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Saturday, August 10, 2013

[Pictures] The Greenhouse, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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
Twitter: @_the_GREENHOUSE

The Greenhouse on Urbanspoon


Aodhnait said...

Wow! Looks amazing. I've put it on my to do list!

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