Greenes@Home Serve Up Three Course Winner. Hit Jackpot With Click And Collect!

 Greenes@Home Serve Up Three Course Winner.

Hit Jackpot With Click And Collect!

We’re staying close to home for our takeout meals these days and our latest came from Greenes Restaurant in MacCurtain Street. Collected the box about 5.30pm and while walking to the car began to think that there was something missing as it felt so light. But everything was there and, after a little “work” at home, we enjoyed a magnificent high quality, restaurant quality meal.

They do vary the offering and the starter of Goatsbridge Trout and Crab Rillettes (paté), organic salad leaves, peppers, Lemon and Dill Mayo and crackers was new to us and one that we can highly recommend. We’re big fans of Goatsbridge. With produce of this quality meeting a chef of Bryan McCarthy's skill, we knew that we were onto a good thing and so it proved. The Rillettes were superb and those impeccable organic salad leaves and peppers were elevated by the Mayo.

The other starter available on the night was Beetroot, Ardsallagh Goats Cheese, Walnuts Puff Pastry Tart. Enticing, especially with the salad on the side. As you see with Goatsbridge and Ardsallagh, the Greenes kitchen has deep and long lasting ties to the region.

Meanwhile the cod was being cooked in the oven, the Dashi cream and sea vegetables in a saucepan on low heat. A pretty simple dish really but simply superb. The fish was pristine and exquisitely delicious, the sea veg provided an injection of ocean flavour, plus a little crunch and all wrapped up in that creamy dashi sauce. Well presented too, by the way! Must say the service was top notch.

Other mains on the nights menu included Twomey’s Lamb Shoulder, carrot purée, caramelised carrots, red wine jus; also on the list was Braised Feather blade of Angus Beef (a speciality of the house), parish purée, glazed parsnip black cabbage, red wine jus. Plus a Courgette & Lemon Risotto.

Three desserts tempted: Sticky Toffee Pudding; Chocolate Tart; and our Calamansi Cheesecake with Honeycomb. Calamansi is a citrus fruit similar to lemon and limes; the tree is indigenous to the Philippines. A new one to me but would have no hesitation if I see it offered in the future. No hesitation either in going back to Greenes for another Click and Collect or, better still, for a sit-down meal there when the time is right!

You’ll be glad to know that Greenes are continuing their At Home offering for the foreseeable (although this word is becoming somewhat redundant these Covid days) future. They normally have one set of menus for Wednesday and Thursday, another for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There is some overlap of course but, with changes every now and then, plenty of variety as well. Check out the current offering here and, while you’re on, have a look at their drinks offers (wines, beers, cocktails).

Our choices from last Saturday’s menu were:

Goatsbridge Trout and Crab Rillettes (paté), organic salad leaves, peppers, Lemon and Dill Mayo and crackers. No home “work” needed!

Pan Seared Cod, Dashi Cream sauce and sea vegetables. (About ten minutes in the oven - you do get instructions and you may even watch online tutorials on Instagram and Facebook.

Calamansi Cheesecake with Honeycomb. The only thing I had to do here was look the word Calamansi!