Friday, 23 June 2017

Glasgow Living Part 19 – Blogger Event at Black Dove, Glasgow

Readers, apologies for the silence of recent.  May was incredibly busy and I was locked away (not literally) in the kitchen, prepping a wedding cake for friends.  The output was successful, but I’ll talk more about that separately in an upcoming post.

Last week I was delighted to be invited to the blogger event at Black Dove in Shawlands, to celebrate the launch of the new menu. For those of you who haven’t been yet, Black Dove does amazing small plate food for £5 a plate at lunch and £6 in the evening.  We were all invited along to try out some signature dishes, old favourites and newbies.  Black Dove are also famed for their delicious cocktail menu.
black dove new menu

It was lovely to get a squad of us together and I really enjoyed meeting some new faces at our table.  It ended up being a really sociable night – probably helped by the sharing plates we were given.

First out was a pork belly scotch egg served with chorizo jam and an apple salad.  It was delicious and although I’m not a big fan of eggs, I made sure to try it out!
scotch eggs black dove glasgow

In between courses, we tried a number of cocktails on the menu – if you are thinking of going, I’d highly recommend sampling the cocktails – Black Dove has a cracking mixologist behind the bar.

Another highlight for me was the ox cheek steak pie, sandwiched between buttery sheets of filo pastry.  The ox cheek was so tender, having been slow cooked for the dish.

A shout also needs to go to the slow cooked beef rending with crisp roti, kimchi and a yoghurt dressing.
lamb rump black dove glasgow
Lamp Rump (gluten free as well!)
However, the ultimate enjoyable experience were the dessert selections from the a la carte menu.  If you’re going for dinner, please, please keep room – even if you only sample one.  We tried a pineapple and raspberry layered dessert, a deconstructed cheesecake with homemade honeycomb and a chocolate pudding that melted in the middle, as soon as the spoon went in.   It’s hard to pick a favourite, but the deconstructed cheesecake probably just made first place!
dessert at black dove glasgow

dessert at black dove glasgow

You’ll find Black Dove on Kilmarnock Road in Shawlands – perfect for after work dining with a loved one, or for a small group celebratory dinner at the weekend.

For more info, visit their social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Disclaimer: I was invited along to the event to sample the new menu.  Any opinions expressed are my own.

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