Headed down to Monkstown last Friday night for dinner at The Bosun. This well established restaurant is by the harbour so it is fitting that fish features strongly on the menu and I‘m glad to say I enjoyed my monkfish.
The Bosun is well known for quality and they are never found lacking for quantity either and that was why I skipped the starter, settling instead for a Campari on the Rocks (4.15).
Three chunks of Monkfish were wrapped in Parma Ham and the sauce was a Chardonnay and Saffron cream (23.50). The fish was cooked to perfection as it was in the other main dish at the table: Plaice stuffed with crab and garnished with crab claws and prawns (22.00). No shortage of side dishes, three in all: potatoes gratin, vegetables and chips. Quite a main course.
But we did have room for dessert and we both went for the Rum and Sultana Crème Brûlée , served with savour biscuits. The rum and sultana gave it a slightly different twist and it went down well.
Also going down well was the wine, a half bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, Cefiro, Vina Casablanca, Chile 2010 (13.00). Very pale colour unlikely to catch the eye but it had an inviting herbie citrusy nose, a lively mouthfeel, crisp and refreshing, and just the job for the fish.
The comfortable room was pretty thinly populated for a Friday night though the bar food area was busier. Service was excellent: courteous, helpful and attentive (but not overly so).