Last week Himself and I celebrated our Third Wedding Anniversary, we can hardly believe it’s been 3 years already – time really does fly when you’re having fun!
For the last two anniversary “hurrahs”, we’ve celebrated by going away, see here and here. But this year, as we’ll be heading off to Portugal in just a few short days, we decided to keep it low-key and local, so we headed out for a nice meal at Bistro One.
For your 3rd Wedding Anniversary gift, it’s meant to be leather, so Himself and I are going to gift each other a belt. We plan to buy a few for him in Portugal, probably at the weekly market held in the area as they have a fantastic genuine leather stall. Dad has bought amazing quality belts here over the years and they are still on the go! As for me…well, mine is going to be from somewhere altogether different, as I have had my eyes on this one for years.
We kicked things off instyle with a bottle of Rosé Champagne, it was chilled to perfection and tasted like more!
There menu is short but sweet and changes daily – not a lot – but enough that it keeps you on your toes!
I started with “Proscuitto Toscano and melon”, the melon was a little dry, but the proscuitto was stunning, melt in your mouth yum
and Himself had “Clogherhead crab on toast” which he completely loved – would gladly have had the portion doubled and eaten as a main course too!
The ambiance of the restaurant was wonderful and very evident that the majority of clientele were regulars. Our main courses flew to our table – perhaps a little quicker than we would have liked but boy did they deliver! I ordered the “Summer vegetable & chick pea curry, toasted almonds and raita”
IT WAS SENSATIONAL. I kid you not, I was floored – I took a punt on it wondering if i’d miss some protein of the meat variety, but I really didn’t, I felt full in a satiated way rather than a stuffed way – the portion was a perfect size for me and the curry sauce was delicious, had a proper kick to it, so I was in my element!
I’d never tried Raita before and to be honest, it isn’t for me – it was too overpowering a taste
It was “Roast crispy duck with stuffing” for Himself and it was divine (I had a wee taste!). I loved the inclusion of cherries with this dish, their flavour made the gravy sing, a real win!
This came with sides (we didn’t order them, they just appeared along with Himself’s dish), some green beans and potatoes
We cleared our plates – not a morsel left and after a nice amount of time our desserts arrived. “Amedei chocolate fondant” for me…
just loooook at itttttttt – yummy
and Himself went with “Raspberry Sorbet” which looked very pretty even though it’s super simple.
We had a fantastic time at Bistro One, it’s a cosy little spot, the food is great – there’s a reason why it has survived since 1992! it’s got a huge local support system in place too and it was lovely for us to be able to check it out.
We capped off the night with drinks back at our local bar and then walked home – narrowly avoiding the lashing rain!
Find Bistro One here and do book in advance!