Off the square – Clifden – Eire
Show off the square!
Last stop of our stay in Clifden and probably the best value for money with the pleasure of tasting a lobster straight out of the fishpond and some Irish oysters! More fleshy than the delicate French tables. Even appearing a little heretic, I will admit that I like. I have a soft spot for Utah Beach or Horse’s Feet (very big french oysters). It is not necessarily “gastronomy” but it satisfies my Ogre side!
The setting is quite simple and the welcome friendly.
Some classic fried shrimps.
And the chosen piece, a 1.5kg lobster just grilled, with a butter infused with herbs. Perfect cooking, tender and delicious flesh. What more can you ask for ? Lobster and brioche!
And potato! Yes, the plate of vegetables that accompanies is endowed with the eternal Irish potatoes, vestige of the great famine of the mid-nineteenth century. They missed so much at the time that they serve whatever the mood is.
So dear Irish friends, ok for the potato every time but with a little whipped cream with chives when in field dress; go and see our Belgian friends who will teach you how to cook french fries; take a tour by Noirmoutier or Peru to discover interesting varieties.
The seafood plate is a little disappointing. Mitchell’s in the same city was more interesting for only 3 euros more. The presentation is not very elegant, the mussels less prepared, the salmon chiffonade rather than slices, banal cocktail sauce.
Classic cheese cake.
Bill of 139 euros for 2.
Date of the visite: 2018 June
Products of the sea
Tel: 00 33 353 95 22281
Addrese: Main St, Clifden, Co. Galway, Irlande