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IanT

Foodgame, Dublin

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Anyone been? It got a great review in last week's Irish Times: http://bit.ly/Xa7wJ2

The chef, Richard Gleeson, has a great CV for this kind of thing - Ottolenghi and Petersham Nurseries. I've booked in for a trip to Dublin later this month, will report back.

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First I heard of this place was the review in the IT on Saturday. That doesn't mean anything since I'm a bit out of touch, but I'd be interested to hear how you get on.

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It's essentially a deli/food shop with a communal table at the back. It's a good spot for Saturday morning with the papers. The food is solid enough but not a destination spot.

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Excellent dinner here the Saturday before Christmas. I managed to taste most of the menu and was very impressed. Lots of vibrant flavours happily knocking up against one another. Not hiding the Ottolenghi influences but adding its own individuality and showcasing some top class Irish ingredients (we may not have a cuisine worth speaking of but we can certainly produce the, eh, produce). The highlights for me were the roasted beetroot with pickled red cabbage, hung sour cream and tarragon, and the slow-roasted spiced shoulder of Roscommon lamb, yoghurt soup with sweet potato and spinach.

Another mention in The Irish Times this morning getting the nod for "salad of the year". It seems you can win friends with salad. Highly recommended.


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Interesting stuff, Ian. Now that you've taken the risk, I may have to check it out.

(Totally agreed about the produce, btw. And thanks for the "don't make friends with salad" earworm which will be with me for the day!)

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Sounds great Ian. Had intended getting in there.

Unfortunately Richard Gleeson, the ex-Ottelenghi chef who did the supper menu is not there any more. The supper menu was just running for a few months before Christmas. So they're back to doing daytime food only at the moment and haven't decided whether they'll do the evening food again yet.


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