It’s fair to say that Amicus Apple is an old friend of mine, having kept me in cocktails and good times for many years. The venue has changed a lot over time, but like a fine wine, it has got better and better with age, not least with its offerings of food and drink, and its stylish interior and pleasant ambience.
Perusing the menu with a luscious glass of prosecco, my husband and I learned that we’d be enjoying dishes created by new chef, Rico. Blending traditional fare with fine dining, Rico’s dishes are made with his own creative flare and come elegantly presented.
I was keen to try something a little out of my normal foodie zone and the starter crab toast was just the thing. Served on little pallets of toasted bread, it was delicious and fresh. My husband ventured forth with the carrot and coriander soup, a zingy and tasty little number.
A lover of all things Italian, I opted for the pan fried chicken on a bed of saffron pappardelle pasta for the main course. The dish was simple in aesthetics, but very flavoursome with its mix of sauce and spice.
The husband chose the baked salmon, with a gruyere herb crust, soft potatoes and sun blushed tomatoes.
Adamant that he had no more room for dessert, my husband was persuaded to try Rico’s dessert version
of a Jaffa Cake whilst I went for the soft and creamy arctic ice-cream roll. I awaited my husband’s verdict as he sampled his own dessert with accompanying orange sorbet. He polished it all off before putting down his spoon and exclaiming, ‘it really does taste like a Jaffa Cake!’
As they say, a full man is a happy man, and we both left Amicus Apple feeling stuffed and content.
67 Langstane Pl, Aberdeen AB11 6EN
Tel: 01224 587717