4/9/14

Cake Stall Friday 11th, Saturday 12th April


Adam has just emerged from the kitchen covered in a light dusting of icing sugar, while Garry is furiously researching the structural suitability of digestives as a cake base and Michael is strutting around, confident that his shortbread making skills will stand up to scrutiny. This Friday and Saturday we are holding a cake stall, in aid of Temple Street Hospital.

Please come along, have a slice of cake or a bun, or take some home with you for a lovely cup of tea and make a donation in aid of Temple Street. It is going to be fairy-cake-tastic. 

Friday 11th April, Saturday 12th April
12.30pm - 6pm
L. Mulligan. Grocer. 
18 Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

3/25/14

Whiskey Dinner Menu

Join L. Mulligan. Grocer's newly crowned Icon of Whisky Michael Foggarty and the Teeling Whiskey Company’s newly crowned Best Irish Single Malt and Best Single Grain at our whiskey dinner next Thursday hosted by the knowledgable Teeling Master Blender Alex Chasko. 

3rd April 2014
€55 to include all food and pairings
7pm start


Welcome Drink
Teeling Small Batch

Amuse Bouche
Teeling Poitin, Tomato Juice, Cayenne Emulsion, Preserved Lemon, Smoked Sea Salt
Carlingford Oyster 

Starter 
Teeling Grain Irish Whiskey 
Sir Jack McCarthy’s Black Pudding, Golden Raisins, Champ Boxty, Sticky Apple Balsamic

Main  
Teeling 21 Year Old Silver Reserve
Rosehip and Plum Water
Lamb Leg Steak, New Season Baby Golden Beets, Mouselline Potato, Honey & Lavender Jus, Gorse Flowers

Dessert/Cheese 
Teeling Small Batch

Cheese
Coolea Gouda, Poach Apple, Ginger Crackerbread

or

Apple Crisp, Candied Oatmeal, Blackcurrent Sorbet, Honeycomb Crumb

or

Liquid Dessert
Affogato: Lemon Biscuit, Vanilla Icecream, Bitter Chocolate, 3FE Filtered Coffee 


2/23/14

Coisbo Beer Dinner



We met the chaps from Coisbo at the Alltech Brews and Food conference, and were so impressed with their beers that on the first night we offered to buy from them anything left over at the end of the festival. As luck would have it all of their beers won medals in the Dublin Beer Cup, and one of their beers, the Russian Imperial Stout was crowned the overall champion. The thirsty masses descended  and there was not a lot left for us to bring back to Stoneybatter. We decided to put the precious cases we have to good use and pair them with the best of Irish produce for a small beer dinner on Wednesday. To book email table@lmulligangrocer.com

Coisbo Beer Dinner
February 26th 2014 7 pm
L. Mulligan. Grocer.

Welcome Drink & Snacks
Urban Haze Pale Ale, Elderflower, Blood Orange
Bacon Jam, Lemon Croutes
Beetroot Pesto, Bluebell Falls Goats Cheese, Gingerbread

Starter

Queens Desire Weiss Beer, Cockles & Mussels, Lemongrass & Coconut Broth

Mains

Pork
Manhattan Dawn American Pale Ale, Sticky Glazed Pork Belly, Champ Mash, Pineapple 

or 

Chook
5th Avenue Classic Lager Roasted Free Range Chicken, Pumpkin Puree, Leeks, Lovely Gravy

Dessert

Sweet
Astoria Black Imperial Russian Stout, Dark Chocolate Cake, Burnt Chicory Cream, Sea Salt Crumb

or

Cheese
Harlem Break Brown Ale, Coolea Gouda Style, Sourdough Croutes, Walnuts, Brown Onion Beer Pickle


€55 including all beer pairings

1/10/14

Burns Supper



It's time to pull your sporrans from the back of the wardrobe and sharpen your skean dubh in honour of Rabbie Burns. We will be toasting Scotland's great poet (and exciseman) with Irn Bru, Scottish beers, haggis, cranachan, deep fried mars bars, lashings of whisky and an emergency stock of insulin on standby.

Saturday 25th January 2014 7pm
Four course set menu, drinks pairings and rousing poetry €55

Menu Subject to Market Availability 
All courses paired with the appropriate lovely Scotch libation.

Amusing Bouche 

Cock-a-leekie Soup, Crispy Leek Dumpling

Starter
Islay Whisky & Beetroot Cured Trout, Tattie Cracker, Lemon Crème Fraiche, Sea Samphire  

Main

Fresh Haggis, Neep & Tattie Croquette, Carrot Puree, Scallions, Dundee Marmalade Jus 

Dessert 
Raspberry Preserve, Forced Rhubarb & Rosewater Cranachan and Shortbread 

Or 

Lanark Blue, Feisty Cock, Heather Honey

Petit Fours 
Irn Bru Marshmallow
Deep Fried Mars Bar Bites
Scotch Tablet

Tea and Coffee

Booking is essential, kilts optional table@lmulligangrocer.com 

12/6/13

Lunch Menu 6th December

Swift Items
(for little birds that have to go back to work)


 

All dishes are cooked fresh to order.
Carrot & Leek Soup, Bread for Mopping €5.50
Please ask for a beer recommendation


Vegetarian Scotch Egg & Chips €8.00
Free-Range Egg, Hegarty’s Cheese, Mustardy Leeks, Dijon Mayo, “Mulligaloe” Relish, Mixed Leaves, Twice Cooked Chips
Recommended Beer: Centennial IPA


Scotch Egg & Chips €8.50 Free-Range Egg, Rare-Breed Pork, Herby Crumbs, Dijon Mayo,’Mulligaloe’ Relish
Recommended Beer: To’ol Raid Beer


Scotch eggs also available with large winter salad instead of chips for a pre-Christmas detox.


Sandwich: Roasted Turkey, Sage, Cranberry & Pork Stuffing, Arun Bakery Rye Bread, Damson Jam, Melty Coolea Cheese, Beetroot Coleslaw €7.50 

Ploughman’s Platter: Hegarty’s Cheddar Style Cheese, Potted Pork Rillettes, House Made Piccalilli, Beer Pickled Carrots & Onions, Gerkins, “Mulligaloe” Relish, Sourdough Toast €9.00 Recommended Beer: Odell’s 5 Barrel

Items For Those With More Time to Languish


Vegetarian Burger:
Pumpkin Seed, Carrot, Almond & Oat, Fivemiletown Goats Cheese, Butternut Squash, Rocket, Mushroom ‘Bun’, Twice Cooked Chips, Garlic Mayo €15.50
Recommended Beer: Hardknott Continuum

Moules Frites: Mussels, White Wine, Garlic, Cone of Twice Cooked Chips, Hoegaarden Mayo €15.50
Recommended Beer: Leffe

Herb-Crumbed Haddock, ‘Jenga’ Chips, Mushy Peas, Tartare Sauce €15.50
Recommended Beer: Klosterbrau Weizen

Venison & Smoked Bacon Boxty Burger: Leinster Venison, Crowe’s Smoked Rarebreed Bacon, Smoked Polenta Boxty, Fivemiletown Goats’ Cheese (it is pasteurised and very mild!), Beetroot Relish, Boulanger Spuds  €17
Recommended Beer: Hoftrol

8 oz Rump Steak, Butternut Squash Puree, Twice Cooked Chips, Lemony Spinach, Balsamic Field Mushroom, Bone Marrow Butter €18.50 
Recommended Beer: Hardknott Infra-Red

Side dishes/Snacks: Twice Cooked Chips; Beetroot Coleslaw; €3.00 each

Desserts
Dark Chocolate & Stout Mousse, White Chocolate Candycane & Popcorn Bark, Peppermint Liqueur €6

Gluten Free Apple & Plum Crumble, Cinnamon Icecream, Popping Candy, Egg Nog Cream €7


Ginger Cake, Spiced Apple Puree, Coconut Icecream, Caramel Popcorn €6

Libations:
Coffee: French Press, Chosen for Us by 3FE, Ground to Order, Four Minute Infusion Sumatra Takengon Gayon Mountains Fully Washed or Decaf Blend €3


Wall & Keogh Tea: Irish Breakfast Tea, Organic Peppermint, Earl Grey Superior, Moroccan Dusk Green Tea, South Of France Fruit Infusion €3

Lemon Lime and Bitters                 €3.20
Rhubarb Orange and Bitters             €3.20


Fentiman’s Botanically Brewed Drinks
Mandarin and Seville Orange Jigger     €3.50
Curiosity Cola                         €3.50
Ginger Beer                            €3.50
Tonic Water (0.5%)                     €2.50


San Pellegrino                    1L   €4.50
David Lllewelyn’s Apple Juice          €3.50
Orange or Cranberry Juice              €2.70

Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Sprite Zero, Fanta Orange or Lemon   €2.70

4/12/13

Menu for @MaybeRory (and anyone else flash-less) 12 April 2013



Starters
All dishes are cooked fresh to order.

Soup of the Day, Arun Bakery Brown Bread €5
Please ask for a beer recommendation.

Vegetarian Scotch Egg: Free-Range Egg, Coolea Gouda Style Cheese, Mustardy Leeks, Dijon Mayo, ‘Mulligaloe’ Relish, Mixed Leaves €6
Recommended Beer: Dungarvan Helvick Gold

“Sir” Jack McCarthy's Black Pudding, Champ Rosti, Cranberry Poached Rhubarb, Pistachio, Scallion & Wild Garlic Pesto €7.50
Recommended Beer: Chimay Blanche

Ploughman’s Platter: Heggarty’s Cheddar Style Cheese, House Made Piccalilli, Pickles, “Mulligaloe” Relish, Sourdough Toast €7.50
Recommended Beer: Bitter and Twisted

Garlic mushrooms, Inishowen Whiskey Butter, Honey Mustard Mayo, Mixed Leaves €6
Recommended Beer: Jagged Edge IPA

Potted Crab, Sourdough Soldiers €7
Recommended Beer: Trouble Or

Mussels, Chilli & Cider Broth, Walnut Sourdough Bread €7.50
Recommended beer: Cuvee De Troll

Scotch egg: Free-Range Egg, Rare-Breed Pork,
Herby Crumbs, Dijon Mayo,’Mulligaloe’Relish €6
Recommended Beer: 8 Degrees Sunburnt Irish Red

Mains

Herb-Crumbed Haddock, ‘Jenga’ Chips, Crème Fraiche Mushy Peas, Tartare Sauce €15.50
Recommended Beer: Rathaus Weizen

Moules Frites: Mussels, Chilli & Cider Broth, Hoegaarden Mayo, Cone of Twice Cooked Chips €15
Recommended Beer: Cuvee De Trolls

Spiced Chickpea & Spinach Stew, Turmeric Natural Yogurt, Mustard Seed Spiced Baby Potatoes
€14.50
Recommended Beer: Galway Hooker

Sage Marinated Free Range Chicken Burger, Spiced Pumpkin Pesto, Coolooney Brie, Rocket, Arun Bakery Bap, Twice Cooked Chips, Dijon Mayo €16
Recommended Beer: La Trappe Blonde

Panfried Red Gurnard, Wild Garlic & Toonsbridge Ricotta Potato Cake, Carrot Puree, Spring Greens, Willick Popcorn, Sauce Gribiche €16.50
Recommended Beer: Schneider Weisse Mein Grunes


9 oz Rib Eye Steak, Connemara Whiskey Butter,  Portobello Mushroom, Baby Spinach, Twice Cooked Chips €23.50
Recommended Beer: O’Hara’s Red Ale

Bangers & Mash, “Sir” Jack McCarthy Black Pudding Sausages, Heaven & Earth Mash, O’Hara’s Stout Onion Gravy, Onion Rings €15.50
Recommended Beer: 5 AM Saint

Hazelnut Crusted Inishowen Whiskey Chicken Kiev, Twice Cooked Chips, Beetroot Coleslaw, Creamed Corn €16.50
Recommended Beer: Westmalle Tripel
This is cooked from scratch, so please allow 25 minutes

Open Veggie Burger: Butternut Squash & Butterbean, Crozier Blue (Ewe’s Milk Blue Cheese Made By “The Grubbs” In Tipperary), Rocket, Pear, Arun Bakery Sesame Bread, Twice Cooked Chips, Dijon Mayo €15
Recommended Beer: DAAS Blonde (Vegan)

Slow Roasted Free Range Pork Belly, Smoked Bacon, Parsley & Onion Mash, Savoy Cabbage, Carrot Puree, Black Pudding Croquette, Lovely Gravy €17.50                                                    
Recommended Beer: Metalman Pale Ale
This is cooked to order, so please allow 25 minutes


Side dishes: Twice Cooked Chips; Onion Rings €3.50 Buttered Greens; Beetroot Coleslaw; Leaf Salad €3

Dessert Menu

Dark Sea Salt Caramel & Chocolate Brownie,
Lovely Plums, Tyrconnell Whiskey Cream, Plum Sauce, Biscotti Crumb €7

 ‘Dark Arts’ Porter Chocolate Mousse,
Mini Gingerbread Man/Elephant €6
Recommended Whisky: Glenmorangie Lesanta
Sherry Sweetness, Some Spice, Chocolatey Dried Fruit, A Perfect Finish To A Meal.

Apple Crumble, Murphy’s Sea Salt Ice-cream €7
Recommended Whiskey: Greenore 8
Single Grain Irish Whiskey. Rich Vanilla, Honeyed Popcorn.

Cheeseboard for One: Wicklow Baun, Coolea Gouda Style, Fivemiletown Goats Cheese, Sourdough Crackerbread, Apple Jam, Irish Honey €8
Recommended Whiskey: Powers 12

Whisk(e)y for Dessert
Black Bull 12, Scotland €5.50
Silky Smooth Mouth-Feel, Suggestions of Citrus & Oak

Powers John’s Lane, 12 Year Old, Ireland €9
Single Pot Still. Rich, Sherried, & A Great After Dinner Dram

Tyrconnell Madeira, Ireland €8.50
Irish Whiskey of the year from Jim Murray. Vanilla and Raspberries on the nose, Soft and Rich on the Palate, Beautiful Lingering Finish.

9/27/12

Diageo – not the Anti-Christ.




We often hear it said by critics, reviewers and the general population that we, and our little brother premises W. J. Kavanagh’s, do not sell Diageo products. Whether said with admiration or incredulity, this statement causes people to believe we are anti-Diageo. We are not. We do not have Diageo’s most ‘Irish’ product on draught in our premises, because we support Irish craft brewing. Our beers are not made by Arthur, but by Dave, Liam, Cam & Scott, Grainne, Owen, Stephen, Paul & Thom, Culainn, Paudie, Tom & Cormac, Aidan, Andy, Bernard. We support the spirit of Irish independent brewers and support products: beers, whisk(e)ys, wines, foods with their own story and unique tradition.  

We do however stock a number of Diageo products. The drinks megalith owns 30 distilleries in Scotland, 28 of which are single malt producers. Under their former guise, United Distillers & Vinters (UDV) Diageo played a huge part in the survival of many of these distilleries and put many of them on the map. These distilleries teem with life, passion and a genuine connection to the liquid that is their lifeblood.

In the early 1980s, there was what is now known a whisky loch. With whisky taking time to mature, it is difficult to predict the volume of whisky to make today to fulfill requirements in ten years’ time. As a result, overloaded with whisky, UDV like others in the industry decided to close some distilleries. One of the most notable closures was of the Port Ellen distillery on the Inner Hebridean Island of Islay. With many of the island’s distilleries struggling to survive a deal was struck with them that would see Port Ellen Distillery turned in to a malting plant providing malted barley for the Islands remaining distilleries, safe guarding many jobs of the 3000 strong population.

Later on that decade UDV launched “The Classic Malts of Scotland”, which opened up a whole world of single malt whisky to the whisky drinker. Dalwhinnie, Talisker , Cragganmore, Oban, Glenkinchie and the smoky golden nectar of Lagavulin became instant classics around the globe. Their inclusion in the Classic Malts opened a whole new market for these distilleries. On the island of Ireland, Diageo acquired Bushmills in 2005 has built several new warehouses, upgraded and installed new pot stills and is producing an alarming amount of spirit. We are proud to stock these brands today. They are each unique whiskies with a proud tradition, and their own story.

Opening and closure of whisky distilleries is part of the whisky life cycle and as nobody can forecast how much whisky will be required in years to come, enjoy it while you can and try some of these wonderful smaller single malts. If it wasn’t for Diageo and the classic malts we may not now be enjoying single malt in the way that we do.

So today whilst many bars are celebrating another Diageo product why not join us for a few drams.

In L. Mulligan Grocer the following Diageo whiskies will be available for €5.00: Mannochmore, Royal Lochnagar, Caol Ila , Knockando  and Bushmills 10 year old.

In WJ Kavanaghs the following Diageo whiskies will also be €5.00: Dalwhinnie, Dailuaine (the first person to pronounce it correctly can have a free dram), Glen Spey, Mortlach and Bushmills 10 year old.

(There are currently 18 Diageo brands in W.J. Kavanagh’s and 24 in L. Mulligan. Grocer.)