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Restaurant’s Buckfast flavour cheesecake proves a big hit

A RESTAURANT owned by ex-Celtic star Harry Hood is serving cheesecake – made with Buckfast.

And the tonic wine dessert is proving a big hit at the recently refurbished Parkville Hotel.

Harry’s daughter Siobhan Edwards, a director of the hotel, said: “The response has been fantastic from customers.

“If we manage to put a smile on people’s faces then we are doing something right.

“We have featured the cheesecake about four or five times and it proves to be a big hit every time.

“We might have to start thinking about making it a permanent feature.”

The Parkville, in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, has just had a £750,000 facelift.

Harry, 64, added: “The restaurant is doing well and has surpassed expectations.

“We’ve invested during a very difficult climate so the food had to be first class.”

The Buckfast dish, thought up by chef Debbie Fuller, is part of a Scottish menu.

It includes whisky and haggis fritters, with Irn-Bru sorbet on the way soon.

James Perrie, executive head chef, said he wasn’t surprised at the cheesecake’s success.

He said: “It is very thick wine which makes it ideal to cook with.”

Harry also owns the Angels Hotel and The Castle Rooms bar in Uddingston and The Croft bar in Croftfoot, Glasgow.

He scored 74 goals in seven years with Celtic.

Source: The Daily Record

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