A RARE sunny day in Aberdeen demands a visit to a beer garden after work.
And luckily my friend Kristen was on call to waste a few hours in the evening sun and have a bite to eat.
Siberia fitted the bill perfectly.
With my favourite starter on the menu, I didn’t look any further than the bruschetta (£3.25).
The large portion, which consisted of two halves of a ciabatta smothered in garlic, balsamic vinegar, fresh tomatoes and red onions, was incredibly filling and tasty.
Kristen went for a starter she can never resist, jalapeno poppers (£4.70).
Again the portion could have fed two, with six jumbo-sized pieces. Each popper was bursting with cream cheese, which often drowned the fiery kick of the jalapenos.
However, the Tabasco-tinged, ferocious salsa made up for it.
Kristen stuck with the spicy theme for her next course by going for a chilli bowl (£5.95).
Her plate resembled a Mayan pyramid and took both of us tucking in to make a dent.
With what looked like a whole bag of nacho chips underneath the slathering of chilli, jalapenos and sour cream, this dish’s value for money bordered on ridiculous – especially given the quality.
My main, a Caesar salad (£6.10), was a little disappointing in comparison. It looked carelessly thrown together and was bland.
But it was the only cloud on a sunny day treat.