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Bella Italia Dunfermline Review and Amazing Service!

Bella Italia

Address: Unit 7a Fife Leisure Park, Whimbrel Place, Dunfermline KY11 8EX
 
Phone:01383 729133
 
also you can follow Bella Italia on twitter @big_bella
 
 

We Went to Bella Italia Dunfermline for dinner on Tuesday the 19th March 2013 around 7pm ish. The first thing i would like to mention is it was quite busy with a really relaxed and calm atmosphere and it had a nice ambience about it.
Our server for the evening was called Craig.

The walls were decorated with mirrors and nick nacks but in a tasteful way the seating was all dark wood and every table had a candle on them

For Starters we ordered a Garlic and Mozarella pizza bread and it came out quickly and efficiently and tasted very nice. For main course i Had Spaghetti alla Carbonara and my friend had an Americano burger, The Carbonara came out with way too much parsley o ntop but as i started to remove it our server Craig asked if i wanted the kitchen to remove it or make me a fresh one i said no it was alright and he asked if i would like parmesan and Black pepper
I had parmesan but no black pepper. I just ordered some diet coke to drink which was served with a slice of fresh lemon. My friend had a Gaelic Coffee,

The Carbonara was to die for the pasta was perfectly cooked and the sauce tasted amazing. I asked my Friend what he though of his dinner it was very well presented on a board with chips in a little white bowl very Rustic and pretty looking. After main courses we had Puddings to share we choose Cookie Dough, Honeycomb ice-cream , and 2 small mini desserts these were a Chocolate torte and a cheesecake with a strawberry on the top they were very well presented and were absolutely divine.

I then mentioned to Craig that i thought the girl who came for our drinks order was a bit stand offish and rude and he told me he was the Assistant manager and apologized. I also went and had a word with the chef as she wasnt very confident but i went to reassure her her name was Laura and she has talent to run the kitchen on her own at a young age.

All in all i was really pleased with the experience and the attention to detail from Craig was wonderful i would recommend here and for a Chain restaurant certainly worth a visit and one of the better ones i have been to. I look forward to dinning there in the future

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FISHER’S IN THE CITY!!!

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http://www.fishersbistros.co.uk/fishers-in-the-city.php 

58 Thistle Street

Edinburgh EH2 1EN

Tel: 0131 225 5109

I went to fisher’s in the city to work for a day in the kitchen. When I arrived I was shown by the Sous chef what I was required to do.  I really enjoyed working in the kitchen here and it was valuable experience on my food journey. Basically I did as I was told doing jobs like chopping and preparing vegetables, chopping herbs making a béchamel sauce cooking fish taking skin off monkfish .If it’s cooked with the skin on it shrivels up and doesn’t look or taste very nice! I don’t have a lot of experience in a professional kitchen and I am only learning but in time I think I could be a great chef.   I am very interested to go and learn in other kitchens for a day here and a day there. Everybody was perfectly pleasant and although I don’t personally eat fish it is a wonderful place.

This restaurant is situated in Thistle Street, tucked away just off George Street in Edinburgh.  From the outside it looks like a normal restaurant, open the door to receive a warm welcome in nice relaxed settings. Everything was dark wood, very well presented and the service was truly exquisite.

I would recommend a visit to this place its well worth a visit if you happen to find yourself in Edinburgh. They also have an extensive wine list and an a la carte menu to choose from.

Choux Buns with a Chocolate Sauce Recipe!

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for the Choux Buns you will need :

250ml cold water

110g/4oz butter,

1 tsp sugar

150g/5oz plain flour

4 eggs

Method :

cold water in a medium-sized saucepan together with butter, cut into small pieces, then place the saucepan over a moderate heat stir with a wooden spoon. As soon as the butter has melted and the mixture comes up to the boil, turn off the heat tip the flour in – all in one go – with one hand, while you beat the mixture vigorously with the other.Beat until you have a smooth paste that has come away from the sides of the saucepan clean –
beat eggs well, then beat them into the mixture – a little at a time, mixing each addition in thoroughly before adding the next. pipe onto a lightly greased baking tray in a circle and cook in a pre heated oven gas mark 6, 400°F (200°C) – for 10 minutes. After that, increase the heat to gas mark 7,(220°C), and bake for a further 15-20 minutes until the buns are crisp, light and a rich golden colour.

for the filling mix fresh cream with a teaspoon of icing sugar and pipe a little into the buns by making a small hole from the bottom.

For the chocolate Sauce :

500ml milk
150g caster sugar
80g plain chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 large egg yolks, beaten
3 tablespoons cornflour (optional)
3 tablespoons water

saucepan over medium heat, melt the chocolate with the milk, sugar and vanilla. Stir to melt the chocolate completely, and allow to gently simmer leave to cool then add eggs stirring continuously to stop curdling Place back over medium heat. Allow to thicken over medium heat, for about 4 minutes, stirring frequently. 5.Only if the custard needs further thickening (it might not!), make a slurry with the cornflour and water, then slowly stir into the hot custard. Cook for a further 2 minutes over medium heat until thickened as desired.

Chocolate Truffles a recipe by Mark greenaway!

Made some Chocolate Truffles with the Children last night http://eatscotland.visitscotland.com/content/3744191/mark-greenaway-truffles its a Mark Greenaway  recipe.  Here is the recipe i used the kids they had a lot of fun with these and  they would make fabulous christmas pressies wrapped up in small bags.  please do try this recipe with your kids if you have time and they look and taste amazing!! very moreish

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Cafe by the Park Dunfermline one of my Fav places to eat!

On Tuesday I made one of my regular visits to the cafe by the park in Dunfermline.

One of the reasons i like here so much is the service is excellent  the manager johnathan seats you and asks you if you would like a taste of their soup of the day the food is great they also have a seperate menu which is gluten Free all there cakes are handmade on the premises and  they sell luxury mackies ice cream too.

On Tuesday’s visit I had a Chicken Fillet burger served with Chips and Coleslaw  it was no frills cooking just good regular food and it was priced at only £5.95. As i said not fine dining but ordinary food at an ordinary price! 

This place is also licensed if you fancy a glass of wine with your dinner. It is situated by the Glen gates of pittencrieff park in Chalmers Street Dunfermline.

http://cafebythepark.com/ is there website and there menus can be viewed here online

COMES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Using up Leftover Cream A Chocolate lovers paradise

I had cream that was nearing its use by date and i thought what can i make to  use this up and then i came across this Recipe while looking through my signed masterchef everyday cook book  so  here it is 
You will need

400g Dark Chocolate

175g Butter

175g Caster Sugar

4tbsp of Cocoa Powder

6 Egg Yolks

500ml of Double cream

 

Method :

Line a 900g (2lb) Loaf tin with cling film, break up 400g of dark chocolate and place in a saucepan with 175g of butter ,175g of caster sugar and the 4tbsp of cocoa powder melt over a very low heat stirring constantly

Whip 500ml of double cream and fold in, Transfer to the prepared tin and lave to chill for at least 2 hours or overnight. Turn out remove the cling film and using a hot knife cut into slices 

 

This tasted so good and  it was a delight and so easy to make in the run up to christmas. Everyone loves chocolate and if youre a chocolate lover then this dessert is an absolute MUST, I loved how it turned out! Pictures  i took to show you

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Reply from the City hotel Dunfermline :)

Hi Rona,

 

Thank you for taking the time to review the Weavers Restaurant. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and look forward to reading your blogs in the future.

 

Kind regards,

 

Laura McAllister

Reception City Hotel 18 Bridge Street Dunfermline KY12 8DA Tel: 01383 722538