All posts tagged: Michelin Star

10 Restaurants/Events I hope to visit in 2014

There are so many good restaurants throughout Ireland that I am hearing good things about that I failed to visit in 2013.  I also read many interesting accounts of trips to food festivals that I didn’t get to last year.  It’s not possible to get to all the places I would like to – real life gets in the way!  But, here is a list of 10 places I would like to get to in 2014. 1.  MacNean House & Restaurant, Blacklion, Co. Cavan Neven Maguire’s restaurant and cooking is legendary.  This may take some planning and some luck in securing a reservation but I definitely need to visit after hearing so many good things both online and from friends.  I am told that if you stay overnight at MacNean House that the breakfast is also an experience in itself.

Aniar, Galway

Aniar Restaurant on Dominic Street, Galway was awarded a Michelin Star in 2012.  I had visited it twice prior to the award and last week visited it for the first time since it acquired the star.  I really enjoyed my first visit.  My starter of Pork Cheek was truly sublime and was certainly the best dish I have had at Aniar.  That first visit I had Slip Sole for Main Course and a parfait for dessert.  All in all, I left after that visit enthusing about the place. The second visit was also enjoyable though I though I chose badly for my starter, a chicken liver parfait – not something I would usually pick – it wasn’t to my taste though it was well executed.  My Duck main and another parfait for dessert were very nice.  Although not enthusing as much as I had following my first visit, I left looking forward to returning again. And now to my latest visit.  I was really looking forward to seeing the impact of the Michelin Star and …