On Valentine’s Day we decided last minute to go to Seagrass Restaurant because it was nearby, looked good and was one of the only places that had availability. A small but comfortable restaurant, we were sat at our table for two. Our lovely waiter supplied menus and water with a warm welcome. The way that their dinner menu works means you must order at least two courses (€30), or three (€35), and in return they allow you to bring your own wine! I (sadly) did not bring my own wine, but I did however order a carafe of the Chardonnay di Toscano (€12), and it was a delicious choice.
Now, for the food… I ordered the Chicken liver mousse, berry marmalade, red onion jam & toast (pictured) and my lovely date ordered the Trio of goat’s cheese. Both starters were gorgeous. The mousse was delicious along with the jams and toast, very moreish. And the cheese was… well it was cheese, but you can’t go wrong with a selection of goat’s!
For the mains, I had the Comfit of duck leg with spicy mango puree, cucumber & mint salad, coconut risotto. My first thoughts? It seems like a lot of complex flavours for one dish. My thoughts when I tasted it? Undoubtedly one of the nicest dishes I’ve ever eaten. I don’t know much about food, but all those flavours together were more than enjoyable, particularly that coconut risotto! Our other main was the Market fish with Beluga lentils, kale & prawns, salmon caviar. The fish was hake and it was cooked to perfection. Everything worked really well together, although Martin wasn’t too fond of the caviar (but that’s a personal preference). And another small point was that the ‘prawns’ were baby shrimp, but perfect for the dish. Both of us were very satisfied.
I don’t usually, but seeing as it was the day of love, we decided to take it all the way and get desserts. We had the Bread and butter pudding with raisins and Sweet potato pie with lemon sorbet. The pudding was fine, but we need to talk about the sweet potato pie… It wasn’t a pie, it was a cake. And it wasn’t good, it was amazing. I don’t like cake at all, but this was just undeniably tasty. The lemon sorbet was refreshing and to top it all off there was a rhubarb sauce dotted around the plate, one of my favourite flavours. Amazing is the only word to describe it.
So basically it was the best meal experience I’ve ever had. The atmosphere was great, the service was perfect and the food was simply delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a romantic little meal or a dinner with friends (don’t forget that there’s no corkage fee!).