At home, most of us pile our plates with fish and chips and get stuck in, but in Cork’s finest restaurants, arranging food is an art form.
Here are ten mouthwatering seafood plates that are almost too pretty to eat… make it your mission to devour every one in 2018.
Bastion, Market St & Main St, Kinsale, Cork
Cured and smoked salmon, goat curd, beetroot, preserved lemon, basil, candy hazelnuts
Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry
Pan fried Ballycotton turbot with chilli oil, parsley, bok choi and mangetout.
The Ivory Tower, 35 Princes Street, Cork
The Supper Club, Cork St. Kinsale
Trio of Monkfish: spiced with harissa, chorizo stuffed and tempura with sauce vierge and tabouleh salad
Miyazaki Cork, Evergreen Street, Cork City
Harusame soup noodles, oyster, langoustine, okura and ume.
Charred mackerel, cucamelon, tomatoes and radicchio.
The Black Pig Winebar, Lower O’Connell St. Kinsale
Cask, MacCurtain Street, Cork
The mixed Seafood Plate
Fishy Fishy, Crowley’s Quay, Kinsale
Steamed Local Mussels with fresh basil and lemon butter sauce.
The Cornstore, Cornmarket St. Cork
Oven roast cod, grilled asparagus, sweet potato spiral and maltaise sauce.