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May 6 dinner

Anair the restaurant

So CJ and the friends at DIT reiterated that we try the food at Anair restaurant. They are preparing a tasting menu and using all local ingredients from the Galway area. The layout of the menu was confusing to me and that was even before the drink, lol with its very limited descriptors and poor grammar - take a look:15E06A7FA74B8453BBFE7DBF63453A45.jpg
At any rate this is a 28 seat restaurant that is walking distance (30 min) from our hotel and well worth the walk. We decided to take the 5 course menu with wine pairings and it was wonderful. We had a 7 pm reservation and we were finished by 9:40. All the seats were taken and the server told us that it has been pretty busy since March, which is very unusual. Maybe the Celtic tiger is ready to return? If you happen to visit the Galway area - this place is a keeper!
Bread starter - made in house, in fact the pastry Chef had been in since7:00 161F2E4AB43A1D34706FF7888B1531DA.jpg
course 1 - baby radish and turnips with a Chenin Blanc from South Africa 1627538FDCCA370876813CC1308704A1.jpg
Course 2 - peas and broad beans and shoots with goat cheese with Grechetto from Umbria (i'ld say my favourite dish! Loved the Color) 1628DDF9DE1B977C2077F3491D4806BA.jpg
Course 3 - pork belly (very little fat so I really enjoyed this dish) with Viognier/Marsanne from Australia 16297E78D4FC060DD113A579B5E2F9A4.jpg
Course 4 - herbal tea & lemon balm sorbet 162A6B0AF0CE29D7EF0C4B8ECBD695C9.jpg
Course 5 - pigeon with Syrah from St. Joseph Rhone (dark meat like a very mild duck) 162EC1CFFC2D10842681B4F6924291EC.jpg
Finally course 6 arrives and the restaurant is fully seated and the light levels are inappropriate for a 40++ person - rhubarb cheese cake with Muscat d'Alexandria from Malaga 162C884FE7FBB28325F678ECF6AAAC17.jpg
Now I'm getting full of the rich flavours and ready for an espresso before the walk home. Guess what they serve? mignardes - Chef Aron would be impressed. 1630512BBA7173C282C9966981263149.jpg
Tomorrow we get to see Ashford Castle!

Posted by alitabrown 14:12 Archived in Ireland

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