Taste of Arran scoops a proud place on NFU menu

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Taste of Arran produce in the form of Arran Dairies ice cream was this week included a carefully selected menu of the finest Scottish produce served at the National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotland’s annual dinner and AGM, which took place at the Radisson Blu, Glasgow.

The menu which featured produce from across the country, started off with a twist on the traditional Scottish haggis dish, which was served as a scotch egg with rumbledethumps and homemade brown sauce.

The centrepiece of the meal was a pairing of Scotch lamb and beef. The two meats were served as roasted lamb rump, ballotine of beef shin, beef cheek croquette served with fondant potato, caramelised parsnip puree, confit tomato and red wine jus.

The meal finished with a dessert of apple bavarois, calvados gel, micro fennel, and Arran Dairies caramel ice cream.

Guests were also treated to one last culinary delight later in the evening when melted Scottish cheese on artisanal toasted bread was served for supper.

Scotbeef and Marks and Spencer were the headline sponsors of the whole conference with the dinner itself being supplied by a range of Scottish producers including Scotbeef, Aldi, Kettle Produce, Peter Grewar, Roan’s Dairy, Lactalis McLelland and Taste of Arran.

NFU Scotland chief executive Scott Walker said: ‘Scottish farmers and crofters are incredibly proud of their wonderful produce and our annual dinner is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase the best of the food and drink we produce in Scotland.’