Winedown, on Diublin’s Mongatue Street, has released its new menu for the autumn season.
The restaurant first opened in December 2020 and has pivoted multiple times in tandem with operating restrictions, at various points offering takeaway options as well as outdoor dining.
Winedown owner Maeve O’Malley (also of Meltdown) has created a relaxed, funky space with contemporary Irish art, serving up a menu of tapas-style small plates, sharing plates, cheeses and wine pairings.
The small plates cover a multitude of tastes and preferences with options From the Sea, From the Land and From the Ground.
Killary Mussels with White Wine and Nduja (€9.50) and Irish Porcupine Prawns, Lemongrass and Chili Emulsion (€13.50) cover the seafood options. Meat-lovers can enjoy Asian Marinated Bavette Steak Skewers, House Rayu and Pickled Ginger (€10.50) and Chermoula Chicken Thighs, Fresh Mango Salsa (€7.50) and a Pork and Beef Paloette with Salsa Verde (€6.50).
Plates From the Ground include Grilled Halloumi with Romesco and Grilled Courgette in a Sherry Vinegar Reduction (€7.50), Burrata and Peach Salad (€9.00) and a Chipotle Jackfruit Taco, Pickled Cabbage (€7.00).
To share, the Chef’s Selection Charcuterie Board (€17.50) is a hit alongside the Cheese Board (€15.00) with cheeses including Schnebelhorn, St Agur Blue, 17-month aged Comte with Truffle honey, St Tola Ash Log and Delice de Bourgogne.
Taking inspiration from the toasties of its sister restaurant Meltdown, the Toastie Croquettes (€12.00) come with a selection of Mac Mama, Smoked Fungi and Spicy Cajun.
Suppliers include Carraignamuc Cottage, Fruit and Veg, Glenmar Shellfish, McLoughlin’s Butchers, Little Italy and Sheridan’s Cheese Mongers.
Maeve O’Malley said: “Using and promoting Irish suppliers and produce is an important part of our mission at Winedown. We looked far and wide to compile a list of suppliers who create and source spectacular produce right here at home. We believe in the quality of Irish produce and see it as a more sustainable option, promoting Ireland as a food destination while aiming to reduce our impact on the planet.”
Winedown, Montague Street is open Tuesday – Saturday from 5pm – 11.30pm with last orders for food at 9.00pm. Bookings for indoor and outdoor dining can be made via OpenTable.
For more information visit www.meltdown.ie/winedown.