Words: Shamim de Brún
Words: Shamim de Brún
May is fully underway, 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.
Lambay Crab Toast is a quintessential summer treat that embodies the flavours and essence of the coastal paradise. With its delicate blend of fresh crab meat, tangy lemon zest, and a hint of vibrant herbs, each bite takes you on a culinary journey along the shores of Lambay Island.
The golden, toasted bread provides the perfect canvas to showcase the succulent crab, elevating it to new heights. As you savour the combination of sweet and briny flavours, you can almost feel the refreshing sea breeze caressing your face. This simple yet indulgent pleasure is a reminder to embrace the joys of summer and relish in the bounties of nature. Lambay Crab Toast is a delightful escape, a momentary respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and an invitation to savour the fleeting pleasures of the season whenever the opportunity arises. This week it is risen at Michael’s, so you should arise and go get it.
Cupcakes are always the move. But cupcakes infused with champagne at The Fat Fox are the epitome of a perfect pairing that will leave you craving for more. Combining the elegance of bubbly champagne with the whimsical charm of a cupcake creates a delightful harmony of flavours. The effervescence of the champagne subtly infuses the cake, imparting a delicate and luxurious essence. It’s the taste of celebration in every bite. A reminder to cherish life’s little pleasures. So raise if you’re looking for a little treat this week, then indulge in some champagne-infused goodness and let your taste buds revel in the marriage of the gods of celebration.
The Oyster Tempura at Sole is a testament to the low-key genius of culinary innovation. A thrilling ride where the delicate brininess of the rock oysters is enhanced by a crisp and light tempura batter. The contrast is both satisfying and addictive. Here the addition of sesame seaweed adds a subtle umami note, while the miso mayo provides a harmonious balance of savoury and tangy elements. As with all seafood from Sole, it is expertly composed to elevate the humble oyster into a culinary experience.
This dish showcases the finesse and creativity of the chefs at Sole, who understand that simplicity can be the ultimate form of sophistication. So, if you find yourself at Sole, do not miss the opportunity to savour the Oyster Tempura—it’ll leave you in awe of its low-key genius.
The Sea Bream Crudo with jalapeño and ginger broth, complemented by chard cucumber, dill, and chocolate mint, is a dish that will vibrate with vibrant sensations. The delicate slices of seabream, showcased in their raw form, provide a pristine canvas for the interplay of ingredients that follow. The jalapeño and ginger broth adds a subtle kick. The chard cucumber lends a crisp and refreshing zinger, while the dill brings a herbaceous brightness that rounds out the dish like a hole-in-one.
But it’s the addition of chocolate mint that takes this dish to another level. The unexpected hint of sweetness from the chocolate mint will leave you intrigued and pleasantly surprised. This starter captures the essence of the season, making it an absolute must-try for any discerning palate.
Fish tacos with mango salsa are the ultimate way to elevate your dinner this week. The combination of succulent, flaky fish nestled in a warm tortilla, topped with vibrant and refreshing mango salsa, creates a flavour explosion that is simply irresistible. The contrast between the tender fish and the crispy tortilla provides a satisfying textural harmony, while the sweetness of the mango salsa cuts through with a burst of tropical goodness. Each bite transports you to sun-soaked beaches. Klaw, as always, captures the essence of coastal living. You’ll want to tango with the tanginess of lime, the heat of jalapeños, and the freshness of cilantro all night long. These bad boys offer a delightful escape and a momentary holiday even if you’re not going away this summer. Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in this ultimate dinner delight.
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