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Summer Kicks Off at Il Vicolo

Owner of Il Vicolo restaurant Galway, Gerry McMahon, sitting outside on the restaurant terrace on a sunny evening

Galway’s Il Vicolo Restaurant and Wine Bar has revealed its new heated riverside terrace with additional seating options, as well as a new summer menu.

Dishes on the new summer menu will reflect Il Vicolo’s style of authentic, modern Italian cuisine and will change monthly depending on the best summer season produce available. It will feature dishes such as burrata, organic leaves, Sicilian caponata; gamberi, white wine, chilli, garlic, focaccia; and risotto verde, asparagus, pickled hazelnuts, organic greens.

For the summer, the restaurant’s wine menu has been extended further, now featuring over 80 Italian wines from the north tip of Alto Adige to the boot of Puglia to the island of Sicily.

Gerry McMahon, owner of Il Vicolo, said: “We wanted to offer our locals a real taste of the incredible diversity of Italian wines. In the next year we plan to extend this further, surpassing the 100 mark, to offer the biggest and best Italian wine list in the country. Favourites include the white Lugana from Lake Garda which is trebbiano-dry and fresh, elegant yet extremely balanced; the red Primitivo di Manduria which is a powerhouse from Puglia with great structure, intense flavour and colour; and the Millesimato Prosecco, for those who love bubbles, which features apples and peaches with notes of white flowers and peach blossom.”

The longer summer evenings will see Il Vicolo’s Sunday night jazz running later into the night, until 10:30pm. Happy hour at Il Vicolo also takes place every weekend from 4pm – 6pm with a changing selection of cocktail specials for just €6.

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