The Galloway Supper Club, which runs a regular pop up restaurant across Dumfries and Galloway, hosted another gourmet evening on Friday 14th March 2014 at the most quirkiest of venues: the heritage listed stables at Galloway House Estate. This was the resting place for the equine treasures of Lord Garlies. the head of the Stewart clan. It remained the family’s main residence until 1908 when the estate was sold. The stables are now part of the 600 acre organic dairy Home Farm now run by the McCreath family.
Maria Salzmann, the chef and founder of the Galloway Supper Club, who also provides the in-house catering at Dundream, sources only the finest local seasonal ingredients for her delightful menus. Maria who was born in Australia and left in 2006, spent the year travelling Asia, India and Europe and her creative dishes combine flavours experienced travelling. She now lives with her husband Mike and children in Galloway.
Maria is passionate about good quality home cooked food, using locally sourced fresh ingredients and takes pride in meals that speak from the heart. Maria thinks that food should be fun and exciting, allowing people to spend time in each others company and most importantly to create shared memories. Maria views Dumfries and Galloway, as one of Britain’s finest secrets, with its wild coastlines, isolated glens and Galloway Hills.
The evening was another roaring success for Maria with guests enjoying flavours of pheasant and ham hock terrine with beetroot relish for starters followed by a pistachio crusted pork belly on braised lentils and soft mash accompanied by a zingy apple fennel chutney. And to complete, a rich almond chocolate cake with roasted rhubarb and orange marmalade parfait! Perfect!
It was a night of surprises, delicious flavours, lots of laughter and a lovely memory to take home. Looking forward to the next one!