Spring is the time when nature bursts back into life after the cold dark winter and Argyll is no exception.
In spring the nutrient rich waters off Scotland’s west coast sees the return of sea birds such as puffins, dolphins and porpoises appear in greater numbers, basking sharks arrive towards the end of Spring when the water gets warmer as do regular visitors Minke whales and the odd sighting of Orca. White tailed sea eagles are also seen along the coast of Mull and some other Inner Hebridean islands.
Boat trips run regularly from Oban between Spring and Autumn to explore the waters around Mull and further south to the famous Corryvreckan whirlpool between Scarba and Jura which are hotspots for whales, dolphins and sea eagles.
Argyll and the west coast of Scotland is known for its rich and diverse plant life. Spectacular examples can be seen in the various gardens of Argyll most of which are open to the public such as Ardmaddy Castle Gardens in Oban, Arduaine Garden to the south of Oban and Crarae Gardens just south of Inveraray all of which have superb displays of rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and many rare plants from around the world.
Christmas Dinner Menu
SERVED DAILY FROM DECEMBER 1st UNTIL DECEMBER 23rd INCLUSIVE
Game Terrine with Pickled Vegetables & Chutney
Trio of Salmon with Fennel & Cucumber
Butternut Squash Risotto with Parmesan Crisp
Roast Celeriac & Apple Velouté
Oven Roasted Halibut with Roasted Beetroot,
Crushed Potato & Pea
Traditional Roast Turkey with Chipolatas, Cranberry
Stuffing, Honey Glazed Root Vegetables & Roast Potatoes
Argyll Venison Loin with Potato Fondant, Hazelnut,
Pear & Heritage Carrot
Scottish Fillet of Beef with Truffle Pommes Purée,
Wilted Spinach, Glazed Asparagus & Crisp Shallots (£4.00 supplement)
Mushroom Ravioli with Confit Egg Yolk & Parmesan Crisp
Dark Chocolate & Cherry Delice
Christmas Pudding Parfait with Sauce Anglaise
Parsnip Cake with Honeycomb & Orange
Selection of Scottish Cheese & Biscuits
Coffee & Mints
£44 per person including VAT