Being a suitcase kid means that I travel quite a bit. Over the last few months I have been up to Edinburgh and usually opt to stay at the Dakota Hotel, founded by Formula 1 race driver David Coulthard.
The hotel itself is amazing: a little piece of modern heaven on earth with its plush decor and ridiculously cool vibe. The best thing about the hotel (apart from room service!) is the restaurant, which has won several awards.
Unless there is something SERIOUSLY wrong with me, whenever I’m in the Dakota, I MUST order a crème brûlée just because it is oh so special. Now, I’ve had many a crème brûlée in my time – from Drambuie infused to sultana spiked. But I am yet to find one which touches my soul as much as the Dakota special does (YES! It is THAT deep!)
The top layer of caramelised sugar tastes like what I imagine a sugar coated ice rink would be like. And I turn into a giggly little girl when I attack and puncture the top coat. What lies beneath is an oozing concoction of crème custard and a series of secret spices. Thinking about it now makes me want to risk adverse weather conditions, travel up North and gobble one all up!
If you’re ever in the area, you MUST TRY IT OUT!