The evening started with a delicious taster platter of meats and cheeses, followed by a quick intro to the team who keep the Glasgow branch running smoothly. Restaurant manager Ed explained how their menu is put together (Jamie himself approves every item on there!) and talked a bit about the work that goes into each dish, from the fresh pasta hand made every morning to the local produce used where possible. That days beef was from Ayrshire, my home county and a mere hour down the road. Even the kiddies get the special treatment at Jamie's, with all the mains on their menu being organic and nutritiously balanced. I liked that it was easy to tell how fresh everything was when I ate there before, and now I know why!
When those tasty main courses were done, a simple dessert of brownies with strawberry and meringue pieces was a welcome end to the meal. Then it was cocktail time.
I settled for taking pictures and sampling everyone else's creations, including finally tasting a Long Island Iced Tea. The verdict? Powerful stuff that definitely confirmed my status as an occasional drinker. Luckily I quit while I was ahead and downed more of the refreshing fruit infused water before making my way over the road for the train home. I'd call that an excellent end to the night.