Cookie ideas for the family from our family. Our Cook book due to launch at the Aye Write festival in April gives easy to cook recipes for all the family.
Bruno’s pasta fagioli, Grandma’s venison stew, ideas for busy mums, children leaving home, solutions for junk food kids and tips for cooking with little ones. Recipes for all, using the wonders of the Scottish larder. A personal family perspective and many of Cookie’s delicious dishes edited for home cooking.
Pre ordered on Amazon and come and hear about the ideas behind Cookie at the Cookie Cabaret on the 12th of April.
Chirstmas Season at Cookie
We have some great special offers over this Christmas season and lovely presents for food lovers
Book a table this week with the secret password “Taps aff” for a free glass of wine
New olive oil, Panatone (the real McCoy), Truffels, Wild boar Pate, Pasta Sauces
Vouchers on heavy weight gift cards to the value of your choice
Chirstmas Eve at Cookie
A glass of prosecco on arrival
Pancetta & Chestnut Broth
Tea-Smoked Duck, Orange Gel, Goats Cheese Mousse
Langoustine Broth with Garlic Prawns & Croutons
Terrine of Salt Cod & Salmon, Winter Salad
Wild Mushroom Bruschetta
Radicchio, Orange, Pecans with Goats Cheese Mousse
Saddle of Venison, Hot & Sour Red Cabbage, Mash, Juniper Sauce
Roast Turkey, Pancetta & Leek Stuffing with the Works
Pan-Fried Red Mullet on Truffle Risotto
Homemade Tagliatelle with Crab & a Shellfish Sauce
Spinach & Cream Cheese Ravioli, Pumpkin & Toasted Seeds
Roast Vegetable Strudel, Red Pepper Soffrito
New Years Eve at Cookie
A glass of prosecco and mini antipasti on arrival
Glazed pork belly, pan-fried scallop, cauliflower & cumin
Halibut, shellfish dressing, home made pappardelle
Chocolate pave, hazelnut sauce & Sgroppino
Scottish & Italian cheeses
We are taking a van to Italy next week to stock up on the best products that our home region Umbria has to offer.
We will be picking and pressing our New Olive Oil and then filling up our van with amazing Umbrian products from our friends and local farmers.
If you have a wish list let us know.
Here is a list of just some of the wonderful artisan products you can pre-order up till next week.
Whole pork cheeks between £10-13 by weight
Pancetta £12.50 Kg
Prosciutto £14.50 kg Circa 7-9 kg a ham
Olive oil this year about £10Kg (why not buy for the year)
Pecorino (Non pasteurised) £14-18kg
As many of you will have noticed by now I’m a Dyslexic. I excel at typo’s with crackers like Lion instead of Loin. To survive you develop coping mechanisms and find support. I couldn’t attempt this without spell check.
To be able to keep going you need to adapt and use what you can. The important thing in my book is honesty. This means for me that I try my best but in the end idiosyncrasies and imperfections define my voice.
Cookie has gone through a similar process. We do the same with food. A funny shaped carrot, or the blemished skin of a tasty apple should not mean it is discarded, the off cuts get used up.
We have learnt to become restaurateurs over time. Lots of ideas have come and gone but the basic principals of what we started Cookie for are there for everyone to see. Yes sometimes we have been confusing, sometimes we have been inconsistent, sometimes we have had the wrong staff but I don’t thing we have ever missed heart and a willingness to improve.
Its an open kitchen with seasonal cooking, a fusion of Scottish and Italian food traditions. We are a place where you can eat with your family good food with a sense of how it was made and where it came from.
We are getting there in term of defining our voice.
You can eat well for under a tenner, you will find hearty plates at mid range prices and something exceptional and out of the ordinary to make eating a special occasion too.
We like to say everything has a story to it. The same with our staff who have something to say and understand our voice. We have a lovely team of people who are seen as family.
Our family extends to Alessandro with whom we have made A great red wine and are about to bring you a white. It includes Claudio’s pigs and for that matter tender Lion from Kettle Hill in Milngavie.
Lunch now from £4.20 and dinner from £7.95 Two courses lunch and pre theatre £11.50
Sunday 16th Sept Cookies Autumn Tasting Menu
Cookie introduces a selection from our Autumn menu and showcases the direction our Head Chef Shaun Molloy’s is developing.
This special evening starts with a glass of prosecco & canapés on arrival followed by a tasting menu with wines matched to each course.
£39.50 / person
Sunday 30th September Chef Wars the Professionals
The return of Chef Wars with Professional chefs from across the city competing. The weekend sees the Sous chef of Velvet Elvis, A member of the Cail Bruich kitchen and our own Robert Dobbs.
3 mains and 3 puddings for £20 / person
You wont find better of cheaper in the city for a culinary delight.
14th Oct Game ON
We have teamed up with Britain’s Ladies champion shot Jay Steel from Cowan’s Law of Ayrshire. Trout fishing and country sports. Jay will be on hand to answer questions and our Head Chef Shaun will give a demonstration of Game preparation followed by a 3 course meal and prize draw for Cowan’s Law.