Sunday, March 01, 2009

Stuffed Again

Saturday morning Jo and I got up nice and early and headed out the door with a spring in our step.  As usual on a Saturday morning we met up with a couple of friends to walk another section of Tiree's coastline.  We started out at Crossapol, walking to Scarinish by way of the beach as far as we could before taking to the busy road (it was boat-time) for the final stretch.

I told you yesterday that we usually head down to Farmhouse Cafe for our post-walk snack.  As we'd been there the previous night, however, we decided to check out the recently re-opened Cobbled Cow at the Rural Centre.  The Cow was recently taken over by Elaine Williams, owner of the very popular restaurant The Elephant's End , situated over at Gott Bay. 

We were impressed by the new menu.  Nothing outlandish or too fancy here.  Good grub and value for money.  We both decided to have our lunch there and then and ordered burger and chips.  Not just chips; hand cut by the chef, Elaine.

We drank our beverages and read our newspapers while we waited for the food to arrive.  And when it did, my, our eyes widened and our jaws dropped.  What a mountain of food.  Not one burger on the plate but two! More than this, they were Tiree produced Nan Burgers from the MacLean butcher shop in Scarinish.  And those hand cut chips?  Jo took one look at them and said "just like my Daddy used to make them".  High praise indeed!

The meal was great.  It was so great that we didn't have another meal for the rest of the day.  I'm writing this on Sunday morning and I'm still not hungry! - and that's what 'good grub' is all about.

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