As the nights get darker and colder, what better way to spend an evening than with a glass of wine or beer and some delicious meats and cheeses?
Clark and Lake, a new charcuterie and bar in Edinburgh’s Tollcross is already proving to be popular since it opened in June this year, but they’ve now added some autumn specials to the menu that will make regulars and new customers’ mouths water.
In addition to the regular menu of meat and cheese boards alongside a selection of small plates, customers can now try out tasty mozzarella arancini balls served with marinara sauce and rocket, delicious whitebait with a homemade tartar sauce, homemade Spanish tortilla served with a sun-blushed tomato dip and a smoked mackerel pâté on garlic crostini with caper popcorn. Those with a sweet tooth will not be disappointed either by a trio of chocolate truffles including dark chocolate & Tawny Port, milk chocolate & spiced rum and white chocolate & Lambrusco and soon to be added to the menu, chocolate sorbet and coconut ice cream from The Chocolate Tree in Bruntsfield.
Customers to Clark and Lake can accompany their choice of dish with a drink from the extensive wine list with each available in 125ml, 175ml glasses as well as 500ml carafes or by the bottle. These include an Albarino Lagar de Bouza from Galicia in Spain, a Cava de Ribeauville Riesling from Alsace, France, a Domaine Berrod Fleurie from Beaujolais and Santa Marena Espinos y Cardos Pinot Noir from Chile.
Those more tempted by beers will find an extensive selection of bottled beers available including Beavertown Gamma Ray, Neck Oil and Smog Rocket, Brooklyn Lager and Camden Gentlemen’s Wit.
Founded by Andrew Thompson after years of researching, planning and sampling eateries around the world, Clark and Lake is his long term dream to bring a European approach to dining in Edinburgh. With a menu including a choice of sharing platters with meats and cheeses from Spain, France, Italy as well as across the UK, the relaxed and informal setting is already proving to be a welcome addition to the burgeoning restaurant scene around Tollcross and Bruntsfield and with the choice of new specials on offer, it’s sure to continue.
Clark and Lake - 8 Gillespie Pl, Edinburgh EH10 4HS