We caught up with Chef Alex Greene of Deanes EIPIC...check out what he told us!
What is your favourite dish on the menu at Deanes Eipic and why?
Our Menus at Deanes EIPIC change regularly, seasonally or when we feel its time to do so, I don’t really have a favourite, however, our Belfast black brown soda bread, topped with Abernathy brown butter is something I take great pride in and I have it every day. It’s our staple, we never take it off it’s always offered as part of the bread course.
What would be your desert island meal? (Starter/Main/Dessert)
Simple, our Belfast black brown soda bread, Abernathy butter, a platter of cured and aged meats, 4-year-old Comte, pickles and a bottle of Kilmegan elderflower cider on ice.
What is your favourite seasonal dish?
Spring Lamb, Peas and broad beans and potatoes. Is there anything more satisfying than spring lamb and spring vegetables?.
What drink would you pair with it?
Perhaps a Pomerol or something a bit less extravagant a nice Tempranillo Grenache from Rioja or even a good Pinot Noir.
What is your favourite restaurant in Dublin and why?
It’s difficult to choose a favourite because Dublin has a lot of great restaurants offering a vast variety of food. Every time I’m in Dublin I try to eat somewhere different. Without a doubt though, The Greenhouse and Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud are a couple of my favourites, both very different cooking styles and dining experience, but both totally faultless cooking and service, you can't ask for anything more from a great restaurant. Chapter One is another great restaurant in Dublin offering exceptional dining at a great price and it is always consistent. I also really like bowls by Kwanghi Chan, very tasty fusion cooking and great if you are after something quick, extremely tasty and somewhat nutritious, its a winner every time.
What is your favourite dish in Dublin and why?
Mickael Viljanen's lamb dish at The Greenhouse and that Lamb Jus Gas, simply banging.
Who is your most hotly tipped young chef in Ireland today?
Is there such a thing? Is there 1 young chef out there pushing above everyone else?, I’m not so sure, I could list at least 10 young chefs in Ireland today that seem to be making waves and pushing and delivering above the rest and I suppose anyone of them could be hotly tipped, it's difficult to suggest who is the hottest.