Words: Shamim de Brún
Words: Shamim de Brún
April is here, and so are the sexy-looking dishes. We’ve consolidated all the best-looking bits into one handy article for your care and attention. So if you’re looking to eat in Dublin this week, then this is the list for you.
Look at this stunning dish! It’s like spring on a plate. I mean, Irish Smoked Salmon, Pickled Cucumber & Shallots, Flaxseed? Are you kidding me? First of all, let’s talk about that smoked salmon. It’s like velvet, silky and delicate, with just the right amount of smokiness. And then you’ve got those tangy pickled cucumbers and shallots, adding a zingy punch of flavour to cut through the richness of the salmon. And if it tastes half as good as it looks, then we’re all in for a treat.
This Yuzu and green apple Napolean cake is a beautiful hybrid of Japanese and French flavours. And it looks like something you find in the halls of IMMA. I mean, look at those layers of pastry, creamy custard, and tart green apples infused with the zesty tang of yuzu. It’s like a symphony of textures and flavours dancing in your mouth.
And don’t even get me started on the presentation. This baby is stacked high, with aligned layers and a dusting of powdered sugar on top. It’s like a tower of yumminess that’s just begging to be devoured.
This handmade Rhubarb Jam Choux bun is the real deal. It’s like a little bite of heaven, with its light and airy choux pastry filled to the brim with tangy handmade rhubarb jam. And let’s talk about the aesthetics here. This baby is perfectly piped and baked to a golden brown, and that pink-red jam oozing out of the top is just begging to be devoured.
Plus, it’s handheld, which means you can pop one of these bad boys into your mouth on the go. It’s like the perfect little snack to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. I’m gonna go ahead and say that this handmade Rhubarb Jam Choux bun is the best-looking little snack to eat this week.
Would you look at this fancy roast. It’s like a hipster’s dream come true, with its artisanal meats, farm-to-table veggies, and Instagram-worthy presentation.
I mean, check out that perfectly cooked chicken and the pie with a steamy centre and crispy outer crust. And those roasties? They look like butter wouldn’t melt they’re that cute. I can almost hear how crispy they are through the picture. Plus, the greens. They pop! They’re like the kind of veggies that make you forget you’re even eating something healthy. This hipster Sunday roast is like a meal fit for a king or kween. (Do we even say hipster any more). If you’re looking for a hearty meal of the week Hen’s Teeth is the way to go. It’s like comfort food with a high-end makeover, and I’m here for it.
Flaneur’s new Steak Tournedos Rossini is the ultimate dish of the week. We’ve got a juicy and tender steak cooked to perfection and topped with some seriously decadent foie gras. And if that’s not enough, they throw on some truffle shavings just for kicks. It’s like they’re trying to make every other meal you’ve ever had feel inferior.
But wait, it gets even better. This masterpiece is then drizzled with a rich jus that’s so good you’ll want to lick the plate clean. Plus, it’s under twenty-five quid. Absolute steal of a bargain. It’s like a carnivore’s dream come true in this cozzy living crisis. Get in and get on it this week.
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