Showing posts with label Early Bird. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Early Bird. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Looking Good for Early Birds

Looking Good for Early Birds
Jacob's on the Mall do a 3 course Early Bird for €20.00

Time was, and, in some places it still is, that you got chicken, salmon, and just maybe a mundane vegetarian option on the nation's Early Bird menus. I've been looking at a few, only a few mind you, and things have certainly got better. Just one or two choices from each restaurant appears below. To see the full list, click on the restaurant name. 

Understandably, the number of choices may be limited but that doesn't mean that quality should be cut. No point in restaurants letting standards down. Better to have fewer choices at a high standard. After all, Early Bird or not, the kitchen's reputation is at stake.

Early Birds come in various guises, sometimes called Prix Fixe or Pre-Theatre. In some cases, they're available all night, especially earlier in the week. So do check the details online before you go and find a budget, a place, a time and, above all, a menu that will suit your palate.
Fish and chips on Early Bird at Jacobs on the Mall

Mild madras Lamb curry with basmati rice & side dishes
Duck confit with chive champ & caramelised onions

Star Anise 
Duck Confit, Sweet potato wedges, butterbean puree and thyme jus
Home-Made Gnocchi, Roasted Med. veg, sundried tomato pesto, rocket and pine-nuts

Fenn's Quay
O’Mahony’s Collar of Bacon with Cabbage, Spiced Walnuts & Parsnip Purée
O’Mahony’s Feather Blade of Beef with Ballyhoura Mountain Mushroom Duxelle with Celeriac Puree & Vegetable Crisps

Quite a number of main course choices here including this tempting
Slow Cooked Pork Belly, Apple & Port Jus, Vegetables & Chive Mash

Cafe Serendipity
Beef or Chicken Rogan Josh – with Basmati Rice and Naan Bread
Smoked Chicken Risotto – House Smoked Chicken, walnuts, spinach, sundried tomato, Asparagus, Parmasen crisp

Club Brasserie
Confit of duck, with creamy flageolet beans, rustic potatoes, green beans and a red wine sauce.
Red Thai Chicken Curry, with Coconut milk, spices, coriander, red peppers and cream with basmati rise and poppadum crisps.

Chicken, Chorizo & Bean Stew, sourdough bread
Oven Baked Hake, colcannon, bok choi, lemon & caper cream sauce

Free Range Pork Chop, Mustard and Parmesan Crust, Red Cabbage and Granny Smith
Vegetable Moussaka, Aubergines, Knockalara Cheese, Lentils and Roast Red Onion

La Dolce Vita
Big choice of pasta and pizza dishes

Market Lane
Slow cooked West Cork ham hock with leek and potato gratin, curly kale, and Dijon and parsley sauce
Baked aubergine with spiced beans, lentils, roast tomatoes, fennel, saffron yoghurt, pine nuts and roast sweet potatoes

Smoked Cod – Saffron Risotto, Asparagus, Carrot, Grape, Mandrain Dressing
Beef Cheeks - Potato Gnocchi, Beligham Blue Cheese, Black Pudding, Pickled Elderberries
Dessert at Jacobs

Lunch Deals
(just a few)

Cafe Gusto
Fenn's Quay
L'Atitude 51

If you have an Early Bird or Lunch Deal, you can let me know via the Comment Facility below or email cork dot billy at gmail dot com