Quite a while back (nearly a year ago), we decided to have a quick lunch in the bar at Raglan Road… (since it was a quick quiet lunch, this will be a quick short post)…
We’ll start with “Tart Art”… - Asparagus & goat cheese tart with garden peas, leeks & lemon oil dressed argula. This was quite tasty, nora was most impressed with the argula and the light lemony sour + salty dressing on it. It was bit hard to find any asparagus excepting for that on top & the leeks were difficult to discern too.
We also shared one of Raglan Road’s side dishes, sweet and sour carrots… these were simple and yummy. The carrots had a touch of sourness (similar to a pickle) and they weren’t overly sweet. Thankfully, there was no heavy sugary glaze or sauce. Again, very simply and very well done.
Since that visit last May, I’ve ordered these time and time again. They’re a really lovely side dish with entrees at dinner or with sandwiches at lunchtime.
We’d been reading a lot about fries with truffle oil and this was our first foray into the whole shebang. They were good, but the truffle oil didn’t add a whole lot of pizazz… We’d be happy with good fries with parmesan and garlic!
A few thoughts…
- a couple of side dishes make a nice lunch at Raglan Road
- it was MUCH quieter during the day than it is in the evening (it’s usually too loud for us inside in the evening, we’ve given it many chances, but unless we’re seated in the Music Room, we just can’t enjoy ourselves)
- we’ve been served by the bartenders at the high tops in the bar and we’ve had visits where they were less willing/able to do so, not sure what the difference was… just a heads up