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Serving urban flavour in rural ireland since 2002 Bakery, Cafe & Deli Ballinspittle, Co. Cork
Just a quick word on tonights menu...I have added a few new items....I am just going to say that the lamb shanks are super divine! They are braised in a tomato white wine sauce spiked with gin and kalamata olives...I was salivating after I tested the sauce...and, seeing how we are using gin in the lamb, I decided to contine with the boozy theme and serve a bloody mary tomato salad with rare flank steak...Blood mary? you ask...yes, tasty as hell...organic baby tomatoes macerated with green olives, horseradish, celery, red onion and a dash of tobasco! off the charts good!! that is piled on top of rare flank steak slices...soooo good...will post photos tomorrow!
Just a little update. The deli side of the business has been doing quite well, and this week I have increased our stock from The Real Olive Co.. We have received a new brand of Manchego, a new olive oil, more olives(this week we have stuffed green olives) and we have the fresh buffalo mozzarella and semi sundried tomatoes back in stock! So, if you are planning a picnic at the beach please stop in and check us out.. We have also increased our bread production...It takes us 2-3 days to make an increase, as we start the biga 2 days before the actual bread is baked...for those of you that don't know, the reason why our bread is so tasty, is to do with the process of making the bread...the bread is actually formed in the afternoon the day before it is baked..then left in a cool fridge to do a slow rise overnight, to be baked in the morning...