Fade St Social – Dublin

Food Travelist Fade St Social Dublin Welcome By Jameson
Food Travelist Fade St Social Dublin Welcome By Jameson

 

Whether you’re looking for a great taste of “Irish tapas” ( you did know about Irish tapas didn’t you? LOL) or just a fantastic meal of modern Irish culinary style, head over to Dublin’s Fade St. Social.  Ireland Masterchef, restaurateur and all around great food guy Dylan McGrath has created a multifaceted dining establishment that is modern and inviting. It consists of a restaurant, gastro-bar, winter garden (when the weather is good) and bar that will provide just about anything you have a taste for whether libation or food.

We couldn’t resist starting out with the “bag of bread” could you? It is literally a canvas bag full of bread. Imagine that? There was sourdough, nutty brown seed, brioche, rosemary focaccia and white flour crusty rolls accompanied by smoked and unsalted butter. What a start!

Food Travelist Fade St Social Dublin Bag Of Bread
Food Travelist Fade St Social Dublin Bag Of Bread

 

We then decided to sample a variety of tastes from the intriguing menu that in part characterizes dishes by their preparation, such as woodfired, braised or charred & smoked. There’s a wood-burning oven you can see from anywhere in the restaurant, which really adds to the atmosphere.

Food Travlist Fade St Social Dublin Declan Horgan With Diana Laskaris
Food Travlist Fade St Social Dublin Declan Horgan With Diana Laskaris

 

We filled our bellies happily with many bites prepared with great panache by sous chef Declan Horgan, including a surprise treat: a tasty scallop on a bed of creamy potatoes with a lovely cream sauce that dazzled us with its taste and refinement.

Food Travelist Fade St Social Dublin Scallop
Food Travelist Fade St Social Dublin Scallop

 

We followed that with the pork belly starter, roasted pork belly with lyonnaise, balsamic, crushed turnip, peppered bacon and crispy pork rillettes. Yummy! Pork belly, bacon and pork rillettes – what a trinity!

Food Travelist Fade St Social Dublin Pork Belly Starter
Food Travelist Fade St Social Dublin Pork Belly Starter

 

Of course, since we were in Ireland, we were obliged to taste some modern twists on famous traditional Irish dishes, such as Colcannon. Ours was a bright green combination of creamy mashed potatoes with creamed kale and spring onion foam.

Food Travelist Fade St Social Dublin Colcannon
Food Travelist Fade St Social Dublin Colcannon

 

We also couldn’t resist the seasonal cabbage, adorned accordingly for our season with a bit of crispy bacon lardons. More bacon – yay!

Food Travelist Fade St Social Dublin Seasonal Cabbage
Food Travelist Fade St Social Dublin Seasonal Cabbage

 

We sampled one of the wood-fired flatbreads, ours came with raw slices of beef, aged parmesan, rocket and truffle béchamel. Wow, wow, wow -was that good!

Food Travelist Fade St Social Dublin Raw Beef Flatbread
Food Travelist Fade St Social Dublin Raw Beef Flatbread

 

And, because we didn’t yet have our fill of Irish potatoes, our “chunky chips” were hand cut potato wedges drizzled with garlicky cream, parsley and prosciutto.

Food Travelist Fade St Social Dublin Chunky Fries
Food Travelist Fade St Social Dublin Chunky Fries

 

The atmosphere is chatty and energetic, and the open kitchen is fun to watch. The menu varies to suit the seasons and in the warmer months, there’s an outside Winter Garden as well.

Food Travelist Fade St Social Dublin Open Kitchen
Food Travelist Fade St Social Dublin Open Kitchen

 

If you want to get more insights about Dublin or Fade St. Social, contact Food Travelist Diana @Diana.

THE QUICK BITE: For a great meal of modern Irish cuisine in a fun and lively atmosphere, visit  Fade St. Social in Dublin.