New Vegetarian Menu for Cafe Sol Kilkenny?

Warm Chick Pea & Bok Choy Fresh Herb Salad @ Cafe Sol
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Warm Chick Pea & Bok Choy Fresh Herb Salad @ Cafe Sol

Warm Chick Pea & Bok Choy Fresh Herb Salad @ Cafe Sol (Photo by Ken McGuire on

THIS SUNDAY night sees Cafe Sol in Kilkenny run a vegetarian tasting menu which could be an indicator to greater changes on their main menu and greater vegetarian options on a whole. On a night out there in January of this year I had been advised that changes were coming that could put as many as six vegetarian main courses on the menu, which would be a great help when dining out on home soil (considering Herself is vegetarian, amongst other things).

So, the restaurant have announced a tasting menu for their new vegetarian options, in association with Vegetarian Kilkenny, a local group who meet on the first Sunday of every month to catch up and share their own vegetarian dishes and delights. The tasting menu this Sunday September 25th at 7pm and will cost €30 per person.

Read on to find out what’s on the menu…

  • Entrée
    Butternut squash, coconut and coriander soup with black olive tapenade, rosemary and cherry tomato focaccia.
  • Starter tasting plate
    Falafel with red chilli and coriander emulsion with apple and mint dip Roasted pear and red chard salad with brazil nut oatcake Grilled marinated haloumi with a lime and caper relish
    followed by
    Puy lentil, sautéed wild mushroom and Knockdrinna goats cheese tartlet, white truffle oil
  • Main course tasting plate
    Beetroot and sugar snap risotto, parmesan and paprika crisp, pistachio and lemon thyme oil Pecan and hazelnut terrine, tempura of vegetables and curried baby corn coulis, red onion relish
    followed by
    Orange and lavender scented granita
  • Dessert plate
    Russet apple, apricot and rosehip crumble, crushed buttered sable, vanilla cream Oven roasted figs with grand marnier, honeyed mascarpone and purple basil cream Jasmine infused panna cotta, blackberry compote and coconut tuile
  • Tea/coffee

If this sounds tempting, you can make a reservation for the vegetarian menu tasting night at Cafe Sol by calling 056-7794987.

Written by Ken McGuire
Writes and talks a lot about food, spending way too much time in the kitchen or behind the lens taking photos. Digital Media Specialist by day, broadcaster by night, living in Kilkenny with Mrs. Any Given Food and two crazy rescue hounds.