|Spiced Beef Starter at Electric|
Electric. Cork boy and eclectic.
Loved it on Monday night when I was able to take a couple of Australian friends to a local restaurant that was serving some very lovely local food. At the same time, the menu featured some exotic items (feta, Halloumi) and mozzarella (but of course that comes from Macroom nowadays). Head chef Kevin brings it all together at South Mall’s Electric.
Just look at the starter list. It includes Crubeens, Tom Durcan’s Spiced Beef, the Toonbridge Mozzarella and Daly’s Smoked Salmon. Must say we were all impressed with the Spiced Beef starter, the quality and the presentation. Served with piccalilli, it went down a treat.
As did the crubeens, though maybe not in a way your grandfather would have recognised. The meat has been extracted for you and is served in crisped balls with a piquillo pepper jam and pickled onions, really tasty!
The majority went for fish for the main course though CL choose the Saddle of Rabbit with baby potatoes, smoked bacon and tomato. Something different again – Electric never rest on their laurels – and a real winner as far as she was concerned.
JB enjoyed her Caramelised pork belly while I was very happy indeed with my Roasted Monkfish. Plates were cleaned to such an extent that no one had a mind for dessert.
Wines also delivered. The white was a Martin Codax Rias Baixas 2010 Albarino (Spain) while the red was Jean Claude Boisset Les Ursulines 2010 Pinot Noir (Burgundy, France). Not crowded but a decent crowd in and a lively atmosphere, for a Monday night, both in the restaurant and later in the comfortable bar.