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The Hot Press Newsdesk, 17 Jul 2012
CHEESY DOES IT
Having already selected a gooey Cooleeney Brie and the tang-tastic Bluebell Fall goats’ cheese, our pursuit of the ultimate Irish cheese board continues with Coolattin, a Shillelagh, County Wicklow mature Cheddar, which packs a powerful nutty punch. Tasty Tuesday has it with Hovis digestive biscuits – spot the Brit! – and a smidge of Mrs. C’s homemade plumb chutney. Available from Fallon & Byrne, Avoca Handweavers, Lilliput Stores in Drumcondra, Ward’s in Tullow and http://coolattincheddar.com
THE REAL DEAL
Tasty Tuesday caught wind a few months ago of fishy goings-on at The Cliff Town House on Stephen’s Green and, sure enough, head chef Sean Smith has just unveiled a new menu featuring lots of things that started the day splashing around in either the Atlantic or the Irish Sea. The Grilled Lobster they had on special recently was as sumptuous a piece of seafood as we’ve had in the capital and at €25 a veritable snip. In case you’re wondering, yes, we did think of Mr. Pinchy in The Simpsons: “No more pain where you are now, boy… Pass the butter. Oh, god, that's tasty! I wish Pinchy was here to enjoy this... Oh, Pinchy...”
Despite having serious Michelin-star aspirations – the parent Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore already has theirs in the bag – they’re currently offering two pre-theatre courses for €19.50 which include a fabulous Crab Cocktail starter and equally swoonsome Warrenpoint Cod & Chips.
Adventurous wine buffs should have a quaff of the Sokol Blosser Evolution 15th Edition from Portland, Oregon and a Le Clos Jordanne Pinot Noir Village Reserve that comes all the way from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Stephens Green, Dublin 2. Tel. (01) 638 3939. http://theclifftownhouse.com http://www.leclosjordanne.com/en/wine/village.asp