Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

We’ve eaten in lots of Dublin’s best restaurants but one place we hadn’t been to was Patrick Guilbaud’s on Merrion Street. The main reason for me was the price of the tasting menu, which is more expensive than the one we had at Gordon Ramsay’s Royal Hospital a few years back. When a menu costs ...

Nettle And Wild Garlic Quiche

Nettle And Wild Garlic Quiche
There’s a lot of mystery surrounding pastry and as someone who’s never been much of a baker I have admit I find the topic a bit intimidating. A big problem for me has been consistency: while the basic ratio for shortcrust pastry is a 2:1 mix of flour to fat I always found myself having ...

Rabbit Ragu, Polenta, Orange Gremolata 8

Rabbit Ragu, Polenta, Orange Gremolata
A while back I was reading a great post on Gunter Nation which included a recipe for a slow cooked rabbit ragu with Bill particularly recommending serving it alongside polenta. This suggestion gave me the perfect excuse to attempt an outrageous recipe from the Balthazar cookbook that friends brought me back from a trip to ...

Nettle Soup

Nettle Soup
As you may have noticed it’s nettle season at the moment but this time, unlike last year, I lazily bought mine in the Temple Bar Farmers Market instead of foraging them myself. Although there are lots of similar recipes around for this soup I thought I’d post my one because rather than the usual thickening ...