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Food / June 21, 2022

Bahay announces MAE takeover

Food / June 21, 2022

Bahay announces MAE takeover

Words: Shamim de Brún
Images: Instagram

The takeover will run from June 29 to July 3 and will be a strictly limited ticketed event.

Tickets will be available tomorrow, Wednesday, June 22, from midday on Eventbrite. There will be two sittings per night, Wednesday to Saturday, with tickets strictly limited to per sitting.

The tasting style set menu and optional wine pairing recommendations will be available. Following Mae’s ethos, the menu will focus on Filipino flavours using the best Irish seasonal ingredients. There will be a vegetarian or vegan option available with prior notice.

Typically the wine pairing comes in at thirty fie euros, but there is also a fifty quid option. In addition, their classic French list extends to eighty pages of wines directly imported by The French Paradox.

Bahay is typically a Filipino flavour-focused food truck. However, inspired by Vietnom ex-Clanbrassil House chef Richie Castillo and girlfriend Alex O’Neill broke off to bring Richie’s dad’s recipes to the people. Their menus focus on locally grown, seasonal Irish produce with Filipino flavours and cooking styles. Typically they have street food options, small plates and specials. 

MAE is a relatively new venture from Grainne O’Keefe that celebrates seasonal cooking and features considered wines. Gráinne is the chef and owner of Mae restaurant who made a name for herself in a previous life as head chef of Clanbrassil House. Here her cooking was clever, skilful, made with passion and full of spark.

At the Bahay MAE takeover, guests should expect an elevated experience more akin to their work at Hen’s Teeth. Off the back of their pop-up at The Glimmerman in May, Bahay popped up at Hen’s Teeth diner on Saturday, seven and Sunday, May 8. The mobile operation run by Richie Castillo and Alex O’Neill was a sell-out success when their set the menu in Dublin 8’s hipster darling and became the city’s most coveted weekend dining ticket.

This looks set to be as sought after if not more as Bahay take another step towards artisinal adulthood.

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