The Three Chimneys Restaurant would be a nice place to stop on Skye for a Lenten lunch. Only joking - it must wait for Eastertide!
The Three Chimneys, located in a stone crofter's house, is the winner of multiple awards. In 2003, Restaurant Magazine proclaimed Chimneys as one of the world's top 50 restaurants. And the same high standards prevail today. Specialties are fresh seafood and Highland game, with examples like Aberdeen Angus beef with potatoes Dauphinoise; seared loin of lamb with fruity couscous; and pan-fried Scottish salmon with asparagus, and lemon sauce. The dessert menu includes scrumptious treats like marmalade pudding and Drambuie custard. More than 100 vintages from the wine list are available to accompany your meal.
I should be delighted to meet any of my readers at this humble restaurant - providing they pay the bill!
Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milcah, who was the wife of Abraham's brother Nahor. The girl was very beautiful, a virgin; no man had ever lain with her. She went down to the spring, filled her jar and came up again.
The servant hurried to meet her and said, "Please give me a little water from your jar."
"Drink, my lord," she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink.
After she had given him a drink, she said, "I'll draw water for your camels too, until they have finished drinking." So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew enough for all his camels. Without saying a word, the man watched her closely to learn whether or not the LORD had made his journey successful.
When the camels had finished drinking, the man took out a gold nose ring weighing a beka and two gold bracelets weighing ten shekels. Then he asked, "Whose daughter are you? Please tell me, is there room in your father's house for us to spend the night?"
She answered him, "I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son that Milcah bore to Nahor." And she added, "We have plenty of straw and fodder, as well as room for you to spend the night."
Then the man bowed down and worshiped the LORD, saying, "Praise be to the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness to my master. As for me, the LORD has led me on the journey to the house of my master's relatives." (Genesis 24.15-27)
We should all try and cultivate a spirit of praise and thanksgiving in our everyday lives. We shall continue with this lovely story tomorrow.