Alastair Nisbet, owner of The Scottish Arms restaurant and bar in St. Louis, is starring in a series of videos celebrating the food of Scotland. (2015 is the Year of Food and Drink in Scotland.) Here’s the first video:
Nisbet spoke recently about why he came to the U.S. from Scotland and the work he did in St. Louis before opening The Scottish Arms a decade ago. (Audio runs 2:54)
Alastair points to his hometown of Aberdeen on the map of Scotland he proudly displays at The Scottish Arms.
How was Alastair chosen to do the videos? (Audio runs 3:55)
Here’s Alastair’s April video in which he prepares Scottish Salmon:
Alastair has another restaurant and bar in St. Louis called The Shaved Duck, featuring a totally American type of cooking. He explained how the place got its name. (Audio runs 2:26)
The bar at The Scottish Arms is well stocked.
There have been changes in the beer selection at The Scottish Arms in recent times. (Audio runs 2:00)
Be sure to bookmark the website scotland.org/scottishrecipes and look for Alastair’s videos each month.
The Scottish Arms is located at 8 South Sarah Street, just north of Forest Park Avenue (and just a hop, skip and jump from the new IKEA store). thescottisharms.com
The Shaved Duck is located at 2900 Virginia at Pestalozzi in Tower Grove East. theshavedduck.com