We always love hearing about new little gems opening around the country, and the latest Maynooth eatery to open its doors has us planning a trip to Kildare.
La Brasserie, on Fagan’s Lane, is a luxurious looking spot, with a stunning marble-top bar surrounded by royal blue and gold gilded bucket seat bar stools. The stylish new spot has an impressive drinks menu to match, with hand crafted classic cocktails like Maker’s Mark Old Fashioneds (€11.50) or an array of gin based tipples in ‘The Gin Corner’ or bubbles-based cocktails like Cosmo Fizz (€11.50) with gin, Cointreau and Prosecco.
For wine enthusiasts, La Brasserie offers a selection of wines by the Coravin, allowing you to sample fine wines without having to purchase the entire bottle.
Head Chef Franco Cappara, previously the Head Chef of Ely Wine Bars in Dublin and Maynooth’s That’s Amore has designed a tempting dinner menu includes classic Gallic such as Foie Gras, Pear, Candied Walnut and Brioche (€14.95) and Chicken Ballotine with Pistachios, Baby Leeks and Pickled Onions (€26).
Dishes like Pork Belly with Lyonnaise Potato and Madeira Jus (€28) and Dover Sole with Aubergine Caviar (€34) ensure there is something for everyone on the extensive menu.
Oyster lovers are also in for a treat at La Brasserie with the option of half a dozen Harty Oysters (€14) or Clarenbridge Natives (€18.50), both served with classic shallot and red wine vinegar dressing. Desserts include a nod to Italian cuisine with crisp Cannolo Siciliano (€8) or timeless Creme Brulée (€8).
Just a forty minute drive from Dublin city centre, this stylish new restaurant looks worth a trip to Maynooth.
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