had the best degustation dinner for a while at three chimneys.
this my 31st anniversary celebration with wife on 12.6.2017. ^^
well, the skye land & sea menu looked amazing (& such an imaginative name!). lol!^^
three chimneys was one of only 2 one michelin star restaurants in isle of skye in 2014.
however, they lost the star in 2017 when chef director michael smith left followed by an exodus of staff.
now helmed by 31-yr young new chef scott davis & his new team, they are trying hard to win back the michelin star.
i think they got a “michelin plate” in 2017. this a new category introduced in 2016. not yet a michelin star.
the raw langoustine was delightful, very sweet.
the rabbit was flavourful. the cooked langoustine too.
the dunvegan crab was very sweet. lovely! great stuff…
but i must say our impression was that the “tian of crab” dish at lime tree fort williams was even more tasty.
the roasted scallop was very good.
though we had many great scallop preparations in many restaurants, most recently at the restaurant at duisdale. couldn’t really say this was better…
wow…this dish beautifully crafted & plated!
nice oyster fritter…sweet fish, curing was light…not sure about the miso flavours, a bit on salty side..
nice sides of peas, seaweed.
the braised soy lamb ravioli, with the condiments & sides, very good too..
a great pasta dish, before the meats.
wife doesn’t take lamb, so restaurant replaced by pigeon, one of their menu dishes.
an excellent preparation, texture, taste, plating, quite perfect.
the second main was a beef.
very good though, with the sides of good onion ring and pressed potatoes.
wife & i not very dessert people.
the pressed apple was really quite good, the the different textures…
the rhubarb was less exciting for us…
the dinner degustation was £90. every dish was excellent, we enjoyed every bit of the dinner.
they have not yet regained their one michelin star. by definition, it is “worth a stop” for one start & “worth a detour” for 2 stars.
so going by michelin’s definition, this dinner was 2 michelin star for me la…we drove like 50mins just for this dinner! that’s quite a “detour” right?