Since last March, I’ve honestly dealt pretty well with the lockdowns as I’m not a particularly sociable person, however one thing I really missed was being able to go out for meals.
We went out once or twice when lockdowns eased, but it was never really the same. I don’t have a problem with mask wearing or social distancing at all, but it puts a dampener on getting made up for the night if you’re going to rub your foundation right off.
So when I spotted on Instagram that Black Rabbit were doing a Dine at Home deal to rival some of the big players in Glasgow, I knew I needed to get involved.
I shared my trip to their Secret Supper Club last year, and still maintain that it was one of the best meals I’ve had!
In a post on their social media, Black Rabbit teased a limited run of 80 takeaway meals that sold out in record time but luckily we were quick fingered enough to get an order in.
The two-course deal priced at just £8pp meant that we were going to get a super high-quality dinner for less than we’d spend getting a curry each.
Given that we were collecting from their top secret location, there was a potential for distancing to get messy however we were given a time slot to pick up and when my husband went to collect it he said there was plenty of space for people to distance and keep safe.
The set menu featured Tuscan Sausage Fusilli with Rosemary and Sea Salt Focaccia along with a Mango and Passionfruit Pavlova to follow. After the experience we had the last time at Black Rabbit I knew that even as a takeaway we we’re going to be in for a real treat.
I don’t know why I expected the pasta to be tomato-based, but instead it came in a creamy sauce – I was so keen to try it as a carbonara-style sauce is my favourite.
I wasn’t sure how well it would travel, but I needn’t have worried as the meal was well-packaged and still warm when it arrived home to be plated up.
The focaccia came wrapped in foil, and honestly rivalled the breads I’ve tried in Bergamo and Florence. The crunchy top layer gave such a satisfying ‘bite’ and the soft inside of the bread was such a treat.
After finishing we had to take a bit of a break, the pasta was deceptively filling and even though the fruity meringue topping was calling me from the kitchen, I had to grab a glass of wine and take it easy for five.
Our resolve didn’t hold up long and pretty soon we were tearing into the delightfully chewy dessert. I’ll admit that until trying one of Black Rabbit’s desserts the last time we visited, I didn’t think I liked meringue – it turns out I love a homemade one.
The fruity sauce was absolutely amazing, I’m thinking it would make an excellent addition to a cocktail…
I’m living in hope that this becomes a semi-regular thing, and I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for any updates on their Instagram.
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