Sundays are always a family time in my family and I cannot hide that these moments are the most cherished by me. The whole family gathering together at the same table chatting and laughing about funny events from the past week are the highlights of my weekend. Sunday meals always taste better when eaten together with the people we love and respect most. Everyone is so busy these days and sometimes it’s difficult to find the time for yourself and especially for your family.
The Sunday roast is a British institution – traditionally consisting of roasted meat, roast potatoes, and accompaniments such as fluffy Yorkshire puddings, stuffing, roasted vegetables and gravy. It’s a time to gather family and friends and enjoy a feast for all.
We were recently asked to review the new Sunday Roast offering at Blythshwood Square Hotel in Glasgow and having previously visited the hotel on a few occasions, we were very excited. Blythswood Square hotel is a stunning hotel. Overlooking peaceful gardens in the city centre, Blythswood Square Hotel is regarded as one of the city’s most luxurious hotels, combining classic architecture with contemporary design. Not only does it have 100 stunning guest rooms but it also houses an amazing spa, restaurant, bars and private event areas, a true 5-star proposition.
Sunday Roast to share? I was immediately sold on the idea. Joined by fellow food bloggers, we were welcomed with a glass of fizz and sat down at the main table in the restaurant.
Quick look at the menu: succulent chicken, stuffed with mushroom and thyme, Yorkshire puddings, duck fat roast potatoes, root veggies, broccoli, Kintyre cheddar cauliflower cheese served with gravy and/or garlic and parsley sauce.
We did not wait long until a big tray with 2 giant organic chickens arrived at our table accompanied by roasted veggies, sauces and delicious cauliflower cheese.
I was amazed by the size of the chicken, but I wanted to know how they got it so succulent??? My roasted chicken almost always ends up being a little bit dry.
2 generous pieces of that delicious looking chicken landed on my plate and I still had a large dish of veggies topped with Yorkshire puddings to choose from.
I like the idea of creating your own plate, you choose what you want to eat and in what quantities. I ended up overdosing on cauliflower cheese, but I cannot lie, it was so good, I could not help myself. The duck fat roasted potatoes were crispy on the outside and so fluffy on the inside and the carrots, coated in butter, were sweet and crispy.
Everyone loves a big pillowy Yorkshire pud and they are an essential accompaniment to a great Sunday roast! Tese light fluffy, golden pockets were absolutely nothing like you’ve ever tasted before!
I was starting to feel a bit full, but we still had a pudding to come! I’ve never had Baked Alaska before and when I saw the beautiful masterpiece of a dessert arriving at the table, I was desperate to taste it. Baked Alaska was very popular in the 70’s and 80’s and is now slowly coming back into fashion. The dessert certainly impressed all the guests. A delicious combination of sponge cake topped with raspberry jam and creamy Arran Dairies vanilla ice cream, encased in fluffy Italian meringue and finished with the help of the chef’s blowtorch to a crispy chewy finish. Pure indulgence!
Sunday Roast at The Blythswood Square Hotel is available between 12 noon and 4pm every Sunday from June 4th. Priced at £100 for a sharing menu for four people works out at just £25 each, which I think is pretty good value. There will be some seasonal changes to the meat served, as well as new classic desserts being introduced each Sunday.
Sunday Roast at Blythshwood Square Hotel involves creating the home dining experience in a restaurant environment. Fluffy yorkies, sweet vegetables and home-made pan gravy are the accompaniments to your own Roasted Chicken carved at your table. So, if you fancy a family meal without the hassle of cooking and cleaning, why not book a table for yourself and your loved ones at The Blythswood Square Hotel?