Goldie Shines And Is Awarded Michelin Bib
|Aishling and Stephen|
Goldie fish restaurant in Cork's city centre has netted one of only four new Bib Gourmand accolades to be awarded to restaurants in Ireland at this year's Michelin Awards 2021. It is also the only restaurant in the Munster region to be recognised with a 'Bib' for its fantastic food at this year's event.
As well as the quality of food at Goldie, the judges commented that they have included this "lively, on-trend seafood bistro" in this year's Michelin Guide because of it's " tight-knit team and friendly service in a relaxed and informal setting."
They added that "the daily menu offers well-priced, modern dishes which use a gill-to-fin approach, making use of the whole catch from the smaller day boats that supply the restaurant."
Head Chef and co-owner of Goldie, Aishling Moore, says that she and her partner, Stephen Kehoe, are "absolutely shocked, delighted and incredibly proud of our little restaurant. It is totally a team effort at Goldie" she continues "and our team is the best."
Diners at the restaurant can expect delicious dishes such as 'buttermilk fried pollock with lime aioli' and 'pan-fried monkfish with langoustine ghee butter dhal, lime pickle and carrot. Puddings include 'spiced port pannacotta, clementine curd and ginger crumb' and 'Wisdom treacle tart, brandy ice-cream and ale caramel'; the latter referencing some of the award-winning beers brewed by its sister restaurant, Elbow Lane Brewery & Smokehouse, which are also served at Goldie.
Asked how she would like to celebrate the win, Moore says "ideally it would be with a full restaurant, which is impossible at the moment, but we are looking forward to being in a position to do so in the near future."
Goldie first opened for business in September 2019 to much critical acclaim and Moore was awarded ‘Best Chef of the Year 2020 Award' by the Bridgestone Guide. The restaurant has also established itself as a shining example of sustainability and ethical sourcing.