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MacCallums Oyster Bar meets Tam Cowan

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MacCallums Oyster Bar meets Tam Cowan

I know there's very little Tam Cowan doesn't like when it comes to food, but he gives a very positive review of this restaurant at Troon Harbour. The bit that stood out the most in his review was that they were using ramekins for the salt and not salt shakers. That would put me right off a place but I've always wanted to give McCallums a try. Anyone know if they still serve the salt in ramekins?

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1. Re: MacCallums Oyster Bar meets Tam Cowan

I must admit to not owning such a device as a salt shaker. Salt in a ramekin at home.

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2. Re: MacCallums Oyster Bar meets Tam Cowan

Purple, Would salt in ramekins actually stop you visiting an otherwise (potentially) excellent restaurant? Seems a shame!

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3. Re: MacCallums Oyster Bar meets Tam Cowan

Teehee. I might not worry about using a salt pig at home, but the thought of a load of other people with dipping their fingers in a pot of salt that I am then expected use, makes me squeamish. It gave Tam Cowan pause for thought. Am I that odd? *pause for effect*

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4. Re: MacCallums Oyster Bar meets Tam Cowan

I would take anything Tam says with a pince of salt !!!!!

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5. Re: MacCallums Oyster Bar meets Tam Cowan

If it gives Tam Cowan pause for thought then there can be no higher recommendation. A two bit football fan pretending he knows about food does not a restaurant critic make.

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6. Re: MacCallums Oyster Bar meets Tam Cowan

I think we all have similar thoughts on Tam the man, but putting that aside for the moment, would you all think its ok to dip your fingers into a pot of salt that other people have also dipped their fingers into, then sprinkle said salt onto your food. Is this the moment I discover that i am an obsessive compulsive?

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7. Re: MacCallums Oyster Bar meets Tam Cowan

Totally agree with you Purple, what is wrong with a proper salt (and pepper) shaker.

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8. Re: MacCallums Oyster Bar meets Tam Cowan

I personally don't have a problem with it but perhaps a salt grinder would be the answer.

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9. Re: MacCallums Oyster Bar meets Tam Cowan

"what is wrong with a proper salt (and pepper) shaker"

Much better with grinders for both IMHO (if you are not using ramekins)

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10. Re: MacCallums Oyster Bar meets Tam Cowan

Got to have salt on ma chips, and it's gotta be salt untouched or poked about by sticky fingers or curious kiddies. Its not much to ask is it;-)