Tuesday 6 July 2004

The black market expands

I have dined several times at the excellent Ducks at Le Marche Noir restaurant. The organisation is expanding:
THE idiosyncratic Edinburgh restaurateur Malcolm Duck is set to expand his bistro chain into East Lothian with the acquisition of the Kilspindie Hotel in Aberlady.

In a private deal expected to go through today, Mr Duck, who owns the stylish New Town bistro Duck’s at Le Marche Noir and holds the catering contract at Lennoxlove House, will take control of the three-star hotel for an undisclosed sum.

Until today I hadn't realised that Malcolm's father enjoyed a rather exotic name:
Born in Quetta, Pakistan, the son of Dr Donald Duck, who was a missionary doctor, Mr Duck left the navy in 1991 and took over the running of Duck’s at Le Marche Noir.

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Alastair Ross (
Dr Duck practiced medicine in Mallaig and i have reason to be grateful to him as he provided emergency treatment to a close friend of mine who suffered a heart attack on Arisaig beach.Any attempt to manufacture a pun on the doctor`s name Disney meet with my approval.

10 July 2004, 00:12:29 GMT+01:00
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David Carr (
Dr. Donald Duck? 
I bet he was a quack.

8 July 2004, 00:25:12 GMT+01:00
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Harry Powell (
It's all the odder if you ask yourself why it isn't Donald Drake.

6 July 2004, 17:31:07 GMT+01:00