Valentines Day Strawberry Cranachan
If it’s love you are looking for this Valentines Day there is nothing not to love about this beautiful Scottish dessert. Even if haggis isn’t your thing this wee lass is sure to hit the spot. Dunedin, our hometown, is the Edinburgh of the south. We do indeed share many similarities with our older sibling in Scotland. Our Scottish heritage is alive and well. Here in Dunedin all the streets are named after the streets of Edinburgh, we have a statue of Robert Burns in the town center, and there are plenty of days where the mists cling to the hills, a picture so reminiscent of Scotland. If you ever get a chance to wander through the streets of Dunedin, you will also notice the Gothic stone buildings – the Scottish Edwardian and Victorian architecture that appeared when the Scottish settlers first arrived. Although the streets of Dunedin are indeed both beautiful interesting I have to say my favorite way of celebrating our Scottish heritage is by spending an evening out at our fabulous Scottish restaurant, Scotia. Here you can enjoy Scottish inspired cuisine at it’s best all washed down with a wee dram of any of several hundred whiskies. Scotia was the first place I ever tried Cranachan, it followed a beautiful meal of Haggis (and yes it was actually quite delicious) and Cullen Skink and despite the whole evening being exceptionally good it was the Cranachan in which I found true love.