On our return to from our honeymoon to Glasgow, it was the Easter holiday weekend, and we decided to end the weekend on a high not by dining out. We decided to visit one of our old favourites, the Ubiquitous Chip, as it had been a while since we had been due to the expense of our wedding.
Once seated and settled, we were presented with the traditional amuse bouche. Today it was a garden pea veloute, which had a smooth and rich pea flavour. As always this little appetiser never disappoints.
Afterwards came the bread selection. This was new to us as we were used to receiving wholemeal and white breads. Instead came the traditional bread with bread sticks and other assorted goodies. I have to be honest and say I preferred the old selection.
I must apologise for not being able to describe my starter properly, as time has passed us by since this meal and we were taken aback by an unexpected change to the menu. The deep fried balls contained goats cheese and were excellent in flavour, the cheese not being overpowering at all.
Anna had the roast fennel and star anise soup. This seemed to be ok but the liquorice flavour to the soup was not to Anna's taste.
We both ordered the the pork belly accompanied with red cabbage. The portion of pork belly was excellent and the flavour great, with just the right amount of fat to keep it moist and tasty.
We ordered a side of roast potatoes to accompany our meal and these were of the highest quality, roasted just right, and nice and tender inside.
Anna had the mocha mousse for dessert accompanied by some madelaines. This got the seal of approval, not being too rich and light enough to ensure an empty glass shortly after.
As there was nothing suitable on the pre-theatre menu I was allowed to order a dessert from the a la carte. I ordered the lemon and clementine parfait with lime sorbet and lemon sherbet. This dessert was excellent, the parfait was sublime (I order the parfait any time I see it on the pre-theatre/Sunday lunch menu) and the lime sorbet tangy and refreshing. The lemon sherbet gave the dessert the extra kick needed to finish the night off on a high note!
Another very good meal at Ubiquitous Chip. However we have had better meals in the past and we look forward to returning later in the year.