The weekend before last, I was away with my lovely girlfriends for our annual pre-Christmas night away in Wexford. This year, I decided we'd break with tradition & go to somewhere new for dinner - a restaurant in the town called Taste had been highly recommended to me by a few people, so the website was investigated, menus were perused and a phone call was made... I had arranged the meal for the 8 of us, just like that!.
Taste is just over 2 years old & is in the Selskar area - right behind one of my favourite food emporiums Greenacres (where I managed to buy 2.5kg of chocolate for Christmas goodies, but that's another blog post...). Greg, the very charming owner, had agreed to offer us the group package for the evening which is the most bargainous evening we've ever had in our lives... for a mere €50 per person, we were collected from our hotel, brought to Taste for a champagne reception, a delicious 3 course meal, all the wine we could drink, then rolled out the door into a taxi to Haven bar where not just one, but two free drinks awaited us. Now where's the catch, I hear you say? There was absolutely none.
I chose the Natural Smoked Haddock & Prawn Risotto for my starter, which was dressed with rocket, parmesan & herb oil. I very begrudgingly shared some very small forkfuls with the girls, because it was far too nice to share.
Apologies for the wonky photo - this was a palate cleansing sorbet before our mains. You'll note that all I had in front of me to drink was water...
Still on the water, I had a gorgeous Ribeye Steak with homemade Onion Ring, Garlic Mash & Cafe de Paris Butter
For dessert, I had their Chocolate Brownie with a Baileys Custard & Vanilla Icecream. It lasted approximately 10 seconds in this stage before it vanished under a sea of spoons.
And then it was off to the Haven bar where we danced the night away. Judging by the delicate faces over the breakfast table the next morning, we all had a fantastic night... and we'll be back!