A first for the Isle of Tiree – a food festival with a combination of fine dining and a relaxed BBQ event.
Mike Knowles, a private chef from Argyll Exclusive in partnership with Tiree Crab Company have collaborated to provide this new annual event to be held around the same week every year.
The fine dining evening event was an amazing tasting menu with a seven-course setting of locally-sourced fresh ingredients from carefully chosen starters of shellfish and fish, followed by venison and delicious desserts. There was also the option of an extensive vegetarian menu.
The menu highlighted real food prepared with wonderful skill in an open kitchen for all to see by a chef who clearly wanted to deliver the best fine dining experience:
Here is a selection from the tasting menu: –
Wild garlic twice baked soufflé, warm pickled baby vegetable and foraged herb salad (from vegetarian menu)
Argyll-landed langoustine tortellini served with a shellfish bisque sauce and freshly pickled island sea herbs
Escabeche of Argyll sea trout, warm sweet and sour marinated fillet of sea trout, slow baked fennel, saffron potatoes, fresh basil and Scottish chorizo.
Duo of Argyll venison, braised shank of pan roast loin of wild venison, creamed Tiree Tatties, hand-picked Argyll wild mushrooms, organic beetroot served with a juniper jus.
Mini Royal cranachan, fresh raspberries, oats, cream and wild flower honey served with a pipette of island single malt
Single origin dark chocolate tart, warm caramel sauce, island milk ice cream, edible flowers and edible gold leaf.
For further information and dates for the next Food Fest check out Tiree Food Fest on facebook or www.argyll-exclusive.co.uk