2012 may not have been a vintage year for weight loss (ha! What else is new - Ed) (brief pause to stab Editor with a sharpened bread stick) but, as always, I ate some jolly good food.
It was a year where two of the most memorable dishes I consumed were sandwiches; the lobster roll at Burger and Lobster:
And the monster Reuben at Mishkins:
Which confirms to me a truth always half suspected - sandwiches are probably the best foodstuff in the world.
We didn't do an awful lot of "fayne dayning" this year but I was still fortunate to sample some amazing food in some amazing restaurants. Both of my favourite posh-nosh dishes contain one of my all time favourite ingredients, sea bass. Perhaps in 2013 some sort of sea bass sandwich is in order?? There was this little beauty of a plate at Le Gavroche: sea bass with red rice, braised fennel and North African spices:
And then, at my beloved Star Inn, a pan fried fillet with crispy spiced whitebait and a foaming bisque:
If we're talking seafood, then the unfailing amazingness of the produce in Ardnamurchan deserves a special mention:
And finally, I have to show you what may well be the prettiest pudding of the year - nay, ever:
Again from the Star Inn - a chocolate plate par excellence.
Let us hope that 2013 brings more sandwiches! More seafood! More chocolate! And more amazing memories.