Treated by Our Lovely Niece
by WIlliam Alderton
I'm William, and I've just come back to York after a long weekend in Glasgow. The wife and I went to Glasgow to visit our niece and to have a look at The Burrell Collection.
She took us out for dinner on Saturday night, and we ended up in Cafe Gandolfi. Its in The Merchant City, and Jane (our niece) told us that its a bit of a local cornerstone.
I doubted what she meant! I mean, I know Glasgow has built up a bit of a reputation for some good food - but we were taken aback by how much we enjoyed it.
Just as well Jane booked, because there wasn't a spare seat to be had.
The menu was a wierd mixture of Scottish things like black pudding, Arbroath smokies (the best kippers in the world) and haggis, together with things we'd find abroad, like Spanish tortilla.
You know what? It worked really well.
The tables still have the shape of the trees they were made from, which was really interesting.
Thanks for a great night out, Jane. Next time we visit, let's go back again. My treat this time, OK?