A few weeks ago my sister invited me along to a Nina Nesbitt gig in Aberdeen. As it was my day off we decided we'd grab something to eat in town before heading to the The Lemon Tree. Laura is vegetarian so after a quick google of various menus we settled for Amicus Apple as they had the most and more unique options for her. It's somewhere I've been meaning to try for a while and I was not disappointed.
We were greeted into the stylish bar and seated in a booth near the entrance. It has kind of an upmarket student vibe; I loved the comfy cushions and the light installment above us. There was a mixture of families out for a bite to eat, suited and booted office folk out for post-work drinks and dolled up students having a few pre-nightclub cocktails.
As always, I started with the cocktail list. Amicus Apple offers a large choice of unusual drinks (PBJ cocktails, anyone?) but the "Pink Angel" was my drink du jour. It's basically a cosmopolitan with a raspberry and elderflower twist. Like drinking juice!
Now onto food...
We skipped starters to save room for pudding after Laura mentioned that there was a peanut butter option on the dessert menu! For main, she chose the Open Beetroot and Pear Lasagne. It looked absolutely amazing with the mix of colours and pretty floral presentation. I didn't have a taste but I have it on good authority that it was yummy! Even if it did take us a while to figure out that the cold pasta was actually cheese... or "Parmesan ribbons" according to the menu. The portion size didn't look like much but then pasta is always surprisingly filling.
My main was the Jerk Chicken Burger which was served with a sweet, peppery relish and fries. I swapped the skinny fries for sweet potato ones and was glad I did. They were crispy and delicious! The chicken burger itself was a huge BBQ-y piece of chicken served in a yummy brioche bun with lettuce and tomato. I'd definitely have this again!
Obviously for dessert I had the White Chocolate Cheesecake with Peanut Butter Crust and Jam Coulis. A-ma-zing! It was a huge portion that I really wanted to finish but couldn't after eating my burger and fries. It was really sweet and had some sugary, tablet pieces through it as well so it started to get a bit sickly after a while, but I would recommend it to anybody with a real sweet tooth. Again it was presented beautifully and the flower was a nice touch. Laura went for the Warm Salted Caramel Brownie with Chocolate Sauce and Ice Cream. It was another large portion of caramel chocolate goodness! Not quite as sweet as my cheesecake so probably a safer option, especially at the end of a large meal!
Amicus Apple was the perfect place for our casual pre-gig dinner and I'd recommend lining your stomach here before a night out. You can find them on Langstane Place in Aberdeen or in Edinburgh at 17 Frederick Street, with a slightly different menu and a view of the castle!
Have you ever tried Amicus Apple?