Food · Lifestyle

Sunday Lunch at MacNean Restaurant

As a treat we booked in to Neven Maguires Mac Nean House for Sunday Lunch about two weeks ago.

The restaurant and waiting area is really elegantly designed, I love the shades of taupe, cream and aubergine and I’ll definitely be taking some inspiration from it for when I finally get round to decorating my living room.

We’ve been for Sunday lunch there last year and noticed this time that the price had gone up to €40. Considering the high standard of food and service this is not bad however I found the selection for each course limited, with only 3 choices for each. I would have appreciated an extra choice for each course.

Although the menu is a three course set menu, there are lots of little extras such as an amuse bouche of mushroom velouté which was beautifully creamy and packed full of flavour.  I would have been extremely happy if this had been my starter course

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An assortment of freshly made breads and dipping sauces also came out before our starters, my particular favourite being the homemade brown bread.

For starter I chose Carrot and Ginger soup with Duck sausage and Pineapple, mainly because I wasn’t mad about the other options. The soup was indeed lovely and I enjoyed the theatrics of pouring the soup over the sausage at the table but I would have liked another option for my starter to choose from instead.

I could’t wait for the main course, I had ordered Dry Aged Beef Striploin with glazed pearl onion and braised feather blade cepe veloute and it did not disappoint.  I could have have had a bowl of the sauce on its own and been quite happy as it was so delicious! A selection of  honey coated vegetable and garlic potatoes accompanied the mains. The extra mashed potatoes we got deserve a particular mention for being so good, they were so creamy and full of butter that they probably cut a few years of our hearts life span!

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Dessert is one of my favourite courses and again I was a little disappointed with the selection but that probably down to my own personal taste. As it was a summer menu all desserts were cold but I have a preference for just out of the oven warm desserts.  I chose the lemon and lime panna cotta, meringue, poached summer berries, passionfruit syrup and passion sorbet.  It was really light and fresh but I did request to swap with my husband who had choose the crispy caramel and peanut mouuse, this I really liked and immediately regretted not ordering this for myself

 

All in all Sunday Lunch at Mac Nean Restaurant is a really nice treat, one that I would really recommend,  food was delicious and presented beautifully.  My only negative really was the lack of choice but that might just be that I’m a bit of a fussy eater!

http://www.nevenmaguire.com/

 

 

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