The Malmaison in Glasgow is one of those amazing hotels that everyone knows about, but rarely visits outwith a special occasion.
And that is a crying shame. I am guilty of this, the only times I have ventured through the Malmiason doors have been for Family Birthday’s, Weddings and Engagements. Well all of that is about to change.
We started off with some oysters & gin fizz (which I didn’t try but I was assured they were delightful) with wine suggested by our waiter. My starter was an amazing mushroom tart, it’s supposed to come with an egg but I opted out, the base was deliciously flakey and the mushrooms were the perfect consistency, eat with all the home made bread you can manage! Next I opted for the Scallop Linguine (because carbs are everything) with a side of tomatoes and green beans, I also pinched most of the truffle fries that came for the table, because carbs rule. The Linguine was perfectly cooked but I do think it needed the injection of tomatoes and beans to give it a little more depth so make sure you order a couple of sides to share. Dessert was the main event (as it should be) and the honours sundae did not disappoint, full of vanilla ice cream, mousse, honeycomb and crushed nuts it is a feast for the senses.
With the dessert this good I’m bound to be back!
First on the Menu to try was their twist on a smoked old fashioned, with smoked Woodford Reserve, a home made mix of bitters and some smoked applewood to top it off. Saying it went down smooth would be an understatement.
Next up was the New York sour, I must admit I was skeptical of this due to the egg white but it tasted nothing like I expected, not a hint of egg! Whilst this isn’t something I would usually order it was nice to try something a little different.
Their take on the Classic Margarita is a little sweeter, but still with a kick! The Glass is rimmed in Lime Salt so there is less of an edge, more of a citrus burst. The addition of Agave syrup does nothing but add a slight sweet edge, did you know Tequila is made from the Blue Agave Plant? I’m pretty sure that means it’s good for you.
Last but certainly not least is the classic Cosmo in all it’s glory, sweet and fresh it’s the perfect palette cleanser before you move onto the Champagne cocktails.
So what are you waiting for? If you still need a reason to venture to the Malmaison why not treat your Mum this Mothers day? For only £35 pp you will get a three course meal, with amuse bouches in between courses and tea and coffee to finish, all of this will be served whilst a live jazz band play in the lounge from 1-4pm. Sound perfect? Go the extra mile and turn up with a bunch of Floral Menagerie Flowers, just remember to thank me when you’re named the favourite child!