Christmas Menu 2015

We are not early Christmas adopters in L. Mulligan. Grocer. 6th December is both Colin's birthday and in plenty of time to open the box of USA biscuits and decorate the tree. However, some people have been enquiring about the menu, so here it is in all of its festive glory. 

L Mulligan Grocer, Christmas Menu 2015

Menu is subject to market availability and the vagaries of the Irish winter. We can happily accommodate any dietary requirement but would ask that you provide plenty of notice so we can prepare a delicious substitute for you. 


House Smoked Goatsbridge Trout, Oak Smoke, Rye Tuille, Whipped Dill & Lemon Butter

Christmas Scotch Egg, Preserved Plum Relish, Parsnip Crisps

Three Cheese Terrine, Gingerbread Melba Toast, Cranberry Jam

Smoked Chicken Liver Paté, Honey, Apricot & Nutmeg Compote, Sesame & Vanilla Snaps


Termonfeckin Free Range Turkey & Ham Pie, Puff Pastry, Panfried Brussels Sprouts, Smoked Bacon, Cranberries, Chestnuts (roasting on an open fire)

Ballinwillin Venison Haunch, Crozier Blue Gratin, Glazed Beetroot, Port Wine & Chocolate Jus

Ballyhoura Mushroom & Chestnut Roast, Cep Oil, Vanilla Pomme Purée, Vegetarian Lovely Gravy

Free Range Irish Duck Breast, Star Anise Jus, Roasted Plum, Candied Parsnip


Sticky Toffee Pudding, Fig Sauce, Sea Salt Caramel, Chantilly Cream

Gold, Frankincense & Myrhh Chocolate Cake, Candied Popcorn, 
Poached Clementines

Whiskey and Cheese Pairing: Bushmills and Mossfield Organic Cheese, Buttermilk Crackers, Wine Poached Pear

White Chocolate & Candy Cane Shortcake, Mousse & Bon Bon

Three Courses €42
For groups of 8+ guests


Dinner is Coming

Guest post by King of the Clipboard, Adam Kilbane. 

'We have many vices here at L Mulligan Grocer- most involve obsessing over food, beer & whiskey but some are more niched. 

About a month ago sitting having our usual weekly chin wag, the question arose, “what kind of Halloween event will we do?”. While we are still going to dress up on the 31st, pumpkin-bomb the pub, the usual malarkey, we decided to go a little further to pay homage to the what I consider the greatest TV show of all time. 

As a major fan I was taken in by the world George RR Martin created (heart-breaking as it was). A recurring theme of food and drink culture consistently arose, each time a wedding, birthday or the visit of great house was mentioned great lengths went into the description of the settings and what was on offer. This intrigued me, so being the nerd I am and knowing the kind of following the series has, suddenly I was organising a medieval banquet!

In a secret location in Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 we are holding a medieval banquet dinner in honour of everyone’s favourite guilty pleasure, Game Of Thrones.   

Hoping to keep the heart of what we do at Mulligans by pairing great food and drink together we will feast, beers slushing, belly laughing, eagerly grabbing at the middle of the table to get at the hard breads, cheeses, stews, pastries to fill plates, washed down with wines & ales all the while the chatter builds as the food is restocked. It is the social aspect and idea of people passing and sharing around food that is most appealing to me. A room decorated in candles, house banners, antlers and furs will provide the backdrop for our Westerosi Halloween dinner. 

As it is Halloween I am hoping people dress up or wear house colours for the night that is in it. Fans of Game of Thrones, Halloween, General merriment- get in.  Dinner is coming. 

Valar Morghulis.'  

Date: 30th October
Time : 7pm
Location: A secret banquet hall in Dublin 7


Stoneybatter and Smithfield Food Festival

The weekend of October 9-11th sees the first Stoneybatter and Smithfield Food Festival come to the Shire, with a calendar of events happening throughout the neighbourhood. We are particularly excited about Lilliput Store's Viking Tapas and DesIreland's screening of Symphony of the Soil at the Lighthouse.

L. Mulligan. Grocer will be hosting a long table brunch, celebrating the best of the season, with a Dublin 7 twist. The three course feast will include soft boiled bacon scotch eggs, Black Coffee IPA made by Brown Paper Bag Project in conjunction with 3FE, a stonking take on the Full Irish breakfast and stone fruits from our allotment griddled into rib-sticking perfection atop smoked dark chocolate brioche.

Date: 10th October 2015
Time: 1.30pm
Cost: €32
Book through here


Beer Tasting for Yes Equality

We are hosting a beer tasting in aid of the Yes Equality campaign this coming Saturday. We will be tasting a special release beer brewed by the L. Mulligan crew, a lovely beer from Trouble Brewing and some Wicklow Wolf treats. The Brown Paper Bag Project and ever experimental White Gypsy have also donated some cracking beers which are of the rare and interesting variety. Kate from brilliant Wildflour Bakery is providing beery cake and the wonderful Ciara O'Connor will have a booth set up to film #votewithus clips for anyone who would like to make one. Still some tickets left via the link below.

Saturday 11th April, 2pm prompt start
6 beers, snacks at half time, witty repartee €25
L. Mulligan. Grocer, 18 Stoneybatter Dublin 7

Book via https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/beer-tasting-for-yes-equality-campaign-tickets-16168602726


Brown Paper Bag Project Dinner

Some time ago, we had a perky barman from Atlanta called Brian. While pulling pints and changing kegs, he dreamed of fermentation times, malt varieties and the intricacies of hop flavour profiles. Brian is now the full time brewer at the Brown Paper Bag Project, a locationless brewery that travels the globe making tasty beer influenced by local styles and the people they meet. As an ex-chef he is also keen to explore food and beer pairing in a way that not only complements the beer but allows us to traverse the flavour profile.

We are delighted to be hosting a beer pairing dinner in conjunction with the Brown Paper Bag Project. We are building the menu around five Brown Paper Bag Project creations (including one brand new beer!). We are using a beer as the starting point to create each of the five courses. The brewers and chefs are working closely together to explore the nuances of the beers through the produce they are paired with. Irish game, cheese fondue, smoked root vegetables and bitter dark chocolate all have their dance card marked for this St Patrick’s Day eve celebration.  

To book please email hopsandmalt@lmulligangrocer.com
Date: Monday 16th March 
Time: 7.30pm
Price: €55 euro per person, to include all pairings


Burns Supper

Early January each year we start to stockpile Irn Bru, tune the bagpipes, and dig our sporrans out of the sock drawer. Sunday 25th January marks our annual Burns Supper in honour of Scotland's national poet. As it is a Sunday, we will be commencing somewhat earlier than usual, but that leaves plenty of time for haggis-eating, whisky tasting and poetry reciting. Kilts are welcome, but not mandatory. 

Sunday 25th January 2015 6.30pm
L. Mulligan. Grocer. 18 Stoneybatter, Dublin 7Three courses & Arrival Canapes 
48 euro a head includes each course paired with a Scotch whisky or Scottish craft beer and all the Irn Bru your pancreas can handle

Booking now via sonsieface@lmulligangrocer.com


Single Pot Still Dinner and Barrel Charring

We have spent the past weekend pairing whiskey with food at Whiskey Live Dublin, a brilliant event organised by our friend Ally Alpine of the Celtic Whiskey Shop. We were alongside Irish Distillers, matching their Jameson Black Barrel and Redbreast 15 with some lovely canapés. It was a great opportunity to showcase how whiskey and food can cosy up to each other and create a balance of flavours. The partnership was such a success that we have decided to team up to host a Single Pot Still Dinner. We will be joined by Ger Buckley, the master cooper from Midleton, who will raise and char a barrel in our beer garden and Liam Donnegan who will lead a tasting of some of the Single Pot Still range. Pot still is a style of whiskey unique to Ireland and we are very proud to be pairing it with the best Irish produce of the season. 

Single Pot Still Dinner and Barrel Charring
6 November, 6.30 Assembly
€65 Book now via UnmaltedBarley@LMulliganGrocer.com

Canapes paired with Redbreast 12
Goats Cheese, Almond Financier, Honey Carrageen, Fino Spritz
Smoked Bacon & Star Anise Devils on Horseback

Starter paired with Green Spot
Wild Trout Tartare, Whipped Toonsbridge Ricotta, Ginger Crisp, Brown Butter

Vegetarian Option
Toonsbridge Ricotta Gnudi, Pumpkin Puree, Ginger & Apple Jelly, Candied Hazelnut

Main paired with Powers John’s Lane
Venison Haunch, Roasted Rainbow Beetroot, Hay Smoked Parsnips, Black Pudding & Golden Raisin Bon Bon, Lovely Gravy

Vegetarian Option
Autumn Tart: Sour Cream Pastry, Sherry Glazed Root Vegetables, Smoked Gubeen Cheese, Parsnip Crisps, Beetroot Pesto

Dessert paired with Barry Crockett Legacy
Honeycomb Shortcake, Roasted White Chocolate Semifreddo, Sea Salt Toffee Apple, Almond Brittle

Menu strictly subject to market availability.