Red Gurnard With Carrot Ribbons, Roast Fennel And Beurre Noisette 4

Red Gurnard With Carrot Ribbons, Roast Fennel And Beurre Noisette
I was reading a post over at Holy Mackerel that prompted me to finally try red gurnard because I knew I’d be in Kish Fish over the weekend. As it’s a less popular and more sustainable species one of the great things about it is the price: I managed to get four very nice fillets ...

Lamb And Fennel With Garganelli 1

Lamb And Fennel With Garganelli
We had some fennel leftover from a risotto I made this week and I figured since the spring lamb season is upon us again I’d combine the two. I generally much prefer lamb from the end of summer or coming into autumn that’s had a chance to graze on pasture because it has a more ...

L’Enclume

The Lake District would probably not be somewhere you would associate with cutting edge cuisine but since 2003 it’s been home to L’Enclume, one the UK’s most innovative places to eat. They also provide rooms for guests to stay in and do a special couple’s deal that includes accommodation, a bottle of champagne on arrival, ...

Chickpea And Chorizo Stew 2

My review of L’Enclume is taking a lot longer than expected so I thought I’d just put a post up about a nice easy midweek dinner I often make. There’s always a bit of chorizo in our fridge and some tinned tomatoes and chick peas lying around so this recipe is very handy for the ...

Veal Stock…In A Pressure Cooker 2

Veal stock is not something you see many recipes for never mind cooked in a pressure cooker so given the lack of information online I thought I’d write a post about how I make mine. I’d been wanting to try this method ever since I read an article about it in the Guardian years ago ...

Chicken, Walnut and Tarragon Pasta

Chicken, Walnut and Tarragon Pasta
I’ve had a few people say to me before that chicken and pasta are never paired in dishes in Italy and if we’re talking about topping with a full chicken breast  for no reason other than to add some protein to the meal then they’re right. But I definitely remember eating the combination in my ...

Camden Kitchen

Camden Kitchen
When Camden Kitchen opened last April, it would have been quite easy to be cynical and dismiss it as yet another formulaic addition to the glut of mid-price bistros appearing in Dublin over the past two years. However, I realised how unfair this would have been when I dined there during August: in particular, a ...

Osteria Il Baccaro

Osteria Il Baccaro
Osteria Il Baccaro is a restaurant in Meetinghouse Square in Temple Bar I often pass but very rarely eat in. In fact, the only meal I’ve ever had there was over five years ago; take that as more of a reflection on the location rather than the quality of the cooking because it is hidden ...

Hello

I’m not quite sure what you’re supposed to put in a first blog post so instead of just repeating what’s in my About section I’ll just say that for the first few posts I’ll be posting some reviews of restaurants in the city I’ve eaten in over the past month or two. They won’t be ...