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February 28, 2020

A few weeks back, we mentioned Ca Va Brasserie which was taking shape on Fenwick Road in Giffnock.

All being well, it will open on Tuesday 3rd March.

The full menu has yet to come to light but they have posted their Mother's Day menu and it looks as though French brasserie classics will be very much to the fore.

We're talking starters such as chicken liver parfait or breaded goat's cheese with roast beetroot, pickled walnuts and aged balsamic vinegar.

Braised blade of beef with creamy mash, confit pork belly and pan-fried sea bass fillet all put in an appearance among the main courses.

Veggie options include a mushroom and spinach tart and a spiced butternut and Puy lentil cake which is served with asparagus, a watercress velouté and pea shoots.

No doubt the blog will return to Ca Va when we have more info on its all day offer. Taken from Ca Va's Facebook, the main pic shows what the interior will look like.

Ciao down on Wolf

Sticking with Glasgow, the Italian street food chain Wolf has applied to open its debut Scottish site on Bothwell Street.

It already operates six sites in England.

Going big on the whole wolf concept, they are, apparently, 'driven by a ferocious passion for all things Italian' and their food is designed to 'sink your teeth in'.

Pizza, pasta, salads and piada - a sort of flatbread - are the mainstays of the menu.

If the application goes through then we hope that the food is excellent.

Because if it isn't, we are all going to have to endure lots of reviews which incessantly mention the word 'howling'.

All scream for ice cream

In Edinburgh, the Evening News has a great story about the city's oldest shop becoming an ice cream parlour.

Gladstone's Land is one of the oldest buildings on the Royal Mile. Dating back to at least the 16th century, the building has housed several notable families, a tavern, a grocer's and, in more recent times, a National Trust for Scotland shop on the ground floor.

Rescued from demolition in 1934, it was renovated and re-opened as a museum which showed how its 17th century inhabitants would have lived.

Currently undergoing a £1.4 million makeover, when it re-opens in August Gladstone's Land's ground floor will have a cafe and an ice cream parlour as well as a NTS shop.