Last week I was in a room with 9 other people while blindfolded. Now, don’t confuse this with Dating In The Dark… we were at Living Room Glasgow for the ultimate challenge, the battle of the Food Bloggers. Who could guess the most amount of flavours & ingredients in a bid to win a Trophy and be crowned THE best.
We all sat down in the dining area where we were met with a 4 page booklet full of questions about each dish & cocktail we were about to sample from their new menu. As soon as I read the questions, I instantly muttered “Oh Crap!”. It’s hard to figure out the flavours of a dish while you can see it, let alone while blindfolded!.
We had to figure out the answers to questions such as “What spices were used in the Moroccan Lamb?”, “What is in the Burger?”, “What type of fish are you eating?” & “What type of alcohol is in this Cocktail?”. No easy task that’s for sure!
I’ve been in Living Room Glasgow a few times for drinks & it’s one of my favourite city centre locations for Cocktails but I have to admit, I’ve never tried the food before so this event was a perfect introduction.
The food did not disappoint at all! I tried various dishes that generally, I would never normally order such as Black Forest Smoked Ham & Fig, Butternut Squash, DolcelattÃ©, Walnut and Honey Tart, Grilled Sea Bass in a Thai Broth and Duck Breast with Szechuan Pepper and Plum Chutney. But, from the spoonful portions of the dishes we tasted, I was very impressed! I didn’t dislike a thing… even the Sea Bass & that’s coming from someone who stays clear of fish the majority of the time.
My favourite dishes of the evening were hands down the Moroccan Spiced Lamb with Apricots, Dates and Almonds, served with Giant Cous Cous, Pork & Chorizo Burger with a Smoked Paprika Aioli on a Brioche Bun with Chips, Homemade Glamorgan Sausages with Sage & Onion Soubise with Braised Lentils & Mash and last but certainly not least; the Coconut & Passionfruit CrÃ¨me BrÃ»lÃ©e.