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May 27, 2019

From Wednesday, The Willow Tea Rooms in Glasgow are to start serving drinks made with camel milk.

Wednesday, as Glasgow Live helpfully points out, is also known as humpday.

The camelccino drinks will cost £2.40 with 10% of the profits from each drink going to a charity which helps Kenyan camel milk traders deal with climate change.

Your blogger tried a cocktail made with camel milk in Dubai. I don't recall it have a particularly strong camel flavour but maybe the booze masked it.

I do remember it being very rich and creamy. Apparently, it is higher in Vitamin C and iron than cow's milk.

Less appetisingly, it is said to be very close to human milk.

New menu

Moving on swiftly, The Western Club Restaurant on Royal Exchange Square has just launched its new menu.

We're feeling big love for starters such as the honey and truffle-glazed pork belly and the hand-dived scallops with cauliflower, Stornoway black pudding and maple syrup. Main pic shows scallops from Western Club Restaurant Facebook.

Naturally, we would leave plenty of room for main courses such as the rump of lamb or perhaps the Loch Etive sea trout with polenta, kale and an orange and hazelnut butter.

As well as plenty of regular dining offers with The Western Club Restaurant, 5pm also has this current Big Deal: three-course meal from set menu with a glass of sparkling wine for two for £45.

Tasting menu

A couple of weeks back, we mentioned that The Botany Bar and Restaurant on Maryhill Road had a new chef, Jim Kerr.

Chef Kerr is a familiar face on Glasgow's restaurant scene and, over the years, as well putting smiles on the faces of innumerable Glaswegians, he has also cooked for global celebrities such as Kylie, Beyoncé and Elton John.

This weekend, on Friday 31st May to be exact, the chef will be serving a three-course tasting menu of French dishes.

You can see the menu here.

The cost is £45 a head including fizz on arrival plus a paired glass of wine for each course chosen by Guy Chatfield, sommelier with the wine merchants Inverarity Morton.

The Botany also has dining offers and a Big Deal with 5pm Dining. They are currently running an offer which gives each diner two courses from the market menu for £12.

Which sounds like a soothing way to end your Bank Holiday Monday.