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Eire-Mex is Catching On

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Put the familiar eggs, sausage, beans and black pudding from a “full Irish breakfast” on a corn tortilla and you’ve got Bia Cantina’s “Bricfeasta Tacos” (There’s also a vegetarian version.) I loved the breakfast taco...

My Top 10 Irish Dishes of 2020 #1

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Roast Grouse with blackberries and liver pate at Gregan’s Castle in the Burren was the most spectacular thing we put in our mouths in 2020. Chef Robbie McCauley hits it out of the park so...

My Top 10 Irish Dishes of 2020 #2

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The Seafood Sharing Platter at the Seafood Cafe by Niall Sabongi is a spectaular array of cold seafood including prawns, scallops, oysters and brown crab with sauces and condiments. Though intended to feed a group,...

My Top 10 Irish Dishes of 2020 #3

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The luscious Lobster Salad starter at the Guinea Pig Restaurant features a half lobster split in half and served with an herbal green froth and sprigs of dill. The Guinea Pig is located in the...

My Top 10 Irish Dishes of 2020 #4

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Scallops in brown butter at Barrtra Seafood in Lahinch are very fresh and gently cooked shellfish in a minimal sauce that lets the succulent flavor shine through. The scallops were preceded by a starter of...

My Top 10 Irish Dishes of 2020 #5

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The Grilled Monkfish in Tomato Coulis at Out of the Blues Seafood in Dingle is fine plate of fish. The lovely bouillabaisse we had for a starter tipped us off that a French chef was...

My Top 10 Irish Dishes of 2020 #6

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The Scampi at Julia’s Lobster Truck is a plate of sweet and succulent jumbo shrimp deep-fried in a crispy breading served with chips. Julia Hemingway does all her frying in beef tallow or “beef drippings”...