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Baba Restaurant – Edinburgh

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to be invited by the lovely Kylie from Edinburgh Gossip Girls to try a new restaurant in George St.

Baba restaurant opened the 15th of November and the magnificent food they offer is inspired by the flavours of the Eastern Mediterranean cuisine.

Can I first start by saying that when it comes to food I’m extremely picky… I like fresh, simple flavours and I’ve never been really keen of spices, etc . This restaurant opened my eyes and I can honestly say I experience one of the best meals I’ve ever had.

At our arrival we were welcomed by one of the owners who offered us a lovely cocktail at the bar area. The decor is gorgeous, I loved the dark, warm colour and the quirky bar decor.

We then got sat at the table and were presented with a cocktail menu to die for. The choice of peculiar drinks was amazing; check out the ingredients!

I opted for a non alcoholic drink (I know right!) and it just blew me away.

We then went into the food and not knowing the dishes, I wasn’t sure what to order so they just brought us basically everything they had on the menu!

We had a full selection of incredibly tasty tapas. One tasted completely different than the other, unique flavours and presentations, I cannot even tell you which one I preferred as they all were delicious!

These haggis and harissa kibbeh were amazing!

We then tried cauliflower fritters with zhug (Yemenite Hot Sauce With Cilantro and Parsley) and creme fraiche

More dips to eat with freshly grilled pitta bread

I’m usually not keen on lamb but this one was so good.

Followed by squid, merguez sausage and salmorejo, so tender!

And chuck eye steak, so tasty!

More amazing cocktails…

Although I was incredibly full , I couldn’t say no to dessert and it was so worth it!

Light and delicious.

Honestly you must book a table at this new restaurant. Their cuisine is SO unique. Not only the food tasted incredible but the presentation was just spot on.  Trust me, you will be surprised at the amazing flavours you will experience.

My night out at the Skerriers Restaurant – Edinburgh

Photo – Kevin McGarry

I often say that I love spending my evenings at home, watching a movie, checking my social media accounts BUT as soon as I get invited to an event I just jump out of my comfy clothes and I’m quickly ready to party!

And this happened few weeks ago when I was invited to the a gastro night at the Dunstane Boutique Hotel which was celebrating the arrival of a newly appointed Chef Paul Hood, son of Scotland’s first Michelin Star Chef. My husband was too tired to come with me so I called a friend of ours and we went along to the lovely soiree.

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We had the chance to taste quality Orcadian food presented in such a sophisticated way.

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And had a lovely chat with Chef Paul Hood who is incredibly talented and a very funny guy too

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And we had more canapes accompanied by Orcadian beer

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Paul wish was to create traditional Orcadian dishes with a twist. And I think he was spot on because he created a new unique menu which includes decadent dishes like Orkney Crab, Gressingham Duck and Sea Bass and this succulent Roast Loin of Highland Wild Venison

Edinburgh’s Skerries Restaurant for a special Orcadian Gastro NightPhoto – Kevin McGarry

I had the pleasure to meet the talented photographer Kevin McGarry

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Here I am having a good time with Paul Hood and Masterchef winner Jamie Scott

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Thank you Posh Agency for inviting me to celebrate Skerriers new Chef and have the pleasure to enjoy great food and meet charming new people.

Will definitely need to “drag” my husband to taste Orcadian dishes soon!