A mixed market with food and drink along with local arts, crafts and other retail stalls, I was immediately drawn towards Scoff, which promised the intriguing prospect of Cullen skink in a tattie scone. This sounded in the territory of something that had been commissioned specifically to meet my needs to I ordered one up from the lovely stallholder woman.For eating on the go, the skink had to be more towards a stew than a soup, but this was fine by me. Richly smoky chunks were ladled into the centre of the scone, then topped with creamy chives and crisped onions, then expertly wrapped up. £5 seemed a more than fair deal for this innovative item.
It proved exceptionally good eating and despite my initial misgivings that it might be on the messy side, I managed to wolf the lot without tie destruction or the need for much mopping up. It goes straight to the top of the Edinburgh Chowzter list, as it hits their brief absolutely dead-on.I look forward to coming back for more tasty treats at Scoff. They appear at various markets around the place, but given the new Friday market is just a matter of minutes away from my office, it’s at this great new addition to our city’s food scene that I’ll no doubt see them again.