting – indeed, we almost felt like imposters when we confessed at the outset that we would be paying with a voucher! However, we needn’t have worried one whit, as our dedicated waitress for the evening and indeed every member of staff with whom we came into contact were disarmingly agreeable. I can’t quite put my finger on how they achieved the perfect balance of hospitality, but they were friendly without being over-familiar, professional without being stilted, and helpful without being pushy. In short, their service was flawless – as, it rapidly transpired, was the food they served.
|Pigeon breast with pancetta and peas|
|Phantassie Farm vegetable terrine|
|Fillet of beef 'meats' with HG's approval|
|The venison vanished quickly!|
It has to be said that the above fuzzy photo in no way does justice to the enticing presentation of this eclectic desert selection. Unfortunately, my trusty Blackberry was failing miserably to cope with the dim lighting in The Witchery, so I rashly asked HunterGatherer to take a photo of his impressive platter of puds. What can I say? Apart from "never send a man to do a woman's job i.e. photograph puddings."
So desperate was my dining companion to dive into his tantalising assortment of delectable desserts that he rushed the shot and blurred what was (in my eyes) the most important photo of the night. Still, at least he didn't make toooo bad a job of the photo of my pudding (and me!), plus he let me sample every single one of the opulent offerings on his plate, so I'll forgive him for his lack of photographic prowess – this time...
|Before leaving, Yours Truly was presented with this trio of Witchery Chocolate|
bars. Apparently, being teetotal , I'd not quite used up the whole gift voucher...
|...which meant that I could still enjoy my Witchery experience|
long after the actual evening was over!