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Not to provoke jealousy, honestly

22 Jul

But Cafe Paradiso, Cork city, is as good as ever. Here was Saturday’s menu:


For the record, we had…
Black kale ravioli
Honey cardamom aubergine
Pea & ricotta stuffed squash flowers
Maple cider glazed oyster mushrooms with courgette fritters
Gooseberry tart
Chocolate mousse with cherries
With a bottle of Gavi di gavi

Cafe Paradiso, Cork

11 Nov

Cork city is home to one of the finest vegetarian restaurants in the world: Cafe Paradiso. We have been going for many years. It only gets better. Yesterday lunch comprised… Blackened aubergines with pomegranate, aioli; Battered celeriac with aioli dip and spinach and apple salad; Chilli tofu in a coconut broth with mushrooms and scallions; Blue cheese cakes on portabello mushroom with flageolet beans; Caramelised spiced pear with apple sorbet and peanut crumble and caramel. All with portuguese red from the renowned Port producer, Niepoort. We long to return.






Big Red Party

20 Jul


The folks have been married some 40 years, for which we are truly thankful. Big meal at ours tomorrow to celebrate. 40 years = Ruby wedding so all the food is RED. so we have…

Tomato bread (c/o Pink Mister)
Beetroot pesto
Tomato saffron ricotta tart (from wonderful Cafe Paradiso book, see above)
Radishes cut like little toadstools
Lollo Rosso salad
Red cabbage red onion and red apple slaw
Carrot salad with pumpkin and sunflower seeds (orange, I know)
Chicken drumsticks
Speck walnut prune gorgonzola bites
Ripe cheese with tomato & chilli jam

Strawberry mascarpone cheesecake (see Ursula Ferrigno)
Raspberry Eton mess (see my first meringues in progress below)
Fairy cakes with strawberry icing
Champagne with berries

The halls are being decked with strings of red felt bunting (see previous post). Now just waiting fr the kids to go to bed so I can tidy the house. Have a good weekend!