There used to be a restaurant on King St. in Old Town Alexandria, VA. When that place closed it was like losing an old friend. They had some of the most magnificent game dishes: venison, quail, rabbit, salmon, etc. Instead of a wine list, they had a scotch list of some of the most exquisite single malts.
In fact, I'm about to head out to the store to get the fixings for a dish of theirs I "reverse engineered" and serve every Thanksgiving :-)
I stand corrected. Any country (empire, whatever) that can lay claim to single malt scotch deserves a lifetime pass on food!
If I remember correctly, this restaurant occupied a corner on King St. a few blocks up from restaurant row nearer to the Masonic Temple spire.
We used to celebrate Robert Burns’s birthday there every year back in the 80’s. Really nice place. Lots of atmosphere, but loud as hell on a weekend night. Wasn’t it called “Scotland Yard?” Memory fails me after all these years. Never got up the nerve (or was drunk enough) to try haggis. Bought a real nice white, hand-woven, wool fisherman’s sweater there once. IIRC, it had a “really” nice price tag on it as well.