Dervla Conlon is fastidious. Fastidious in the way of someone who looks closely at something, then takes it apart completely, then rebuilds it. And rebuilds it better than it was. So, garden pea soup, as Ms Conlon cooks it in Pudding Row, in pretty little Easky, in west County Sligo, will also have wild nettles, and organic coriander leaves. Their croque Monsieur enjoys a homemade creme fraiche. When they showcase Ballyhoura mushrooms, they do so on the template of lush homemade brioche. There is Achill sea salt on the caramel slices, and we would walk to Easky just to have a slice of Ms Conlon’s Victoria sponge: this girl can bake for the ages. PR is a charming, upstairs room, with lovely views out across the Atlantic, and everything cooked and served here is artfully confected, and fastidiously achieved.
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