Come dine with me at Rock House, Loch Tay?!
This post is way overdue….two weeks ago myself and Mr Predictable spent what can only be described as an awesome weekend away at Loch Tay staying at ‘Rock House‘….wow, it was amazing. Where to begin…..the food of course!….and then more about the house which was inspiration to say the least…and then the views…….
Delectable hosts Penny and Roland spoilt us rotten from the moment we arrived till the moment we left. To start, 5pm friday, Ottolenghi olive oil and apple cake – can you believe it – the cake I made not so long ago – it was a lovely welcome to Rock House and a sign of things to come!. I then spotted that Penny had at least 200 cookbooks on her shelf, I’ll never feel guilty for buying another cookbook ever again (and have bought two in the last two weeks!!). We had monkfish for dinner that night – how did she know?! My favourite and it tasted divine. Dessert lit up Mr P’s face – Rick Stein chocolate torte meets meringue in several layers, he was in heaven and I wasn’t far behind! The company was delightful, verging on an episode of Come Dine With Me in the nicest possible way!
Breakfast was so up there with the best breakfast we’d ever had, home made EVERYTHING, need I say more. Porridge, stewed plums, cinnamon crunch, home made bread and jam, poached duck eggs…you get the picture! Same again Sunday morning cooked by Roland, as good as the day before he’ll be glad to hear! We treated ourselves to a BBQ down on the beach by the Loch on saturday night which was great…veuve cliquot and sausages, life doesn’t get better than that…we stumbled, quite literally back up to Rock House in the pitch black via a field full of sheep and went to bed happy.
So, wow, get yourselves there, the architect designed house is outstanding, the peace and quiet is a welcome break from the city, we were treated like royalty and our hosts were the loveliest hosts you could ask for. If you’re a foodie trust me, you’ll be in food heaven and leave thinking life doesn’t get better than that and when can we go back?!
ps photos courtesy of Roland and Penny Kennedy