There’s always something in the pipeline at The Tavern. Every Friday during winter it’s Curry Night. The Mescan nights pair craft beer with a matching menu.
During the summer, The Tavern is getting quite a name for food related festivals – The Lobster Festival on the May Bank Holiday weekend and the deep south flavour of the Louisiana Prawn Boil in mid-August.
Curry Night is the Friday night staple during the long winter months. All curries are cooked to order and come accompanied with basmati rice, grilled garlic flatbread, poppadoms, mango chutney and (just in case you need it) a cooling yoghurt and cucumber raita.
Curry Night runs every Friday night except during July, August and Bank Holidays.
Chef Myles enjoys matching food and drink flavours, and he has risen to the craft beer challenge in style. Each course on Mescan Night is paired with a different Mescan beer and the combinations are quite stunning.
Mescan is a local craft brewery, producing a varied range of Belgian style beers. Mescan Blond, Mescan White and Mescan Stout are joined by the powerful Mescan Tripel and sometimes seasonal specials. Chef Myles O’Brien has designed two very special menus to perfectly complement four different Mescan Craft Beers – Blond, White, Stout and Tripel. Click to view the Mescan Autumn/Winter menu or the Mescan Spring/Summer menu.
The Tavern is all about enjoying food and having fun – so it was a fairly short step to launching some fabulous food festivals to perk up the summer.
First up on the May Bank Holiday Weekend is the Lobster Festival. The lobster theme takes over for the holiday weekend with lobster festival t-shirts and giveaways, music and of course lots of lobster specials. Euro-toques chef Myles O'Brien has created a series of signature dishes using the king of the crustaceans, including a mouth watering surf 'n' turf featuring lobster and fillet steak. Or, if you like your lobster ‘straight’, choose your own from the lobster tank.
Louisiana Prawn Boil
In mid-August the Cajun flavour of the deep South arrives in Murrisk with a Louisiana Prawn Boil and Creole Gumbo. The tasty fare consists of a spicy Cajun prawns and a Creole gumbo plus a glass of local beer Clifford's Connacht Champion accompanied by live toe tapping bluegrass music.
Murrisk Pattern & Oyster Festival
Our festival for lovers of good food and traditional entertainment is the Murrisk Pattern and Oyster Festival which takes place on the first weekend in September. It’s a festival that takes over the whole village from Friday to Sunday. A combination of seafood themed events include the Oyster Opening competition, a tour of an Oyster Farm, Sea food platter lunch’s combines with oyster tasting and Murrisk Loops walks, The Murrisk Pattern commences on Sunday 3rdwith 12.30 pm mass in Murrisk Abbey and a day of great family entertainment, food stalls, chowder competition, childrens games, music all day and rounded off with The Oyster Ball on Sunday night in The Tavern.
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