Friday, 12 August 2011

Over the Rainbow: Red Skye

Updating made me realised that I hadn't told you about my favourite place to eat on Skye. Surprisingly we didn't make it to the Three Chimneys, despite being poised to go. We went to Red Skye twice instead. As I say all too frequently, I'm not really in the practice of reviewing, I'm kind of old fashioned in the thought that you either cook or eat out, and it's rare for me that I mix the two. I have more to say about things I've made, I can find my 'voice' as it were more easily when I'm writing what was in my head whilst pottering around in bare feet and my Cath Kidston pinny in the kitchen.

Sometimes I do break that rule, and this is one of those occaisions. Red Skye was Mark's choice, as he had spotted it on our way to the cottage. It's an old school building and has a really laid back feel to it. I love it when somewhere has amazing food but doesn't make you feel like you should be grateful for that, you are paying after all! Homemade bread, with butter, or olive oil and balsamic was our starter (as I'm sure you've guessed by now I'm much more of a pudding girl).

Mark is more of a meat fan, and so he went for the Oven-Roast Chicken which had a rosemary jus, whilst I was all about the fish, and had an amazing halibut fillet on top of a prawn and pea risotto. Pudding for Mark was the most amazing sticky toffee pudding, and I had a raspberry cranachan pudding. Lovely.

The second time we ordered from the early evening menu which was bargainous as well as tasty, and Lauren our waitress remembered us - we weren't the only return visitors, as I recognised at least one other couple from our first visit. Mark had a beautiful burger with the most amazing hand cut chips, and I went for fish pie. This time I had the sticky toffee pudding which was still gorgeous.

I would definitely recommend Red Skye if you're on the island. Quietly beautiful and understated, definitely my favourite place we discovered.

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