Dinner at L'Ecrivain Dublin

I know posting about this incredible food indulgence right after my healthy eating post is a bit weird but it was a special occasion, that's allowed right?!

Beautiful flowers to start off the night 


L'Ecrivain is one of Dublin's few Michelin Starred restaurants and features on all the 'Top Restaurants in Dublin' lists, so I was delighted with life when we booked to go here for dinner.

May have had a sneaky look at some photos before going. Credit: L'Ecrivain

Plus its always nice to have a reason to put on a dress and heels!

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Though... does a girl ever really need a reason to dress up? 

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Once we entered we were greeted at the door by a very lovely hostess and shown to the bar for a pre-dinner drink.


A few nibbles might have been had..


The bar had a relaxed sophisticated feel, it reminded me somewhat of a hotel bar, which was the perfect set up for the fancy but yet not overly formal dinner that were about to indulge in.


Once upstairs we were seated in the side section of the restaurant.

View from our table

Perhaps there would have been more atmosphere if we had sat in the central section but I actually quite enjoyed the more intimate feeling of the second room.

Central Room in L'Ecrivain photo credit: L'Ecrivain

L' Ecrivain offers a full tasting menu but for some reason we weren't quite in the mood.. perhaps we felt guilty? So instead we ordered from their a la carte menu.


I may have mentioned before that may favourite thing about Michelin restaurants is the food before the food... such a good concept!

Steak Tartare at L'Ecrivain

For our amuse bouche we were served steak tartare. I debated writing this as I am quite the fan of pretending to be a pretentious foodie, but I was terrified of trying it! The whole raw meat thing... I'm just not that into it.
Ready for my close up


However I put on my best French facade and tentatively took a forkful. It was very tasty and I am happy with that being my one and only raw meat encounter.

I promise I shared!

The starters were by far my favourite part of the meal. We shared the risotto and the foie gras.



I love risotto, as in really really love risotto so I was as pleased as pie when I saw it on the menu and it did not disappoint, it was delicious! The foie gras was also excellent, so soft and creamy, yummm!

Delicious Foie Gras at L'Ecrivain

A surprise strawberry flavoured palate cleanser came next, which was great for making me feel very posh.

Posh Palate Cleanser

For the main course we both had lamb.



I know I know we should have ordered two different dishes but neither of us would relent on our lamb eating ways.



By the time dessert was on the cards we were both so full but like valiant warriors we battled through and ordered the chocolate mille-feuille.


Excellent call by us if I do say so myself. It was the perfect texture; crisp and chocolatey without being too thin, in fact as I type this I would really appreciate some more... anyone want to bring me some? Please?

This never happened

Along with our digestive peppermint tea came some beautiful petit fours, which we just looked at and left them on the table... for about a minute then we ate everything. They were good.

Neither did these

Finally after much fun and laughter we rolled with our full stomachs all the way home. Final thought on L'Ecrivain, excellent atmosphere and top notch.. will definitely re-visit for the tasting menu!










Liakada

21 comments:

  1. you look amazing!!! :D what a great date night!!

    Have a great week!
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  2. That cobalt blue dress really suits you and the chocolate dessert looks delicious

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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    1. Thanks so much Suze! The dessert was delicious, so glad we went for it!

      Ash | Liakada

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  3. That cobalt blue dress really suits you and the chocolate dessert looks delicious

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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  4. You look so pretty! The deserts look amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much :) it was really tasty!

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  5. My heart just stopped when I saw that dessert. I had no idea what to say lol. And I just love your dress as well. Beautiful photos.

    Kia / House of KTS (formerly known as Pure & Complex)
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    1. Thank you so much! The dessert was so good! I love chocolate far too much

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  6. That looks lovely! I'd feel so out of place in a posh restaurant like that.

    Corinne x
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    1. I know what you mean! I feel like that sometimes too :)

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  7. This looks fantastic! I've never actually been to such a fancy restaurant before. I've had steak tartare before and it's really good!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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    1. The steak was actually a lot better than I thought it would be, was so scared to eat raw meat haha!

      Ash | Liakada Travel

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  8. This restaurant looks wonderful, although the portions are certainly very small - thankfully though, it's nice to see the chocolate dessert looked to be of a normal size haha! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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    1. It seems to be a thing in fancy restaurants to serve small portions, it was all very tasty though :) Aaaaa that dessert, I want more!

      Ash | Liakada

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  9. What a lovely dress such a beautiful colour, your meal looks lovely and can we'll see why the starters were your favourites but to be honest all looks wonderful Lucy x

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    1. Thank you so much Lucy! It was really tasty, enjoyed it very much :)

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  10. You looked absolutely gorgeous! Every evening is a perfect reason to dress up. And it looks like such a lovely restaurant

    XO Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. Thank you so much Naomi! I really need to dress up more often, I always feel so much better when I do, good excuse to buy new shoes ;)

      Ash | Liakada

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  11. great photos and that dessert looks yummy! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Jamie, it was so tasty! I wish I could have more!

      Ash | Liakada

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