Food Spotted in January: Kilkenny, Dublin, London
We’re at the end of the month and looking back through the archive on the phone and via Foodspotting.com, there’s no doubting it was a food-filled month. Here’s a look back in pictures of some dishes tried out and about in Kilkenny, Dublin and London over the course of the month.
When in London and presented with a Lebanese restaurant the moment you step off the tube, sure you may as well. They also make a mean apple, ginger and mint juice.
These lime and chilli marinated prawns in a tempura batter with wasabi dressing clock in around €7.95 on the starter menu. Just keep them coming.
No beans, but you’ll get massive slices of pudding at the Courtyard Bar & Grill.
A grilled goats cheese starter, organic local beetroot with caramelised pecans and chardonnay vinaigrette. Yep, it’s damn tasty. €8.50.
From the gluten free menu at Café Mocha, Kilkenny, comes the goats cheese tartlet with red onion marmalade, a beetroot salad and mixed leaves. If you’re still peckish, grab yourself a side order of Mocha fries as well, huge handcut wedges served with a chilli mayo dip.
Having rediscovered Orange Café in Kilkenny, formerly Yum Café, it turns out that they do a mean carrot cake. I didn’t ask if it was made in house or bought in, but it’s as fresh as you like and served with heaps of frosting and cream.
If you’re heading to Her Majesty’s Theatre or the Royal Theatre in Haymarket, London, the lunch menu at Prezzo is a winner, so too is this pizza. I’m only hoping it came out of the roaring oven they have at the back of the restaurant.
Forget McMuffins, a toasted English muffin with egg, bacon and pork & leek sausage was the right job for breakfast at Garfunkel’s near Paddington tube station, London.
This is in danger of becoming a regular weekend purchase. Having first tried Josephine Plettenberg’s stromboli (front) at the Real Bread night last weekend, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to nab some this morning for the weekend breakfast. It’s just that damn good.
For those with a sweet tooth at lunchtime, the dessert counter at the Springhill in Kilkenny comes loaded with cakes and these bad boys.
We may have ordered the entire menu at Andalucia after an afternoon at the theatre in London. Gorgeous food, served quick, super friendly staff.
Another stop at the Kilkenny Design Centre for their vegetarian options, this one a vegetable quiche with roast vegatbles and potatoes on the side from their weekend board.