A deliciously successful Gourmet Evening was held at Loch Melfort Hotel on 14 November – with a 7 course menu prepared by head chef Colin MacDonald and wines matched by Mike Cottam of Inverarity Wines. With over 30 people attending it was not only informative but fun too.
Colin surpassed himself with a delightful menu of locally sourced ingredients where possible, including Argyll venison shot on the Isle of Seil and scallops landed off Tarbert. Among the dishes on the menu were Ham Hough, Wild Mushroom and Confit Chicken Terrine, Grilled Sea Bass Fillet, Spring Onion Risotto, Sweet and Sour Pepper Sauce, and Pan Fried Argyll Venison Loin Braised Red cabbage, Juniper Jus.
Mike was entertaining and informative and his wine choices were super matches for the dishes. So many guests enjoyed the experience that Mike was rebooked straight away for the next evening to be held here on Saturday 6 March 2010!