You know the start of the oyster season is upon us when details of the annual Cliff Townhouse Oyster Fest are announced. The 6th edition of the popular month long seafood celebration takes places this year from the 7th to 30th of September in the luxury boutique hotel on St Stephen’s Green.
Oyster fans can expect to experience a prestigious dining experience that will include as always a varied oyster offering and a new signature dish has created by Head Chef Sean Smith that highlights Ireland’s rich heritage and artisan producers.
‘The Taste of Ireland Platter’, costing €16.50, includes six varieties of oysters served both fresh and grilled that showcase the regional flavours from across the diverse coastal landscape; from the freshwater Carlingford Oyster prepared with full-bodied Castlebellingham Cheese and Oxtail to Flaggy Shore Oysters grilled with earthy tarragon and spinach.
“The food we serve at the Cliff Townhouse is a testament to the farmers, fishermen and local suppliers and producers that we work with all year round,” says Head Chef Sean Smith.
“This Oyster Fest we wanted to create something different that celebrates the unique flavours of Ireland’s landscape using the ‘best of the best’ ingredients from those regions, while also providing a new way for people to experience the oysters themselves.”
Make the most of the festival and pop down the steps of Cliff Townhouse to Urchin, the cocktail and small bites bar which will be creating five signature cocktails for the month.
To make a reservation please contact Cliff Townhouse on 01 638 3939 or visit www.clifftownhouse.ie.
The Cliff Townhouse is part of the Cliff group of properties that include Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore, County Waterford and Cliff at Lyons in Celbridge, County Kildare. Lead by Donegal-born Head Chef Sean Smith, the menus are also overseen by Executive Chef Martijn Kajuiter.