There is nothing better than winning and dinning with loved ones, but if you want to keep your foodie experiences fresh this summer, why not check out these two hotspots as they have added something new to the foodie scene.
A collaboration of whiskey and fine food
The Riddler with the Irish Whiskey Museum
On 19 July, The Riddler unites with the experts at the Irish Whiskey Museum to host a unique dining experience. The Riddler’s head chef Artur Garwin, and Dara Daly of the Irish Whiskey Museum, will take guests on a unique dining and drinking experience that will spark their imagination with a delectable menu expertly paired with specifically chosen Irish whiskeys.
For those who want to widen their knowledge of the world’s whiskeys, the Irish whiskey dinner at The Riddler commences with an amuse-bouche and an Irishman Single Malt – an impressive whiskey which is one of only a handful of Irish triple distilled single malts on the market, aged in oak bourbon and oloroso sherry casks.
With a delicious first course - a fresh crab salad - and a main which offers a choice between a pan-fried fillet of Irish hake paired with Greenspot Chateau Montelena or a slow-cooked, succulent beef rump with West Cork Glengarriff peat charred cask, everyone’s taste buds will be satisfied.
To end the night on a high, the final dish is a chocolate dessert designed to be paired with the award-winning Tyrconnell 10-year old Madeira Finish Irish Single Malt, a whiskey with a rich yet silky smooth mouthfeel and delicious flavours of crème caramel, malt, barley sugar, chocolate, toffee and pineapple.
If you have a craving for great whiskey and fine food, The Riddler in conjunction with the Irish Whiskey Museum takes place on 19 July, and is the ideal treat. Pre-booking is essential, tickets are €55 per person. For more details see The Riddler.
A sizzling summer menu
Talented Cliff Townhouse chef Sean Smith, is so delighted with his newly refurbished Kitchen that he has marked the occasion with an array of new summer dishes for you to savour.
With a wide range of fresh starters including a ceviche of scallops with fennel, yuzu and orange, or the finger-licking richness of poached lobster with orange beurre blanc and a summer salad, there is more than one option to satisfy your hunger.
For mains, the section varies from crab lasagne with summer vegetables and shellfish bisque, and a Royal fish pie, a classic made extra-luxurious with lobster. One of the fun non-fish dishes on the new menu, designed for sharing, is a whole honey-glazed duck, lacquered in honey and covered in spices – Szechuan pepper, coriander, lavender and cumin.
These alluring dishes are now available at the Cliff Townhouse, and chef Sean Smith will soon be leading his much-anticipated summer seafood masterclasses which will demonstrate how choosing some of the finest fish, and preparing it simply at home, can result in great, flavourful food. A selection of dates are available, tickets are €30 and include the masterclass, a glass of wine and some nibbles, and on departure you will receive a voucher to return on another date for a two course pre-theatre dinner. Booking is required. For more details see Cliff Townhouse.
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