Scottish Dining: Mark Greenaway and 21212

I was lured to Scotland by two of my dearest friends to attend their wedding a few weeks ago, which gave me the opportunity to maximize the experience and include some fine dining while in Edinburgh. Mark Greenaway, a restaurant in a sophisticated townhouse opened a few months ago, and has been getting some great reviews, so I made sure to have a reservation before I left New York. The experience turned out to be fantastic: photo above is my favorite entree of the trip: Goosnargh Duck Breast: Sausage Roll, Potato Croquette, Peas, Caramelized Watermelon, and Tarragon Jus. The duck was cooked to perfection, with a nice layer of fat, and had the ideal texture to pair with the sausage rolls. The next night, we snagged a last-minute reservation at 21212, which was open on Sunday because the Fringe Festival was in full swing. Lucky for us, we were able to escape the fray around the Royal Mile and head over to another beautiful, posh townhouse. 21212 gets its name from the menu, which has a choice of 2 starters, 1 soup, choice of 2 entrees, 1 cheese, and a choice of 2 desserts. Photo below shows the entree: The Chicken Roast Dinner, French slow-cooked corn-fed chicken breast, with  bacon, chipolatas, ham, 4 Scottish root vegetables, mini roasties, cranberry puree, sage & onion, white bread & rosemary sauce, tiny leeks & crisp skin. It was two nights of pure decadence! See more photos of all the fabulous bites on my FB page in the Foodie Scotland album.

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