Restaurant FortyOne, the exquisite jewel box of a restaurant up the stairs in a handsome listed Georgian townhouse overlooking St. Stephen’s Green, is hosting an evening of superb food and wine on 28th of April, to celebrate the finest of Irish cheese.
Irish artisan cheese-making has been going from strength to strength in recent years, winning awards internationally and becoming an emblem of Ireland as a food nation. Unique cheeses, made in specific locations by talented individuals, the connection between producer, cheese and place is the key characteristic of every Irish farmhouse cheese.
The cheese showcase evening in Restaurant FortyOne begins at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday April 28th with a canapé reception, accompanied by a Domaine Thibert, sparkling Crémant De Bourgogne. Guests will then take their seats in the intimate and luxurious Restaurant FortyOne, to enjoy a stunning three course menu created by chef Graham Neville, followed by tea or coffee.
To begin will be a refreshing and delicate dish of Merinda tomatoes, the ground-breaking Toonsbridge mozzarella from West Cork, and aged balsamic, served with an appropriately Italian white, a Colli Orientali del Friuli, Pinot Bianco, Petrucco 2013.
Next, guests will enjoy the rich flavour combination of a fillet of O’ Coileain’s beef with the full, well-rounded sheep’s milk cheese Crozier Blue, accompanied by a Crozes Hermitage, Domaine Villard & Baudet, 2011.
Finally, a carefully chosen selection of Irish artisan cheeses in perfect condition will be served with a Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Domaine Bzikot, 2013.
The cheese tasting evening at Restaurant FortyOne costs €85 per person, a night for anyone with a love of impeccable cheese or for those who wish to learn a little more about the glorious artisan and lovingly handmade cheeses currently available in this country.
41 St. Stephen’s Green,
Tel: +353 1 6620 000