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Autumn Winedown with Warming Small Plates and Perfect Wine Pairings

Published: Tuesday, September 07, 2021.
Winedown this Autumn with Perfect Wine Pairings

Winedown this Autumn with Warming Small Plates and Perfect Wine Pairings

Located on Dublin’s Montagues street, Winedown’s NEW menu speaks to the season with fresh, quality produce sourced locally.

The restaurant which opened in December 2020, a bold move in the height of the pandemic, has ridden the wave of restrictions and re-openings, pivoting the business at each stage to provide quirky take-away options and accommodate outdoor dining, and is ready for a fresh start this season with a brand new menu.

Winedown owner Maeve O’Malley (also of Meltdown), has created a relaxed, funky space adorned with contemporary Irish art, serving up a new menu of elegant tapas-style small plates, sharing plates, exceptional cheeses and delicious wine pairings.

The small plates cover a multitude of tastes and preferences with options From the Sea, From the Land and From the Ground.

Killary Mussels with White Wine and Nduja (€9.50) and Irish Porcupine Prawns, Lemongrass and Chili Emulsion (€13.50) cover the seafood options. Meat-lovers won’t be disappointed with options like Asian Marinated Bavette Steak Skewers, House Rayu and Pickled Ginger (€10.50) and Chermoula Chicken Thighs, Fresh Mango Salsa (€7.50) and a Pork and Beef Paloette with Salsa Verde (€6.50).

Winedown this Autumn with Perfect Wine Pairings

Plates From the Ground include Grilled Halloumi with Romesco and Grilled Courgette in a Sherry Vinegar Reduction (€7.50), Burrata and Peach Salad (€9.00) and a Chipotle Jackfruit Taco, Pickled Cabbage (€7.00).

To share, the Chef’s Selection Charcuterie Board (€17.50) is a hit alongside the Cheese Board (€15.00) with cheeses including Schnebelhorn, St Agur Blue, 17-month aged Comte with Truffle honey, St Tola Ash Log and Delice de Bourgogne.

Taking inspiration from the cult favourite toasties of its sister restaurant Meltdown, the Toastie Croquettes (€12.00) are not to be missed with a selection of Mac Mama, Smoked Fungi and Spicy Cajun.

With suppliers including Carraignamuc Cottage, Fruit and Veg, Glenmar Shellfish, McLoughlin’s Butchers, Little Italy and Sheridan’s Cheese Mongers, quality local produce is at the heart of Winedown’s approach to food.

Speaking about the new menu, O’Malley says, “Using and promoting Irish suppliers and produce is an important part of our mission at Winedown. We looked far and wide to compile a list of suppliers who create and source spectacular produce right here at home. We believe in the quality of Irish produce and see it as a more sustainable option, promoting Ireland as a food destination while aiming to reduce our impact on the planet.”

Winedown, Montague Street is open Tuesday-Saturday from 5pm-11.30pm with last orders for food at 9.00pm. Bookings for indoor and outdoor dining can be made via OpenTable here.

For more information visit: www.meltdown.ie/winedown.

Instagram: @winedowndublin

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