Technical Information Sheet

 

GOURMAND                          

A person devoted to eating and drinking, especially to excess

GOURMET                             

A person who cultivates a discriminating palate for the enjoyment of good food and drink

OMNIVORE                            

A person who eats food of both animal or vegetable origin

CARNIVORE                          

A meat eater

VEGETARIAN                        

Someone who advocates the exclusion of all meat and fish, eating only vegetables, fruit and dairy products.

VEGAN                                   

A person who refrains from eating any animal product whatsoever - or using any item originating from animals.

 

THE SIZZLING SCOT 

The Sizzling Scot  Restaurant was  designed to promote Scotland and its rich  native larder, with its abundant harvest of the finest meats, fish, fowl, grains, fruit and vegetables. This is reflected in our imaginative preparation and presentation of all the dishes on our Menu. 

Using traditional and modern expertise, we have tried to create and serve the broadest possible variety of authentic “Scottish Foods” representing the real warmth and genuine hospitality of Scotland.

We pride ourselves in using only the finest and freshest ingredients available and have taken great care to source those Scottish farmers and growers who successfully provide the very best, as only “The Best Will Do”.

We are very aware that our discerning diners are concerned about the food they eat and that it comes from reliable and traceable sources.  With this in mind, we believe that we should make available to every customer, a complete and thorough Information Sheet giving the source of every product we purchase and serve.

This should answer any questions that they may have regarding the producers, their methods of husbandry, fishing and farming, and, that the rearing and final farm-to-table products meet the most exacting hygienic and humane standards.

 

OUR MEATS

All our Scottish Aberdeen Angus steaks come from Millers of Speyside - a privately owned company, based in Granton on Spey, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.    They also provide us with our Special Aberdeen Angus Gourmet Steakburgers, made exclusively to their own exacting high standards. 

Millers supply many of the top Butchers in Scotland, as well as some of the most famous Restaurants, Hotels and Meat Retailers throughout the United Kingdom.  We take great pride in being one of the select few who are privileged to be associated with this famous Company, whose good reputation has been built up over the years, through sheer hard work and consistent attention to quality and reliability.

Millers of Speyside Supreme Meats, Strathspey Industrial Estate

Grantown on Spey, Morayshire PH26  3NB

Tel 01479 872520  Fax 01479 872892

 

 

TRADITIONAL HAGGIS

For true Scots and “afficionados” we are proud to serve the internationally renowned, and award winning Haggis from Macsween’s of Edinburgh. They take great care in the preparation of our national dish, and only the finest ingredients are used - lamb, beef, oatmeal and onions are blended with seasonings and spices to a secret recipe, and cooked in a natural casing.

 

VEGETARIAN HAGGIS

We also serve a special vegetarian variation which is stuffed with kidney beans, lentils, vegetables and nuts, combined with the traditional oatmeal, onions and spicy seasonings.

Macsween of Edinburgh

The Haggis Specialists

Dryden Road, Bilston Glen

Edinburgh EH20  9LZ

Tel 0131 440 2555 Fax 0131 440 2674

 

SAUSAGES FOR THE CARNIVORE

Our tempting “Sizzling Sausage” selection is specially chosen for us and made by one of Edinburgh’s longest-established traditional game dealers and butchers - George Bower of Stockbridge.  We cannot recommend them too highly, as they have unfailingly met our strictest criteria in every possible way.  They again, like all of our suppliers, take exceptional pride in their product and have achieved their well-earned status and the respect of their peers by their diligence and consistency We would strongly recommend a visit to their premises, as we know you will find it virtually  impossible to come away empty-handed!

George Bower, Butcher, Game Dealer,

75 Raeburn Place, Stockbridge

Tel 0131 332 3469  Fax 0131 624 3469

 

VEGETARIAN SAUSAGES

All vegetarian burger and sausage recipes are meticulously researched, and produced for us by Wicken Fen Wholesome Foods of Duns, Berwickshire.  We can confidently challenge anyone to find a more professional, ethical, hygienic food operation anywhere in the United Kingdom!  It is with great pride and pleasure that we serve their products and feel immensely fortunate in finding  such nice people, with such enthusiasm, flair and imagination.

Wicken Fen Wholesome Foods

Duns Industrial Estate, Station Road

Duns, Berwickshire TD11  3HS

Tel 01361 883150 FAX 01361 883155

 

CHICKEN

All our chickens are supplied by Mitchells, who are based in the village of Letham in Angus. This firm has been established for over one hundred years, and have passed down their trade techniques and skills through four generations of family ownership. Today this Firm still remains in the ownership of brothers Joe, Steve and Mike Mitchell.

All their chickens are reared on Scottish farms, and processed in their state-of-the-art EC approved facility. Every consignment of chickens produced is identified by a unique 20 digit bar code, providing traceability right back to the farm.  They also operate an “open door” policy, believing that their premises are their greatest advertising medium and that their customers are welcome to tour their Factory subsequently leaving with a total confidence in the products which they buy from Miitchells.

Joseph Mitchel (Letham) Ltd

2 Woodside Road

Letham, Forfar, Angus DD8  2QD

(Tel 01307 818220 - Fax 01307 818540)

 

FISH

SMOKED SALMON

Comes to us direct from Highland Smoked Salmon (Scotland) Ltd who are  situated at the foot of Ben Nevis, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.  It is here that this family-run business process salmon from the sweet waters of the West Coast only minutes away from the Scottish Smoke-House.

Each fish is split and marinated all day to a traditional Scottish recipe, then gently smoked throughout the night over smouldering oak chips.

HALIBUT

The halibut we serve is caught in the North Sea off our North Eastern Coast, and is landed at Peterhead Harbour, where our supplier makes his expert selection of the very finest. 

SALMON

Our Scottish salmon is farmed off the Shetland Islands. The majority are exported to  Europe and the rest of the world to meet the ever growing demand for premier quality fish.

MUSSELS

Our mussels are rope-grown in Loch Erkaig near Oban, on the West Coast - renowned for their excellent quality. We believe them  to be amongst the finest and best that our country produces.

PRAWNS

Our prawns are brought exclusively  from Iceland,  and are selected for their large size and consistency of texture, taste and quality. 

J K Thomson

Eskmills Park, Musselburgh EH21 7JQ

Tel 0131 663 6999 FAX 0131 653 6777

 

FRUIT & VEGETABLES

Our fruit and vegetables are supplied by George Anderson & Sons of Musselburgh, who purchase, where and whenever possible seasonal Scottish produce.  They have also comprehensively met the requirements of the NHS Code of Practice for the Manufacture, Distribution and Supply of Food, Ingredients and Food-Related Product, and have been awarded Scottish Trade Standards approval.

We have complete confidence in this reputable Company and believe that the products they supply fulfil our definitive  requirements.

George Anderson & Sons

103a Market Street, Musselburgh EH21  6PZ.

Tel 0131 665 9595 FAX 0131 653 2492

 

CHEESES

STRATHDON BLUE - Award winning  soft, creamy, medium strength Highland blue, with a mellow aromatic flavour.

Pasteurised cow’s milk, made by Ruaraidh Stone, Blarlaith Farm, Tain, Ross-shire.

BONNET -  Unique Scottish goat’s cheese, not dissimilar to Cheddar, naturally rinded, with a hard, snow-white flesh, relatively mild and should be eaten between four and six months. 

Unpasteurised goat’s milk, made by Ann Dorwood, Dunlop Dairy, Stewarton, Ayrshire.

MULL CHEDDAR - Made to an original recipe, this Scottish Cheddar is fruity and spicy, with a moist, full-grained texture.  Matured over one year, this cheese has a wonderful aftertaste, that comes from behind.  Also known as “Tobermory”. 

Unpasteurised cow’s milk, made by Jeffe Reade, Sgriob - Ruadh Farm, Tobermory, Isle of Mull.

LOCH ARTHUR CHEDDAR - a young, organic Scottish Cheddar, milder than the English styles, but tasty none-the-less. 

The Cheese-Maker dislikes the process of adhering the cloth to the cheese with lard, so

 

 

 

follows the old method of “scalding”. making it hard to de-cloth. Nutty to taste.

Unpasteurised cow’s milk, made by Barry Graham, Loch Arthur Creamery, Beeswing, Dumfries.

DUNSYRE BLUE - Gorgeously creamy, with a soft, long, blue mellowness.  Each flavour is distinct, but perfectly poised, before a stunningly long after-taste.

The Dunsyres are matured for at least 1 ˝ months, after receiving them from the Lanarkshire farm - making them even more creamy.

Unpasteurised cow’s milk - made by Humphrey Errington, Walston Braehead, Lanarkshire.

CRIFFEL - Hard to come by organic Scottish cheese, but really worth trying!  Smooth texture, with a tangy, floral taste.

Unpasteurised cow’s milk, made by Barry Graham, Loch Arthur Creamery, Beeswing, Dumfries.

BRUCKLEY - Mild and sweet in taste, semi-hard in texture, great to nibble - even on its own.

Unpasteurised sheep’s milk, made by the Portman Family, Mains of Shervado, Aberdeenshire.

 

 

 

 

                All our suppliers will make you most welcome should you wish to view their various operations however, please do make an appointment unless they have retail premises - in which case just pop in!

 

 

 

 

We have definitive views on what is the “best quality” and how it should be produced prepared, and presented by Scottish suppliers.  We fully appreciate and understand the expertise which is rooted in traditional skills, but at the same time we are continually astonished and  excited at the excellence of modern methods and facilities available to provide the “best cared for products” which we can then bring to your table.

 

 

 

 

 

We are totally committed to the quality of  the products we use, and although trying to be extremely competitive at all times, we will never compromise this quality by “cutting corners” in any way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE SIZZLING SCOT

 

 

 

TRYING TO BE THE BEST

 BY TRYING THE HARDEST