When I walk into Cafe Gandolfi every morning at eight o'clock, with the sun slanting through the big windows, the place is coming alive. Deliveries are arriving: bread, groceries, the fishmonger's van - and everyone is slipping easily into their routine, anticipating the first customer of the day.
Sake Dinner @Gandolfi Fish
Wednesday 24th August 2016
We are honoured to be joined by sake sommelier and Museum of Sake founder, Natsuki Kikuya, who was awarded the IWC Sake Communicator Award in 2011 for her work spreading the word and delights of sake. Natsuki’s family have been brewing sake since 1630 so it comes as no surprise that her expertise is second to none when it comes to this Japanese libation. Natsuki has been working to raise the profile of sake and has teamed with head chef, Jamie MacDonald to showcase just how versatile this drink can really be. By correcting common misconceptions, enthusing people about sake and coming up with new and exciting ways to pair food with this Japanese rice wine, Natsuki hopes to create new channels of appreciation for this historic and cultural beverage. This evening promises to tantalise your tastebuds with the innovative pairings of the best of Scottish produce to sake.
Skye Lobster, Crab and Saffron Risotto Balls
with basil mayonnaise
served with a glass of Junmai Daiginjo
Seaweed Cured Gigha Halibut
with crisp potatoes and cucumber chutney
served with a glass of Junmai Ginjo
Scrabster Monkfish Wrapped in Pancetta
with sautéed Scottish girolles
served with a glass of Kimoto Junmai
Summer Berry and Frangipane Tart
with clotted cream
served with a glass of Kishinamien Umeshu Plum Sake
Real Folk, Real Food
Gandolfi is thrilled to be a part of the upcoming Let's Eat Glasgow, a celebration of food with conscience.
Join us at SWG3 in Finnieston on the weekend of 3rd and 4th September 2016. Last year sold out with over 7,000 people attending - this year is sure to be bigger and better!
Be sure not to miss out on the fun. More info at http://letseatglasgow.co.uk/