After 15 hours worth of traveling to Dublin, we checked into our hotel starving and was recommended The Blackboard Bistro.
We did the pre-selected menu. I got the squab and lentil appetizer, I've never had squab before but it was delicious! Tender, juicy and full of flavor.
For my main course, I got the pork belly with mashed potatoes and green beans that were tied together with a carrot strand. I didn't even need a knife, that's how fall apart delicious that piece of pork was. I'm not sure what the sauce was but it was delicious as well.
My friend got the duck breast/leg with white beans, most of my personal experience with duck has been in Chinese restaurants. The French way was amazing, the duck was tender and perfectly cooked.
For desert we got the bourbon and chocolate mouse with ice cream, it was light and wonderful.
We each got wine, but I'm not sure what wine we got. The selection was great.
All in all, on our first night in Dublin, we couldn't have been recommended a better restaurant. All of the food was delicious and the decor was adorable (I would love to get that cow painting for my kitchen). This is obviously a family owned restaurant, a wonderfully staffed family restaurant. If I ever make it back to Dublin, I hope they're still open and exactly the same.
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