Friday, March 17, 2017

The Larder

The Larder offers creative international dishes and craft beers in an unusual brick walled space with framed wallpaper within the Temple Bar area of Dublin, Ireland.  After standing out in the rain to watch the St. Patrick's Day Parade, and then holding up in a crowded bar fighting to get a pint, we walked down the street to fill our bellies with some warm food.

The dining room was upscale casual. We ordered a couple more Irish beers to go with our meal -- Craigies, Craft Cider for Keith and a DB Irish Pale Ale for me.  The cider was dry with clean fruit, and a moorish finish while the IPA had typical bitter hoppiness with zesty tones.

Not sure if it was all the beer we'd already had, but the Larder’s Crispy Chicken Wings called to us.  The authentic spicy sauce, blue cheese dip, and celery stick were just what we needed to start soaking up all the beer in our tummies.  The chicken was crispy and meaty, and a great starter.

To continue soaking up the beer, I chose the Wild Mushroom Gnocchi with tender stem broccoli and green peas in a wild mushroom reduction.  The handmade gnocchis were pillowy soft and the mushroom sauce was satisfying for this rainy day.

Keith ordered the Pork Belly stuffed with Spiced Lamb.  Served with baked onion mash, tender stem broccoli, artichoke puree, beetroot remoulade and a pork and veal jus, this dish was amazing.  Keith loved it so much and gave it 5 stars all on its own.

The Larder was a nice surprise and good change up from typical Irish pub fare.

Total Rating: 4.33
Food: 4.5, Price: 4, Service: 4, Ambience: 4, Accessibility: 5

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