Last week I went to Tedfords Kitchen for the launch of Musgrave Marketplace’s new Foodservice Brochure.
The brochure showcases the extensive range of products available from Musgrave MarketPlace, including meat, diary, fruit & vegetables, delicatessen, fish & shellfish and crisps & snacks.
At Tedfords we were treated to a four course meal, showcasing the type of fantastic dishes which can be created using the Musgrave produce.
The first course was a selection of crostini using La Boulangerie des Gourmets artisan breads.
The selection consisted of:
- Tomato and fennel crostini served with seasonal fare courgette marinated in lemon and garlic oil with goats cheese
- Onion and smoked lardon crostini served with chorizo and seasonal fare roasted red peppers with sour cream
- Olive crostini served with Wright’s smoked salmon with crème fraiche
This dish was fantastic because of the combination of the flavours in the artisan breads with the fish/meat/cheeses. I particularly loved the chorizo with the roasted red peppers!
For the second course we could either choose between a curry roast monkfish or a duo of beef. Luckily Barry wanted one and I fancied the other, so I got to try both!
The monkfish was served with fragant coconut rice, stir fry seasonal fare bok choi, tiger prawn wontons and curry oil.
The duo of beef was a pan fried Irish beef fillet steak served with a braised beef cheek on a bed of roasted beetroot and root vegetables, fondant potatoes and rich red wine sauce.
What can I say about the fillet steak- the meat was so tender and just fell apart. It was juicy and rich- perfect!
For dessert, again, we were able to choose between two dishes and Barry and I went for one each. (The best way!)
I had the Fusco chocolate ganache pudding, while Barry picked the Paganini Salted Caramel Apple Pie cheesecake.
The pudding was a chocolate lover’s dream- the chocolate oozing out with the touch of a fork! Yum!
And the other dessert? Well, I love salted caramel, I love apple pie, I love cheesecake- who would have thought of putting them all together! Brilliant!
We finished with a selection of Irish and Continental cheeses. These were Baby Gubbeen (Cork), Cashel Blue (Tipperary) and Manchego (Spain), and came served with caramelised onion chutney and crackers.
I had never tried the Baby Gubbeen before and love being introduced to Irish produce. A lovely way to end the meal.
We had a great time with gorgeous food so thank you to Musgrave! Check out my video from the night too!