Indulge in a lavish seasonal ‘Festive Menu’ specially designed by Ireland’s Best Chef, or treat a loved one to a gift of a Glovers Alley Kitchen Experience.
The award-winning team at Glovers Alley by Andy McFadden, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin is very excited about the fine dining restaurant’s first Christmas and they’re pulling out all the stops to help guests enjoy an extra-special festive season — combining the perfect blend of exquisite and fun — centring on a specially designed, four-course Festive Menu that showcases their signature style of luxury, seasonal dishes using the finest ingredients.
Andy McFadden — Best Chef In Ireland and Best Chef in Dublin (Food & Wine Awards 2018) — has created an exclusive Festive Menu designed to give guests an unforgettable seasonal occasion, whether fish, fowl or vegetable is their fancy. You can look forward to beautifully presented dishes showcasing superb winter ingredients put together with Andy’s French-influenced finesse, creativity, and devotion to flavour and detail.
Andy McFadden said, “The Festive Menu is a menu option we are offering our guests that will really showcase the best seasonal ingredients that are available to us. It’s almost like a shortened tasting menu which is great as you get to try many different tastes and textures.”
A stand-out seasonal dish of Sika Deer, Beetroot, Chervil Root & Parsley Root forms the main course centrepiece on the four-course Festive Menu, which begins with a starter of Jerusalem Artichoke, Hazelnut, Parsley & Truffle, followed by a fish course of Cod, Brassicas, Hollandaise & Watercress, and ends with a dessert dish of Plum Vacherin, Cinnamon, Almond & Vanilla.
Guests will enjoy their festive occasion in the gorgeous Glovers Alley dining room which has lovely views out to the atmospheric lights of St Stephen’s Green. Or, for an even more decadent experience, your party can be hosted in one of the restaurant’s sumptuous private or semi-private dining areas.
The Glovers Alley four-course Festive Menu is available for lunch or dinner and costs 80 euro per person, which also includes canapés, petit fours and tea or coffee. A vegetarian option is also available. Groups of between eight and forty people can be accommodated.
For people who are curious about cooking as well as eating, the interactive and immersive three-hour Glovers Alley Kitchen Experience makes a great festive gift idea for the budding or serious cook in your life. Participants get to join Andy McFadden and his team in the restaurant kitchen where they don an apron and learn top techniques, with lots of opportunities for tastings, followed by a four-course lunch with Champagne and wine pairings, and a goodie bag to take home.
The Kitchen Experience has proved very popular since its launch in July, earning some fine praise from people who have undertaken it, with one reviewer writing, “I really enjoyed the Kitchen Experience and lunch. They got the right atmosphere between friendliness and attention to detail. The food was really delicious, especially the grouse. All in all, a wonderful day.”
The Kitchen Experience happens on the first Friday of every month, it’s limited to four people per session and costs €145 per person, with the option to bring a guest for the lunch part for €95. You can purchase Kitchen Experience gift vouchers directly from Glovers Alley by phoning (01) 244 0733, or by emailing [email protected].
Glovers Alley is open for Lunch on Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 12.30pm and 2.15pm, with Dinner from Tuesday through to Saturday between 6.00pm and 9.30pm. Glovers Alley will be opening specially for both Lunch and Dinner on Sunday the 23rd of December and on Christmas Eve for Lunch only, with the restaurant reopening on the 8th of January 2019.
The team at Glovers Alley would be delighted to help you plan your special festive gathering. If you’d like to speak to them about your requirements, you can phone them on (01) 244 0733, or email [email protected] They’d be happy to talk to you about their standard dining options as well as their private and semi-private group dining choices for small and larger groups.
You can book online at www.gloversalley.com, by phoning (01) 244 0733, or by emailing [email protected]. Advance booking is essential for groups.
You can find out more about Christmas at Glovers Alley and the Glovers Alley Kitchen Experience on www.gloversalley.com.