Socca, Mushrooms, Parsnip, Smoked Bacon

Socca, Mushrooms, Parsnip, Smoked Bacon
It may be a week late for Pancake Tuesday but I’ve actually been meaning to try these crepes from Southern France for a long time. Originally a peasant dish originating in Genoa comprising just chickpea flour, olive oil and water, I first read about them in the Balthazar cookbook (you can even see my copy ...

The French Table, Limerick

French influences on the food served here in Ireland are pretty pervasive but it’s actually surprising how few restaurants are actually serving French cuisine as opposed to just using the techniques pioneered there. I can only think of three (L’Gueuleton, Chez Max, Les Frères Jacques) in Dublin so I was looking forward to dining somewhere ...

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 ...

Pearl Brasserie 2

I found myself walking by Pearl Brasserie when I was in town doing some shopping and as I’d not eaten yet I decided to take the chance to have lunch there as I’d been meaning to visit for quite a while now. It seemed like I was the first customer of the day so getting ...