Friday, November 30, 2012

The Pig's Ear Celebrates Irish Fare

Organic Salmon
Being our first time in Ireland, we didn’t have a clue where to dine. Thankfully @AWeathergirl13 lived in Dublin and recommended that we take the time to dine at The Pig’s Ear. A casual eatery serving Irish fare, their food is better than in some restaurants owned by celebrity chefs. Located near Trinity College, they offer healthy sized portions at reasonable prices.

Having seen some of the plates that other diners had, we opted to skip the appetizer and go straight to the entrée since we had already seen their dessert menu and knew there was plenty to choose from.

I ordered the organic salmon, which was cooked to perfection, fork tender with virtually no chewing required. The girl ordered Irish feeb which she said had a different taste profile from Alberta feeb, as it was much leaner, yet was not grainy feeling. Along with her feeb was bone marrow stuffed with earthy tasting mushrooms, and a sweet truffle mash that although had a strong truffle flavor to it, was not overpowering.

Cheesecake in a jar
For dessert, we had a warm chocolate tart, made with dark chocolate that was rich and smooth, like eating warm chocolate ganache. Topped with pop rocks which kept popping in my mouth as I ate. The ice cream was mildly sweet, caramelly and with a wonderful hint of salt. The clear winner of the night however was their cheesecake in a jar. Lightly sweet fruit on the bottom of the jar, ensconced within a large mound of extremely creamy, light, yet rich cream cheese, and topped with crumbled biscuits. The components eaten together in one spoonful was heavenly.

We enjoyed the cheesecake so much that we came back the night before we left just to get cheesecakes to go.

If you are ever in Dublin, make sure to check out The Pig’s Ear, you won’t be disappointed.

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The Pig's Ear
4 Nassau Street
Dublin, Ireland
011 353 1 670 3865
Twitter: @ThePigsEar

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