Been promising yourself a Michelin-starred meal?
In Cork we’ve got no less than three such restaurants to choose from, and one of them has just unveiled a brand new menu for autumn.
Japanese chef Takashi Miyazaki has dreamed up a spectacular new bill of fare at ichigo ichie on Fenn’s Quay – and it’s the perfect excuse for a second visit.
Served in 12 magical courses, the Kaiseki menu features a wealth of seasonal Irish produce, artfully prepared in Miyazaki’s signature style.
— Takashi Miyazaki (@miyazakicork) September 16, 2019
After an amuse bouche, diners will tuck into the Oshinogi course, a Pumpkin Wakame So-men made with Glensallagh pumpkin, wakame, scallion, ginger and so-men noodle in dashi.
The Hassun, or second course, traditionally sets the seasonal theme. Here, chestnuts are the order of the day, dressed with black and white sesame, gold leaf and yuzu miso.
Throughout the following courses, ingredients include Kilbrack beetroot served with foie gras, smoked Irish venison, served with hazelnuts and Cashel sheep yogurt, and Lough Neagh eel, West Cork porcini, Kilbrack organic carrot and Leamlara Ivan’s nasturtium.
Other Irish delights to feature in the feast include Thornhill duck, Castletownbere black sole and Connemara surf clams.
Even the dessert has a local twist; the final course is a Smoked Gubbeen cotton cheesecake, pistachio cream and Utsugi akagawa kuri pumpkin.
You can view the full menu and make a reservation here.
It’s high time we paid another visit.