Famous praise for Glasgow restaurant as new concept announced

TV presenter Carol Smillie blind-tastes 111 by Nico's latest dishes in new online video, as the Glasgow restaurant announces latest TRUST menu.

Published 26th Sep 2018
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

Many will recognise the presenter as the face of the late nineties and early noughties BBC home makeover show Changing Rooms, but in this new online video - filmed at 111 by Nico restaurant in Glasgow - viewers will see Carol take on a fun food challenge.

The restaurant invited the well-known TV presenter and media personality to preview the October menu with a blind tasting experience.

Carol was kept unaware of her food identity as Nico and his team cooked up a five course menu in a fast moving and humorous interactive food game, captured for online platforms.

TRUST is the dining experience at the award winning restaurant that asks guests to leave the decision of what to eat to the team of chefs.

The TRUST five course tasting menu is an immersive experience where the guest will choose from a list of 12 ingredients to make up their tasting menu.

Diners trust will be placed in the hands of the talented team of chefs who will create dishes around the guests chosen ingredients.

Never the same dinner twice, the TRUST menu begins with an amuse bouche highlighting local ingredients then, guests this October, will enjoy individual courses such as globe artichoke, lamb, pigeon and sea trout.

The five course tasting menu ends on a sweet note with a decadent dessert that includes ingredients of popcorn and raspberries.

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TRUST is priced at £25 per person and the 12 ingredients listed on each menu card will change on the 1st of every month.

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111 by Nico have also designed drinks that will enhance and compliment the TRUST menu.

The team have sourced fine wines from around the world to local craft breweries and independent whisky and gin distilleries, and the matching drinks pairing costs £22.

In addition to the new menu, the restaurant will launch a gastronomic leap of faith with TOTAL TRUST.

From October 1, the five course dinner (also priced at £25 per head) is designed by the chefs and every element of the menu will be complete surprise.

The TOTAL TRUST menu is an experience to be enjoyed by the entire table, and bookings must be made in advance.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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