For my third and final Aberdeen Restaurant Week meal, my partner and myself headed off to Molly's Bistro to try out their dinner menu.
Molly's Bistro is on Market Street, making it incredibly central and the perfect stop after a day of shopping in town. Neither of us had been to Molly's Bistro before so we were excited. I love that aspect of ARW - it's brilliant being able to try out new restaurants without having to worry about breaking the bank.
The choice of starters at Molly's Bistro is diverse and great for all types of food lovers.
You are able to choose from the following courses: Black Pudding & Apple Croquettes, Ham Hock Terrine, Smoked Salmon & Asparagus Tart and Vegetarian Parcels.
I opted for the Ham Hock Terrine, which was served with a couple pieces of crispy, brioche toast and a side of piccalilli and salad. I love any sort of meat that I can spread on bread. In my opinion, that is the perfect starter so I couldn't wait to try this dish out. The ham hock was flavoursome and went incredibly well with the spice of the piccalilli. For those that don't know, piccalilli is a relish of chopped pickled vegetables and spices. It has a unique flavour which I thoroughly enjoyed.
My partner, Blair went for the Black Pudding and Apple Croquettes. Blair is a massive black pudding fan so if he chose anything else, I would've been very surprised. The croquettes were served alongside a sweet chilli and mango chutney which complimented the croquettes perfectly. Blair loved his starter and said that he'd happily eat them all night long.
The main courses on the dinner menu consisted of a Mixed Seafood Thai Red Curry, Chicken Stuffed with Roast Peppers & Goats Cheese and Grilled Pork Loin.
The Thai Red Curry sounded fabulous, but instead I opted for the Chicken Stuffed with Roast Peppers and Goats Cheese, because it was a Sunday after all. This was served with a spring onion mash, seasonal vegetables, all in a red wine jus. The chicken melted in your mouth and the stuffing was delicious. I'm not normally the biggest fan of mashed potatoes, but it was so creamy and the spring onions gave it a little bit of a punch, which I loved.
For Blair's main course, he quickly chose the Grilled Pork Loin, which was topped with cranberries, leeks and blue cheese and herb crushed potatoes, as well as a side of buttered mangetout and carrots served in a brandy sauce. The flavours all worked really well together and he thoroughly enjoyed his meal. He barely took a breath whilst eating, which is always a great sign.
By this point in the meal I was full up, but of course I had to fit in dessert.
The desserts to choose from were Cranachan Cheesecake, Apricot and Mango Semifreddo and Warm Chocolate Brownie.
Being the chocolate fiends we are, we both chose the Warm Chocolate Brownie without hesitation. The brownie was soft and moist, and was coated in a delicious black cherry sauce with vanilla ice cream. The cherry sauce gave a rich sharpness to the chocolate which was a beautiful combination and helped counteract the chocolate overload that we may have experienced had it been a chocolate sauce instead. We both really enjoyed the dessert and would have it again any time.
We had a lovely time at Molly's Bistro tasting their menu for Aberdeen Restaurant Week and we would certainly be keen to head back again sometime soon to try out more of their menu.