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Eating out in Limerick

We were in Limerick for two nights, and luckily we had two good meals out:

  • Freddy's Bistro served us nice Galway Bay mussels to start. The the cod with chickpea and chorizo - good combination but it didn't quite come together. (Technical detail: I think they should have cooked the chorizo into the sauce more, so it came through as a counterpoint to the fish.)
    My chocolate-and-orange pud was lovely, but special mention has to go to the profiteroles, which Philippa was sure were "the best I've ever eaten". She let me try half of one, and they really were delicious.
  • Cornstore had been recommended to us (by the woman in the great fish and chip shop in Gort), and it didn't disappoint. Actually, I was disappointed with my beef carpaccio - it and its salad were overdressed, they should have let the flavours speak for themselves more. But the main course - turbot - was lovely, with a lemony mash and a bed of perfect veg (broad bean, pea, tomato). Philippa had a great nut loaf (aka "wild mushroom, chestnut and brown bread dumpling") with a different set of perfect veg.
    I finished off with the cheese board - nice cheeses and one in particular (Glebe Brethan) which had an amazing complex taste.
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