A few weeks ago saw a rare weekend in Dublin it has to be said, living here mid-week i lead a second life in the country at the weekends, it seems like i’m like a turtle with all my belongs on my back!!
For many years i’ve been trying to convince my Mum to come up to Dublin to visit The Winding Stairs restaurant, it’s been a while since i’ve been there myself, but it definitely isn’t a let down. Located above a bookshop, if this restaurant had a cookbook it would be up there on the top of my list, its kinda that River Cottage meets Nigel Slater feel to the menu!
The vast menu has a mixture of traditional Irish with a twist, black pudding, chorizo, cockles & musells and pork.
I choose the Rhubarb stuffed Black pig pork fillet with roasted cube potatoes, warm mixed bean and spinach salad and pear soured cream- it was beautiful the pork fillet was very tender, with very mild pork flavour, the contrast between the sharp rhubarb, tender pork and sour cream was amazing. The beans salad was great combination and light side dish.
Rhubarb stuffed Black Pig Pork Fillet with roasted cubed potatoes, warm mixed bean and spinach salad and pear soured cream.
Potted Dingle Bay Crab
I would highly recommend a visit to the winding stairs, great atmosphere, amazing Irish food in a fab old building and of course a winding staircase , they do offer lunch and evening menus, do book ahead if you don’t want to be disappointed.
Enjoy Vick x