This is one of those posts that went onto one of my very long fingers. Went for dinner to Camden Kitchen way back....way back in.... July -hence the Summery vibe of the food and photos! It's a little gem this place -serving seasonal, local, organic, damn tasty grub. It's just off Camden St and I fear it might be missed by people looking for din dins on the Camden/Wexford St strip. I highly recommend it for the quality of food and attentive yet perfectly relaxed service. We went mid-week on a balmy Summers eve, downstairs was pretty full so we cheekily asked if we could sit upstairs and our request was obliged with a smile. It was perfect -we had the whole upstairs to ourselves. I chose from the early bird and himself from the á la carte menu -with a bit of plate swapping. I began with a cocktail of Rhubarb Prosecco & Grapefruit Zest which was so delicious that I forgot to take a picture of the menu, so I am piecing together what we ate from memory and eye!
For starters we had-
|Salmon Tartare with Cucumber, Avocado & Beetroot|
For the mains-
|Chicken Liver Parfait with Rhubarb Chutney & Toasted Brioche|
|Confit Duck Leg with Chorizo Gyoza & Summer Veg|
|Watercress Risotto with Pan Fried Hake & Wild Asparagus|
For la dolce-
|How's this for colour co-ordination!!|
|Citrus Crème brûlée with Mango Sorbet|
|Chocolate Fondant with Salted Caramel & Coffee Foam|
None of the dishes disappointed -in fact as each, aesthetically faultless plate was presented and subsequently scoffed, we both agreed that Camden Kitchen is high class grub offered up in a non-pretentious environment. The highlight for me was the chocolate fondant which I will decline to give a description of as it would sound like something from a Jilly Cooper novel -dirty, dirty, dirty. To conclude, we will definitely be returning...
Dinner for two with one cocktail and two glasses of wine came to E80.
Camden Kitchen -3 Camden Market, Grantham St. Dublin 8