My Top 10 Irish Dishes of 2021 #3

#3: Monkfish and broad beans in morel sauce at Suesy Street in Dublin These sensationally tender, impossibly juicy medallions of grilled monkfish wrapped in crispy Iberico ham were served over firm fresh broad beans and asparagus tips in a creamy morel mushroom sauce. What a dish! It was that amazing…

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My Top 10 Irish Dishes of 2021 #9

#9: The Eire-Mex Bricfeasta Taco at Bia Cantina in Tullamore- 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 Taco” It’s even served with three Mexican-style salsas. The mild salsa was a guacamole, the medium was a…

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My Top 10 Irish Dishes of 2021 #10

#10: The Ulster Fry at Rostrevor Inn in County Down- Breakfast is included in the room rate at the Rostrevor Inn and I’ve enjoyed this stellar fry-up on several occasions. Although it’s listed on the menu as the Full Irish Breakfast, my friend Joe Shea who lives in these parts,…

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F.X. Buckley: The Dublin Steakhouse

  Call me a meat junkie, but there’s something about a restaurant attached to a butcher shop that makes my heart race. I have come across quite a few butcher shops with steakhouses in my travels. F.X. Buckley Victualler & Grocer on Pembroke St in Central Dublin is a brilliant…

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Culinary Tourism in Ireland

When an American couple came to visit us in the Burren last week, we asked them which of the local sights they wanted to see. Castles, dolmens, and hiking trails ranked lower on their wish list than the local seafood. First, they made reservations at Linnanne’s Lobster Bar and Moran’s…

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