Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Mother's Day at Six by Nico

I have been excited about the opening of the new restaurant Six by Nico for absolute ages so as soon as they were taking bookings I just had to! Seeing there was tables free on Mother’s Day I thought ‘who better to share this amazing culinary experience with than my mum?’ Within minutes it was booked and I was swiftly on the phone to tell her the plans. I know you are all thinking it so I will just come out and say it-yes, I am the world’s best daughter!
The premise behind Six by Nico is 6 dining concepts running for 6 weeks each of which a 6 course tasting menu is on offer. The first of which is ‘The Chippie’-6 courses showcasing the brilliance that is the humble British Chip Shop. Of course the food isn’t quite as simple as that, each dish masterfully reimagines chip shop classics and raises them to unbelievable levels in appearance and flavour.

Chips & Cheese
Crisp potato with crowdie mousse topped with a smoky crumb…all served in an espresso cup
Scampi
Deepfried monkfish cheek, squid ink sponge, fennel and a Japanese jus made with tuna
Steak Pie
Speyside beef shin slow cooked for 48hours, onion and croutons
Special Fish
Shetland cod with sea vegetables, picked,mussel, fennel emulsion and crispy bits
Smoked Sausage
Ayrshire pork with black pudding, pork shoulder, apple and celeriac-this comes to the table with an extra surprise! 
Deep Fried Mars Bar
Salted caramel, aerated chocolate, malt parfait and lime jelly –the only deep fried mars bar I have ever had

The food was absolutely gorgeous! If I was to pick a favourite it would have to be the scampi as I could have drank an entire cup of the Japanese jus. The 6 course tasting menu costs £25, vegetarian option available, and is worth every single penny and more. Best food I have ever tasted. There is also an option for wine pairing but I opted for the aperitif which is was G & T of Edinburgh gin with samphire and grapefruit. I was hardly going to turn that down!

We ended the meal with tea and coffee. My mum asked for a mint tea but the waiter told us they had ran out so he made a fresh tea using mint leaves from the kitchen. I thought this made the night even more special as not many places would do this.

My mum has already said she will be taking me back for my birthday and I cannot wait! The concept will have changed by then too! I wonder what the next one will be!?

Have you had a dining experience similar to this?

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28 comments

  1. What an amazing post, it's wonderful that you spend some time with your mum to show her how much you appreciate her <3

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    1. She has done so much for me that she deserves to be treated! :)

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  2. I never realised a deep fried Mars Bar could look that tasty. You have defo put all other children to shame by taking your Mum to this amazing looking place. I only ate a few minutes ago, but after reading this post I am starving again ;)

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    1. No me neither! I don't think the real thing could compare!

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  3. What a lovely meal , I have never had a deep fried mars bar, how novel to find that on the menu.

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  4. That's really good valye for a six course meal. The chips and cheese looks amazing, and of course the unusual deep fried mars bar x

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    1. Possibly the best tasting and most unusual chips and cheese ever

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  5. This is a lovely post and the food looks yummy too :) x

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  6. I have never had an experience like this, it all looks absolutely delicious! Kaz

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    1. I think it's the best food I've ever eaten!

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  7. The special fish dish looks like it has my name on it ;) love food like this! x

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    1. It was so delicious and cooked to absolute perfection!

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  8. Oh my! This looks amazingI I think that is a brilliant price for a tasting menu too

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    1. I would have happily paid much more it was that good!

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  9. Wow this looks SO good and it's such good value as well! What a brilliant idea.

    JH | hellojenniferhelen.com

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  10. That food looks AMAZING, what a lovely treat for your mum on Mother's Day! xx

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  11. What a fabulous and amazing experience, I love it. Wonderful that you got to treat your Mum too, you are indeed the best daughter! ;)

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  12. Wow that food looks almost too pretty to eat!! The perfect treat!

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  13. sounds great and the perfect way to spend the day x

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  14. What gorgeous looking good! Deep fried Mars bar is my favourite.

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  15. Oh wow, now that is an amazing meal and I would have loved every single dish x

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  16. The concept is brilliant and the dishes are so beautifully presented.

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  17. Concepts like that are so interesting! I have never dined in such a place, and not sure if it's my cup of tea, but it does sound intriguing. x

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  18. WOW! This looks like such a beautiful array of food! Feels so fancy! xx

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  19. What an amazing concept, sounds like a fab experience.

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