An Port Mor
Frankie Mallon is a lovely cook. His food has an appealing sweetness, and a smart ability to find unlikely pairings for his signature dishes that makes them wowee! hits. Look at the way he fashions swerves of flavour in his classic salad of pot-roasted pig cheeks with Kelly’s black pudding and an apple and vanilla sauce, or the intriguing liaison of duck breast with oxtail croquette and an onion purée. His dishes are democratic, with the ingredients sharing centre-stage with each other, rather than the conventional idea of a main ingredient with supporting roles for the starches. The dishes are tactile and engaging and – if it doesn’t sound crazy – they are amiable: An Port Mor offers friendly food, food that is amiable to the appetite and generously light on the wallet. Mr Mallon has also crafted an amiable team of staff who echo the boss’s ethos of hard work and good fun, so everyone works with a smile on their face. An Port Mor is a pure Mayo charmer.
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