Dublin Eats - Another Michelin Starred Anniversary Dinner at L'Ecrivain

We're making a tradition of something we started last year...Michelin-starred dining to celebrate our wedding anniversary.  Last year we had an amazing meal at Thornton's in Dublin so this year we decided to comemmorate 18 years of marriage with an 8 course tasting menu with wine pairings at L'Ecrivain.  
Here's a recap of the meal starting with our favorite dishes and working our way down the list.

1. Dark Chocolate Fondant with Salted Caramel, Chocolate Tuile, and Vanilla Ice Cream

This tiny dessert packed a punch and I'd personally rate it as the best flourless chocolate cake I've had in my life.  I've sampled quite a few of these over the years so that's saying a lot!

2. Amuse Bouche with Hazelnut Macaron

The meal was kicked off with a delicious mousse containing hazelnuts and crispy leeks (among other things).  The hazelnut macaron on the side was perfectly prepared and melted in our mouths.  Yum!

3. Sea Trout with Walnut Gel, Pickled Apple, and Citrus Fennel Salad

This dish totally exceeded our expectations with the wide-ranging flavors (i.e. tart apple and smore-like smokiness of the walnut, with fragrant fennel salad) pairing perfectly with the trout.

4. Anniversary Desserts, Petit Fours, and Tea

It's always a nice touch when a restaurant does something to comemmorate a special occasion.  We were treated to an extra selection of desserts plus petit fours and tea for our anniversary.

5. Refreshing Ginger Sorbet Palate Cleanser

What a refreshing dish to help us transition from our main course to cheese and dessert.

6. Foie Gras with Cured Torchon, Mulled Wine, Plums, and Brioche

This was some of the creamiest foie gras I've tasted.  The brioche was essential to balance out the texture.  The mulled wine added a seasonal flair.

7. Wild Wicklow Venison

This dish was served with a small sprinkle of oats and pumpkin puree.  It was very tasty but we were hoping for more pumpkin to go along with the venison.

8. St. Tola Goat Cheese Mousse

The cheese course was served on a rye crostini with fig, candied macadamia nuts, and a vinegar and honey dressing.  The flavors were divine but it was a bit challenging to eat gracefully.  I'm sad to report that a small piece of my crostini shot across the room when I tried to break off a piece.  I soon learned that the trick was to spread the cheese over the cracker liberally to hold it all together.

Homemade Bread and Wine Pairings

Of course, no fine dining experience is complete without slices of homemade bread hand-delivered a slice at a time.
We also love a tasting menu with wine pairings as the choices are specially selected to bring out the flavors in each dish.  Of course, this amount of wine has the potential to leave me a little tipsy by the end of the night.  In fact, I'm pretty sure we were sitting next to an Irish celebrity during dinner (the host of The Voice of Ireland) and I was almost tipsy enough to spin around in my chair and ask if it was indeed her :-)
Overall, hat tip to L'Ecrivain for helping to make our anniversary extra special.



#DrJSabbatical Adriatics Africa Aix-en-Provence Algarve Americas Ann Arbor Argentina Asia Asia Pacific AUNZ AUNZ_Archive Australia Austria Baltics Barcelona Bath Belfast Belgium Berlin Best of Beyond Dublin Big Island Bologna Boston Brazil Brighton Bruges Brussels Bucharest Budapest Buffalo California Cambodia Canada Canary Islands Canterbury Cape Town Carcassonne Cardiff Central Europe Chile China Chinatown Christmas Market Civic Center Cologne Commute Chronicles Copenhagen Cork Costa Brava Cow Hollow Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Delhi Denmark Derry Donegal Dresden Dublin Dublin_Archive Dubrovnik Eastern Europe Edinburgh El Calafate England Eruption Essen Estonia Europe Europe_Archive Evora Fado Faro Faversham Financial District Finland Fisherman's Wharf Flanders Florida Flugtag Food France Frankfurt French Riviera Fringe Fringe Festival Galway Gandhi Gdansk Gdynia Georgian Dublin Germany GhostBus Gig Girona Glasgow Google Plus Granada Greece Greece and Cyprus Guest Posts Guiness Storehouse Gurgaon Half Moon Bay Hamburg Hangzhou Hanoi Hawaii HCMC Helsinki Hermanus Hilo Ho Chi Minh City Hobart Hoi An Honolulu Hungary Hurling Hyderabad Ice Cream Sandwich Iceland ICS India Inner Richmond Ireland Ireland_Archive Istanbul Italy Itinerary Izmir Jackson Square Jaipur Japan Johannesburg Kaunas Kenmare Kilauea Kilkenny Kilkenny Cats Killarney Kiluaea Kona Krakow Kuala Lumpur Kyoto Lake Como Languedoc Lanzarote Las Fallas Las Vegas Latvia Laurel Heights Leeds Leinster Leipzig Lemesos Let's French 2011 Liechtenstein Lima Limerick Lincoln's Inn Lisbon Lithuania Liverpool Lloret de Mar London Los Angeles Louisiana Lübeck Lucerne Machu Picchu Mackintosh Madeira Madrid Mainz Malaga Malaysia Mallorca Malta Manchester Marina Marrakech Marrakesh Marseille Massachusetts Med Melbourne Mendoza Menton Miami Milan Mission Dolores Modena Monaco Monte Carlo Montenegro Montpellier Morocco Muenster Munich Munster Music NA_Archive Naples Netherlands New Orleans New Year 2011 New Year Festival New Years Eve 2010 New York New Zealand Nice Nicosia Nob Hill Noe Valley Nordics Normandy Norrkoping North America North Beach Northern Ireland Nuremberg Oahu Oakland Oktoberfest Oliwa Ollantaytambo Olympics On The Road Osaka Outer Sunset Oxford Pacific Heights Padua Palafrugell Palma Panorama Paphos Paris Parma Patagonia Pearl Harbor Pennsylvania Perth Peru Philadelphia Pingyao Pittsburgh Poland Porto Portugal Potrero Hill Prague Presidio Heights Pride Provence Puerto Natales Punta Arenas Queensland RAF2010 Ranelagh Ranelagh Arts Festival Recent Red Bull Regensburg Reims Restaurant Review Reykjavik Riga Ring of Kerry Rio de Janeiro Rochester Roman Ruins Romania Rome Rotterdam Rugby Russia Russian Hill Salt Lake City San Francisco San Sebastian Santiago Scandinavia Science Gallery Science Museum Scotland Seattle Segovia Seoul Seville SF - Further Afield SF_Archive Sicily Siem Reap Singapore Sintra Sligo Snow SOMA Sopot South Africa South America South Beach South Korea Soweto Spain SPWC St. Petersburg Stellenbosch Stockholm Strasbourg Street Performance Stuttgart Sultanahmet Sweden Switzerland Sydney Tallinn Tasmania Tavira TBEX Telegraph Hill Temple Bar Tenerife Texas Thailand Thames Festival The Kruger The Mission Theatre ThisIsAthens Tipperary Tokyo Toledo Toronto Torres del Paine Toulouse Trad Trad Sessions Transylvania Trinity College Turkey UBTD10 Uganda UK Ulster Bank Theater Festival Union Square United States Uruguay Vacation Rental Valencia Valparaiso Venice Vienna Vietnam Vilnius Volcano Volcanoes National Park Waikiki Wales Walking Walking Tour Warsaw Washington Waterford Western Australia Westerplatte Westfield Where's Wally? Whitsundays Wicklow World Record World War II Wroclaw WWI WWII Xi'an York Ypsilanti Zurich
Sidewalk Safari | Part-time Travel Blog: Dublin Eats - Another Michelin Starred Anniversary Dinner at L'Ecrivain
Dublin Eats - Another Michelin Starred Anniversary Dinner at L'Ecrivain
Sidewalk Safari | Part-time Travel Blog
Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read more Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy