The Smashed Gourmet

Food, Wine ,Travel

The Greenhouse – Dublin, Ireland (January 2014)

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We booked the Greenhouse very late in the day  and  managed to grab a table for our 1st evenings dining on our visit to Dublin. On arrival at the restaurant we were seated and given the menus. The waiter explained how the menus worked and left us to make our choices.


We opted for the chef’s 5 course surprise tasting menu along with a bottle of Spanish Godello wine. The chef Mickael  Viljanen cooks modern British Food in a small busy city centre restaurant.  Our canapés appeared firstly along with the bread selection – 5 different canapés which were all amazing both in taste and presentation. The bread was also top class with a “hoppy” Guinness loaf being our choice.
The 1st course was a foie Gras dish with an apple jelly, foie gras snow and walnuts.. Sublime and light. Scallops with textures of beetroot and an oyster emulsion was the second course. Beautifully cooked scallop complimented by earthy beetroot.
Next up was the fish course Halibut accompanied with Dublin Bay prawns, textures of cauliflower and blood orange.


Main course was pine smoked Sika deer loin and braised shoulder  and, the dessert was a chocolate terrine with smoked milk and passion fruit sorbet.
All dishes were stunning in their presentation, taste and textures and the wine choice was amazing.  Service was very friendly and relaxed.  A top end experience and up there with the one starred restaurants out there that we have visited. Highly recommended and I think very reasonably priced in comparison to other eateries in the city. 5*



Author: thesmashedgourmet

An Old school Lancashire Lad who is a food & a wine obsessed traveller & cook. A lover of all things remotely edible and a quaffer of fine wines and real ales.

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