A Michelin Starred Affair

The week before last I treated my boyfriend to a very fancy schmancy dinner in the Michelin starred restaurant L'Ecrivain in Dublin to celebrate his birthday. Coming from a foodie background, and being a chef, I suppose I was really quite very excited to visit this lovely place, and also to sample the finest food one of Dublin's best restaurants has to offer. I have dined in Michelin star restaurants before, but have never visited L'Ecrivain, so we donned our sunday best and off we went.

We opted for the tasting menu, which offered us a set menu of 9 amazing courses, each one different and more captivating than the last. I have to say the food was amazing, and I do have some pros and cons and somewhat slight negative opinions of the meal, being the annoying critique that I am, but overall it was a lovely experience, and I'm surely glad we went. And so to the dinner!



Gladrags on | Olives and Breadsticks | Lashes and Lipstick | The Wine Cellar | Teeny Breadrolls | Table Setting | Cod Amuse Bouche | Champagne Cocktail | Cured Monkfish, Asparagus, Passionfruit | Lobster, Peat smoked Leek, Chorizo, Leek gel | Apple and Elderflower Sorbet | Foie Gras, Vanilla, Meringue, Pineapple | Rabbit and Sweetcorn Beignet | Beef, Ox Tongue, Pickled Vegetables, Celeriac Purée | Parmesan Panna Cotta, Pickled Walnuts | Assiette of Lemon | Petit Fours

Overall it was a lovely evening, topped off by more Champagne Cocktails in the Shelbourne Hotel. Although meals like this aren't for every day, they certainly make a memorable special occasion.
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33 comments :

  1. evertyhing looks delicious. Great photos and you looked really pretty!

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  2. It looks like you've had a great time. I love your lipstick and the necklace you have on. Parmesan Panna Cotta sounds intriguing... Was it good?
    x

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    1. Surprisingly delicious yes :) x

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  3. This all looks absolutely delicious! Great photos - you've made me very hungry! Glad you enjoyed x

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  4. Love the dress! x

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    1. Haha thank you! I call it my grown up dress :P x

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  5. You look absolutely stunning Aoife! Beautiful. My boyfriend and I love eating out too..feels nice to get dressed up in your best and wine and dine! xx

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    1. Aw Tamsin thank you youre so sweet! Yes I completely agree! I felt very posh I have to admit :P x

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  6. Woah Aoife, this place (and you) looks insanely gorgeous! And the food is presented so well! Were you still hungry after it though, cause the portions are teeny tiny? xxx

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    1. Aw Jules thank you! :) Unfortunately... yes! I was not completely satiated :( And for the price of the dinner I bloody well wanted to be! That was kind of a let down, but it was lovely nonetheless! :) x

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  7. So sweet the desert with the happy birthday text!
    I also like your necklace :)

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    1. Had to organise it in advance! He was surprised :P x

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  8. Loving this post ...
    I am a big lover of food too, so if you can more of these posts would be fantastic!

    Jade
    x
    www.frolickingfashionista.com

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    1. Thank you! Im really loving doing these kinds of posts, so keep an eye out for more in the future! :) x

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  9. Love your necklace, and the food looks great..especially those baby desserts!! Mmmm

    xx
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    1. Thanks :) They were really cute! x

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  10. Looks to die for, I wish I could afford this sort of quality treatment!

    xo

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    1. It nearly broke the bank, not gonna lie! Wanted to treat him though :) x

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  11. You look fabulous - stunning photographs!

    Laura xo

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  12. Lovely pictures, and lady, you look absolutely stunning! Love the red lips, and your hair x

    PS. Consider turning Captcha OFF on your blog. It's very hard to comment. Afraid of hate mail? Simply choose to approve your comments instead.

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    1. Thanks for the comment! I did it just there, didnt even realise it was on, apologies for the difficulty commenting! x

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  13. You look stunning! The food looks gorgeous too. I've never come across another beauty blogger who's also a chef, how do you manage to juggle blogging with a social life and work?! I'm always knackered when it comes to my days off and barely have time to fit in friends, let alone blogging! xx

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  14. It all looks lovely, Although I am a fusspot but I can appreciate good food! Love that blazer on you too!

    joanne from jimmilou.com

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  15. This food looks amazing! xxx

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  16. I just got your lovely message :) I love your blog...you have some seriously gorgeous images! Following you now :D xo

    Courtney (Strawberree Swing)

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  17. wow, you lucky things! This looks amazinggg x

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  18. the food looks so delicious.x

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  19. hi i like ur blog :) would u like follow each other?

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