Citron – Far Finer Casual Dining
Last week Patrick and I were invited to Citron at The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin to try their new Multi-Generational Menu. We had dined there not so long ago and thoroughly enjoyed our experience which you can read about here but with the introduction of Head Chef Philip Mahon’s Multi-Generational Menu we were excited to return.
While the fashion in the 70’s might be a little suspect, the music was good and the food was great. Bring your kids, parents, friends, siblings, everyone to Citron and step back in time to dinner in 1979. We’ll serve up prawn cocktails and fish fingers in a meal that’s as good now as it was then. And just as much fun.
Oscar Wilde said that ‘One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything’ … well Mr. Wilde I’m about to defy your words because although I will now
admit tell you that I was born in 1979, I’m not about to tell you any ol’ thing .., it’s not my style.
What I will tell you though is that being born in 1979, has meant to me a love and interest in most things 1970’s. I love the fashion and the music. When it comes to the food of those bygone days, I can only step back in time to what my mother cooked and prepared in the 1980’s … and as a kid, prawn cocktails, vol-au-vents and fish fingers (on a Friday) were high on that nostalgia driven list and high on Chef Mahon’s Menu.
With starters that range from Crispy Pancakes to the aforementioned Prawn Cocktail, Head Chef Philip Mahon has created a menu that does what he set out to do, and that is to bring back memories.
Thankfully though, although based on foods from the 70’s, Chef Mahon has put his expertise, experience and creative flair into action and the dishes we had the pleasure of dining on have now made their own memories.
For the full menu visit this page.
We were treated to an Amuse Bouche of cheese profiteroles and little pots with apple jelly, foie gras mouse and apple. A very welcoming start … the cheese profiteroles were to die for.
For drinks I enjoyed a glass of the house red ‘Jondor Merlot‘ and Patrick enjoyed a glass of the house white ‘Jondor Sauvignon Blanc‘.
Patrick and I chose to share our starters of Crispy Pancake: Braised Beef, Pancake, almond Mayo, Cress and ‘Spam’: Pressed Ham, Egg Mayo, Pickles & Toast.
We both agreed that the braised beef was melt in the mouth deliciousness and couldn’t get over the similarity the pancake was to our memory of a ‘crispy pancake’ but obviously far better. The accompanying almond mayo and cress topped it off.