Sika Restaurant at the Powerscourt Hotel

What would a luxury getaway be without a lovely dinner to write home about?

Gardens at Powerscourt Hotel



On our mini break to the Powerscourt Hotel (read part one here) we indulged in a dinner at Sika, the hotel's fine dining restaurant.

Sika Restaurant photo credit: Powerscourt


Before I get to the food let's first take a moment to admire the super impressive lobby...amazing right?

Stunning!

For dinner I wore a LBD that I bought in Ted Baker a few years ago, along with a statement necklace to dress up the look.


The dress has come in so handy as it works for almost any occasion. Sadly this particular one isn't on sale but I have sourced a few other LBD's that I think are fabulous!
Wrap Dress from Baukjen
Ridiculously cheap dress from Zaful
Strapless Dress from Forzieri
Warehouse SS15 Collection























Sika offers a choice of either 2 courses for €50 or 3 courses for €60, being the hungry creatures that we are we went for the three courses.


For starters I had pan fried scallops served with a pig's head croquette and creamed leaks... wasn't too keen on the whole pig's head thing but I do love croquettes so I thought I would risk it.



It was tasty, definitely made the right choice! My boyfriend went for the poached duck egg served with duck boudin and asparagus.


He also enjoyed his meal but would have preferred if there had been slightly more duck.. it is hard to please us carnivores.


Next up was the rack of lamb for moi, and the pan fried halibut with crispy chicken skin for himself.


The lamb was perfectly cooked and the yoghurt sauce made it much lighter than if it had been served with a gravy based sauce, which was great as we ended up eating rather late at night.


During dessert we made a critical error, right after ordering are non-souffle desserts we saw the most decadent chocolate souffle go to the table next to us, then as the girl put her spoon into it all this delicious hot chocolate sauce came oozing out... serious food envy.. we should have had the souffle.

Chocolate Souffle at Sika photo credit kateskabin

If you are not as much of a chocolate fiend as me then the Rhubarb and Ginger Mille-Feuille was excellent, very creative and it had a lovely tangy taste to it.


The chocolate cylinder wasn't quite for me but I absolutely loved the coco sorbet that it came with, delicious!


Remember how I talked about the adorably cute miniature lemon meringue pie in my first post about Powerscourt? Well somehow they can be made even smaller!



A brilliant little touch to the end of a lovely meal, now to work out how many of jumping jacks I will have to do to work it off!


For more info on Powerscourt Hotel check out their website or book your weekend getaway to Powerscourt here!  Happy Travels :)


 















A big thank you to the Powerscourt's Sika restaurant for inviting us, as always all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Liakada

24 comments:

  1. The restaurant seems fantastic simply in appearance! The food really does look delicious and I love that you opted for a simple LBD, a great choice :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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    1. Thanks so much Garbrielle, I know it's cliche but a lbd really is an essential wardrobe item!

      Ash | Liakada

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  2. I love that dress on you. The food looks so lovely, I've never been to anywhere posh like that really!

    Corinne x
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    1. Thanks so much Corinne! The restaurant was really nice, but it wasn't overly formal which was great :)

      Ash | Liakada

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  3. looks so luxurious and amazing there!

    Have a nice day!
    Animated Confessions

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  4. Hi there, I love hotels, specially like this one, everything looks, classy! I love food as well! It looks delicious.
    Glamoury Armory Blog

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    1. It was very tasty :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

      Ash | Liakada

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  5. Looks like such a good time! Loving your dress! xx


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  6. Ok, this is probably not helpful of me to say that chocolate souffle sounds divine! But to be honest, the whole meal does and you two have such big smiles on your faces that you must've really enjoyed the whole experience :)

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    1. Hahaha! Tell me about it! The meal was really good though, and I suppose we had less guilt ;)

      Ash | Liakada

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  7. Oh I've been to this hotel - stumbled across it recently on a road trip. Isn't it amazing!

    Krissie x - http://pearlsofstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. It is so nice! A great place to stumble across :)

      Ash | Liakada

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  8. Wow this place looks amazing
    xo
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  9. Scallops are a favourite, always pick chicken and lamb if on offer. The food looks yummy and a ginger dessert yes please Lucy x

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    1. I love lamb! It's so good, and I don't know how to cook it well so I love ordering it when I'm out :)

      Ash | Liakada

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  10. Looks so luxurious and lovely. Glad you had a lovely time and you looked gorgeous :)

    XO Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. Thank you so much Naomi :) It was fun!

      Ash | Liakada

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  11. Amazing post dear!

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  12. Its nice hotel for me and my family because we want 3 day and 3 night tour in Sika. Last time I found one of the hotel and its room was one floor down, on the same floor as the Sika Restaurant and also facing the Sugar Loaf Mountain. its online booking site is www.condorny.com. thanks

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