All posts tagged: Jess Murphy

10 of the best in Food/Drink experiences in 2013

1.  Cava Bodega, Middle Street, Galway Galway people are thrilled with the reopening of this popular Tapas restaurant.  It is now situated on Middle Street in the City and has fast become a favourite of many.  Visit for quality tapas y vino in a gorgeous setting at reasonable prices. http://www.cavarestaurant.ie  

Kai – Cafe and Restaurant, Galway

Kai Cafe & Restaurant is a beautifully designed restaurant located at Sea Road, Galway. It is run by Chef Jess Murphy and her husband David. I have visited Kai three times since it opened and each time the experience has surpassed the previous visit. Kai is now, in my opinion, the best restaurant in Galway.  It is the combination of exquisite food, excellent service and the warm and welcoming atmosphere that makes this restaurant a winner for me. The menu comprises five choices in each of its Beginning, Middle and End categories.  On my most recent visit, the menu read so well it was really difficult to choose. For starters, my dining companion chose Connemara Crab & Green Goddess and I chose a Toons Bridge Mozzarella Caprese. Other dishes included a Scallop ceviche with citrus and shiso, Lobster on toast and a Hen House board from Friendly Farmer. I was completely torn between the Caprese and the Hen House board but opted for the Caprese after much deliberation. For mains, I chose the Lamb Rack …