Well Done Sarah
Congrats to Sarah O’Riordan who qualified for the final of the Fenn’s Quay Chef du Jour competition with a top class display in the restaurant last evening. Her excellent cooking earned her 4.5 points, enough to give her a head to head with Jeni Pim in the decider next month.
Sarah’s mains was a terrific Confit of duck, with buttered carrots, carrot jelly, carrot mouse and nutmeg dauphinoise. The duck was cooked to perfection and the nutmeg/potato combination was also top notch.
Her starter too caught the eye. This was a Beetroot risotto with Ardsallagh goat’s cheese and a better root crisp. Again, this was done to perfection and the cheese and the one or two beetroot cubes provided a balancing tang.
Another highlight was her breads, including a cracking nutty brown. All in all, it looks like a thriller coming up in April (probably the last Sunday) between two well matched contestants!