Luna Restaurant in Dromahair, LeitrimWednesday, 28 May 2014
We also got through quite a lot of our wine. Quite a lot indeed. At least the room was buzzing, so whatever nonsense we were talking didn't echo throughout.
Unfortunately, the baba ganoush was finished (though a friend who dined earlier did tell me that it was delicious). Because of the wait, we were brought out a complimentary pork terrine instead. This isn't something I would usually order, but it was delicious. Rich, salty meat with little cornichons and a chutney, with crispy triangles of flatbread. Mmm. It was demolished in seconds (too quickly for my camera to find)
And then... hurrah! My duck!
I'm starving just looking at it. I can safely say that it's the best duck I've ever eaten. The fat was crispy and perfectly rendered throughout the pink meat. It sat on a bed of balsamicky sweet potatoes and pine nuts, which was a winning combination.
Unfortunately for Dee, the chicken pot pie had also finished by the time we got to eating. So instead, she got a smoked garlic and goat's cheese pizza called The Californian (I'm guessing on the toppings there, as we (cough) can't remember the menu)
I was secretly delighted, as it meant that I got a taste of the infamous pizza. And it did not disappoint, as pizza often can. Perfectly seasoned and with proportionate ingredients, it was a smokey, cheesey, oozy plate of deliciousness.
We annihilated our food. I don't think we spoke throughout, apart from violently stabbing each others plates with our forks. I think there was motion blurs coming off of my hands, such was the speed I was chowing down.
And then, onto dessert. We're not 100% what this was but I think it was called a Zabaglione. Now, a little google tells me that this is a form of custard dessert, which makes sense, but ours was frozen. It tasted to me like an almondy, chocolatey frozen custard, and it was served with a hot chocolate and marsala sauce.
It disappeared. It disappeared quickly.