My Top 10 Irish Dishes of 2021 #2

#2: Lobster and heritage tomatoes at Gregan’s Castle in Ballyvaughan- What a summer treat: Our local New Quay lobster perfectly cooked and served cold in a salad alongside Chef Robbie McCauley’s succulent homegrown tomatoes—with lettuce leaves underneath and sourdough toast on top. It was the perfect complement to the bubbly…

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My Top 10 Irish Dishes of 2019 #2

Lobster and broadbeans at Gregan’s Castle in the Burren In April, when the fresh broad beans were at their peak, chef Robbie McCauley at Gregan’s Castle served this luscious stack of sweet Irish lobster meat piled on a bed of the tender beans and topped with aromatic fennel. The lobster came…

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Vaughan's Anchor Inn in Liscannor

  Can’t stop talking about the housemade black pudding topped with foie gras and a sprinkling of pistachios I was served at Vaughan’s Anchor Inn the other night. What an amazing combination of flavors and what a stunning dish to look at. The combination of blood sausage and duck liver has a Fergus…

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My Top 10 Irish Dishes of 2017 #4

No. 4 Lobster & Chips at The King’s Head Bistro, Galway      Steak frites, fish & chips, its an old formula, after all. But how is it I’ve never seen a whole lobster split open and served with a cone of crispy frites before?   Wow! What a treat. The dish looked as…

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