My old supervisor, Donna, joined us for lunch at Haven afterwards. I have always wanted to try a Scotch egg, a traditional pub snack consisting of a hard boiled egg encased in sausage, breaded and then deep-fried.
The egg ($6) was over cooked, as you can see the tell-tale grey ring around the yolk. However the sausage was tasty and I was pleased to discover it was crispy and not at all greasy. The arugula salad was a nice accompaniment.
My burger ($14) was over-cooked. You can see from the picture that the patty has crossed the line from charred to brunt. It was medium well, instead of medium rare. However, the meat maintained some juiciness and I liked the bacon onion marmalade. The fries were think and crispy.
Carol got the smoked seafood plate ($12). It came with salmon, attractively pink at the edges from a beet cure, marinated mussels and a smoked haddock spread. It was thoughtfully put together and I think the haddock was the best of the three.
I did not try Donna’s fish sandwich ($13), but she appeared to enjoy it as she polished off the whole thing.
Our server was proficient. To start the meal, they gave us some oatcake, which Donna exclaimed was just like her “Nonni’s” I would love to go back and try their haggis, which is only on the dinner menu.