Breast of Thornhill Duck with Sweet Potato Fondants

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Ken Moffit is one of our oldest suppliers and operates less than five minutes from the restaurant. He rears a specific breed called Peking duck, which are smaller than usual and are specially bred for flavour.

Smoked Belly of Pork with Creamed White Beans and Date Jam

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

We get this smoked pork belly from our excellent local craft butcher, Kevin McGovern, based in Belleek, Co. Fermanagh. It’s coal smoked and has a very similar taste to kassler, the German dish, which is traditionally served with sauerkraut. Use any leftover trimmings for pasta Carbonara. The braising juice can be used for a celeriac soup or can be frozen.

Vanilla Crème Brûlée with Poached Irish Apple Compote

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

A French classic, and a really creamy and delicious way to end a meal. In the restaurant we like to vary the flavours by using coconut milk, passion fruit or Coole Swan Liqueur. I have my dear friend Léa Linster to thank for this recipe. I normally use a blowtorch, but alternatively place the brulées under a hot grill, watch them like a hawk because they burn very easily. When glazed, they should be a nice mahogany brown colour.

Cheese and Onion Gratin with Smoky Bacon

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Inspired by the iconic trio of cheese, onion and potato, like the well-loved Tatyo crisp!

Goat's Cheese Paté with Apricot Relish

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This sweet and sour relish is the perfect accompaniment for the creamy saltiness of the peppered goat's cheese rolled in fresh herbs.

Pork Two-Ways with Creamed Cabbage and Stout Jus

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Guinness gets all the coverage (President Obama, the Queen, Arthur's Day) so we decided to look at another stout, Murphy's, brewed in Cork continuously since the mid 1800s. Uniquely, Murphy's uses only Irish barley and Neven learns about how stout is made in the Kiln Bar at the brewery.

Pizza Tart with Irish Brie

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

A versatile tart with all of the familiar pizza flavours but on a crisp puff pastry base. Try to use the all butter puff pastry, which is now widely available, as the flavour is so much better. If you don’t fancy using Brie try slices of mozzarella or goat’s cheese.

Fragrant Roast Chicken with Sausage Stuffing

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

There is something very comforting about a whole roast chicken brought to the table - it reminds me of family Sunday lunches from childhood. The flavours here are fantastic and really penetrate the flesh of the chicken. Try to buy a free-range or organic chicken, as the flavour is always so much better.

Crème Anglaise

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

More class for your desserts.

Spicy Chicken Salad with Avocado Salsa

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

For a more formal presentation, spoon the avocado salsa into 10cm (4in) cooking rings set on serving plates and ladle the balsamic cream around each one. Arrange the spicy chicken on top and garnish with a small mound of lightly dressed salad leaves.




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