With Thanksgiving fast approaching it’s a good time if you’re in the mood for a great American feast. A few days ago I made a visit to AdLib on Glasgow’s Hope Street for just such a feast of all American home comfort dishes. The food was outstanding, I just wish I had a double stomach so I could eat a lot more on the night! On arrival, I had a deliciously well prepared cosmopolitan mocktail which I highly recommend if you’re looking for something non alcoholic. The table I was seated at was served an incredible buffet style spread with seemingly enough food to feed an army! One of my favourite main course dishes was a home made American Mac ‘n’ Cheese. This is a simple dish but one that I have often experienced done spectacularly wrongly, AdLib got it perfect, it was very flavoursome and succulent without the usual overcooked top layer! It was timed to perfection, well done but definitely not over done. Home comforts should be simple but well prepared and it is clear that AdLib put a lot of love into this concept! I shall definitely be going back for more!
The creamy mashed potato was extremely delicious, bursting with flavour, lovingly prepared and just the way it should be!
I also had a delicious bean casserole. This was a first for me and not something I’d ever tried before. It consisted of long green beans and mushrooms in a creamy flavoursome peppery sauce and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it.
One of the more outlandish dishes on offer was roast sweet potato with marshmallows which at first sounded a bit crazy but it was a very nice taste experience and is well worth popping in to sample. It was an unusually delicious counterpart to all the savoury dishes on offer.
Corn bread again was a new taste for me. It was absolutely delicious, a home made savoury treat and a great way to soak up gravy.
I had some accompaniments including cranberry jelly. Sadly I don’t have a good shot of this but if you look closely you will see it in the corner of one or two of the photos in this post.
The Thanksgiving menu comes with roast turkey but I went for the vegetarian option. I had a delicious spicy chickpea paté garnished with roast red peppers and tomato.
My mouth is watering again just looking at the photo!
For dessert I had a delicious pumpkin pie with ice cream. I was really looking forward to this and it didn’t disappoint. The little pie was moist with delicious buttery pastry and was topped with a very lovely silky smooth vanilla ice cream.
Finally I had a nice hot cup of tea!
Adlib is a gem of the Glasgow restaurant trade located across from Central Station in Glasgow at 111 Hope Street. On entering and walking in through the front of the restaurant, it feels like a modern diner with slick wall art and wooden floors but step to the back of the restaurant and it takes you back to the 1900’s with dramatic curved ceilings and stunning cornicing. You will feel like you have been transported to a stylish early 1900s American Bar/Diner. The Thanksgiving menu is available for pre booking or walk in but be quick as this amazing seasonal feast isn’t going to be around for long.