Today I went along to award winning restaurant Eala Bhan with Laura who is one half of the Millie and Brie blog.
We were welcomed by Anthony, the owner of the restaurant, with a glass of prosecco. We had the Seamus Heaney table which overlooks the Garavogue River, so it was lovely and relaxing just watching the world go by….and eating!
We were given a three-tier tray of the savoury selection each. These included delicate smoked salmon and cream cheese open sandwiches, chicken and pesto bagels, goats cheese and tomato bagels and sandwiches, all topped with edible flowers and looking like miniature works of art. It was almost a sin to eat them….almost!
If the savoury selection wasn’t enough we were each given a slate full of desserts. These included a gorgeous berry cheesecake, chocolate and chilli cake, scone etc. I ended up torn between the sweet and the savoury and didn’t know what to eat next! Our waitress Trish was lovely, she spent time explaining what everything was. When we were beaten and could eat no more she packaged it all up so we could bring it home.
Thanks to Anthony for such a wonderful afternoon and fabulous food, Trish for her great service, she’s a star, and Laura for the great company. You can find Eala Bhan here and Laura’s blog here.
Looks absolutely yummy, I’ll have to try this sometime when I’m next in Sligo
I’ve wanted to check out Eala Bhan for a while now, but being so busy (too busy sometimes), I’ve yet to have the pleasure. Going by what your wonderful review here, not to mention the photos, I feel like going right this moment. 🙂 That last one you’ve posted, with the desserts and the beautiful tea pot, looks like a still life painting that I genuinely want to do a painting of – beautiful composition. I’ve met Anthony quite a few times whenever he visits the Rathcormac market – he’s lovely. Thanks also for the link to Laura’s blog – I’ve just subscribed. 🙂 Thanks for sharing – I’ve gotta go there. Sligo truly has so much great stuff and so many great places to enjoy.
It’s a wonderful treat 🙂