What would you pay for an eight-course tasting menu? Cooked for you by nine super-enthusiastic third-year culinary students? Based on the Slow food concepts of ‘Good, Clean, Fair’ and featuring 99% Irish-produced ingredients? And served in a Dublin city-centre venue?
I’d say you might pay more than €20, but that’s all you’ll be asked to cough up at the second #EatOnlyIrish dinner at DIT Cathal Brugha Street which takes place on May 2nd from 6pm.
I’m not sure quite how they’ll do it for that price, seeing as how they’re kicking off with a starter of Ryefield goats’ cheese with fresh hazelnuts, beet and David Llewelyn’s apple balsamic. And following it with the likes of seared scallops with black pudding. And peaking the experience with quail breast served with quail boudin, Gubbeen venison salami and bacon popcorn. And finally approaching the finish line with a raw milk panna cotta with summer berries and cracked meringue.
If anyone was counting, you’d know that’s just five of eight courses. For €20.
I could go on but I probably don’t need to.
The whole thing is being coordinated by Daryl Murphy, a busy young fella in his 3rd year in DIT who goes under the Twitter handle of @CaptainSlowFA where he describes himself as Vice-chairman Slow Food Youth Network Ireland, slow food activist, Irish food lover, wine enthusiast, amateur food photographer, lover of good food, ‘Monger in Sheridans Cheesemongers. Give him a shout on Twitter, or find him at his blog on http://captainslowsfoodadventures.blogspot.com, though you’ll have to move fast as it’s booking up!