Ait Eile – Enniscrone – Eire
Too many mistakes
- Anne O’Dowd
First stop of our stay in Ireland and I must recognize that the County of Mayo is not particularly provided in restaurants of high quality. It is therefore without asking me many questions that I select the restaurant No. 1 on TripAdvisor in Enniscrone.
The cocktails are quite rustic, with pieces of broken ice that make the tasting difficult and some small ice balls that get stuck in the straw. The taste is not exceptional.
The Killary mussels with Italian Pinot Gris, shallots, garlic cream and lemongrass are superb. A simple dish but well seasoned.
The shrimps were largely over fried 30 seconds. The breading is too brown.
The legend of Enniscrone’s black pork makes a dish with a filet mignon. Unfortunately, even if it tastes good, this one is a bit dry. The accompaniments are a bit rustic.
The parmesan mussels are good but something acid I do not know what spoiled the dish.
The beer bread is a marvel.
Cheesecake pretty good but the glazing is completely missed, completely dull.
The last bad point will be for the wine list which is composed of bottles too weak for the pretended status. I first choose a Pinot Noir from New Zealand which was not “open”. The waitress then guides me with confidence towards a Chilean Malbec which turns out disastrous. We get back to Pinot Noir …
To summarize, this is a restaurant whose chef has skills but lack perfection on many points of detail. It’s a shame because it is an establishment that has certain pretensions in terms of decor and service. This explains the rather bad note because it plays in the classification “Red” without the necessary qualitative follow-up. Less pretentious, in “Blue”, the note would have been better.
Bill of 111 euros for 2.
Tel: 00 353 96 37222
Addrese: 4 Main St, Carrowhubbuck South, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo, F26 D596, Irlande