Posted by Hatka Hatnaa Posted on 4:58:00 PM
A decade ago, when restaurants like Noma ushered in a Scandinavian culinary renaissance, a
bunch of Scots headed north and took jobs in those kitchens. Now they’ve returned to make use of their homeland’s nearly 6,800 miles of coastline, abundant mushroom and strawberry harvests, and massive beef industry. Which is part of the reason the country named 2015 the Year of Food and Drink. Just about every town has at least one restaurant with a creative menu. To experience the best of it, go to the Three Chimneys, on the edge of Loch Dunvegan. Chef Michael Smith serves Sconser king scallops, Skye blackface lamb, and lobster from practically right out the door. And don’t forget to take in a Scotch distillery tour.
With the economy bouncing back, the dollar is getting stronger—especially in these three destinations, where the exchange rate has steadily improved over the past 12 months.