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The Mustard Seed

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John Edward Joyce has smoothly taken up the reins of The Mustard Seed, County Limerick's  superstar destination, continuing the tradition of generous, sincere hospitality which has always marked the Mustard Seed as special. But what is especially noteworthy about the Mustard Seed today is the fact that the restaurant boasts a kitchen whose excellence at the culinary arts matches Mr Joyce's skills at the hospitality arts. Whilst the food reads complicated on the menu – turbot with Kenmare scallops, mousseron mushroom, wild black rice, caviar and lobster bisque, is a fairly typical creation – the cooking eats wonderfully clean and logical, due in large part to the fact that so many ingredients are coming straight from their gardens behind the house. In fact, a late-summer dinner was the best food we have ever enjoyed here. The kitchen expertly used every part of their batterie – pickling; smoking; foraging; fermenting – to create dishes which are visually stunning and eat like a dream. And breakfast, next morning, was no less exceptional. And that’s just what it is like to eat, and stay, at The Mustard Seed: dreamlike.

John Edward Joyce
Ballingarry, Co Limerick
+ 353 69 68508

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