As the mother of two small boys, I don’t get out much (ever), so when Aldi invited me to dine at 28 By Aldi, their pop-up restaurant at Taste of Dublin last Saturday, I whooped, and accepted immediately.
Curated by Michelin-starred chef Cormac Rowe from Lady Helen at Mount Juliet and a team of some of the most welcoming and friendly staff EVER, the restaurant was open to celebrate the launch of Aldi’s new range of 28-day aged steaks. Seated at the chef’s table, we watched our meal being prepared on a flame grill, brought in especially for the occasion. Sipping a glass of wine , we were presented a salt cod brandade to start. Spiked with garlic and rich with sea flavour, this was a gorgeous start to the meal.
As for the steak?AMAZING. My ribeye was one of the most delicious steaks I have ever eaten, and served with a side of triple cooked chips drizzled with hollandaise sauce and crispy onions, sent me into the happiest food coma of my life. The meal was rounded off with a refreshing pannacotta, leaving the steak as the star attraction.
#28byaldi was the undisputed people’s choice at Taste of Dublin; from our lofty perch we witnessed hordes of festival-goers queuing up at the entrance of the restaurant to try to secure a place at one of the tables. Quite right too; this was an experience that I wish I could repeat every single day. Though, my hips may disagree…
Would you like to try Aldi’s new 28 day dry-aged steaks? You can! Today, their striploin and rib-eyes launch in Aldi stores nationwide, priced at €7.99 each. Yay!