We recently dined at the Greenhouse, where the food truly looks as beautiful as it tastes. We chose the 5 course surprise tasting menu, which is a combination of items from the standard menu, plus a few specials from the chef. I'm not going to write a review on this visit to the Greenhouse (I've already done a review of lunch at the Greenhouse) but I do want to share some pictures of the elegant and truly wonderful food.
First up was a selection of amuse bouche, all creative and fun, with great play on textures and flavours. The clear favourite around the table was a little canapé of watermelon with smoked mackerel (which is the course the one I didn't photograph).
|Marshmallows dusted with smoked paprika|
|Prawn cocktail "Greenhouse style"|
|Chicken liver bombes (I think?)|
Then it was time for the surprise tasting menu. Apologies in advance for the last of a dessert picture, which was a delicious strawberry and meringue plate. Strawberries just short-circuit the primal part of my brain and I had already dived in before I thought about taking a picture. Bonus marks go for bringing an aromatic smoking wooden box to the table containing the Skeaghanore duck.
|Foie gras royale with walnut and green apple|
|Lightly smoked yellowfin tuna, Iberian ham cream, avocado, olive and horseradish|
|Pan-fried stone sea bass with cauliflower, smoked leek ash, truffle and lobster|
|Smoked Skeaghanore duck with cailette and celeriac|
The Greenhouse, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 (0)1 676 7015