A few weeks ago with the end of Summer nigh and for a Sunday treat we booked lunch for two in One Pico. It had been quite a while since we were last in One Pico although we have been many times over the years. I love the dining room here, it’s easily one of my favourites in Dublin, luxurious, warm and inviting.
The Sunday lunch menu at One Pico offers 2 courses for €26.95. There are breads to start, a choice of 4 starters and 4 mains. Desserts and cheese are priced individually. There’s a couple of supplements on this menu also.
A bottle of (very funky labelled) Wild Boy Chardonnay from California (€58) was a perfect accompaniment to the gorgeous food. Lets take a moment for the pumpernickel bread – it was so good!
To start I had the Seared Scallops, Sweetcorn, Iberico Ham (€5 supplement). This was a stunningly beautiful dish, it looked fantastic on the red plate, 3 scallops with charred corn and the soft and salty ham just worked perfectly.
He chose the Cured Organic Salmon, Avocado, Grapefruit, Calamansi. Again there was nothing we could find fault with in this dish. It was presented beautifully too. The cured salmon, balanced with the sharp citrus flavours and the smooth avocado.
With that wonderful start we moved onto main courses. He was having the Fillet of Beef, Cheek Croquette, Girolles, Roast Shallot (€10 supplement) and so ordered a glass of red wine to enjoy with the beef, a beautiful Rioja (€9.75). The Beef, cooked medium rare was melt in your mouth perfect fillet. The cheek croquette full of flavour and every part of this plate worked incredibly well together (and that shallot was incredible!).
Roast Chicken, Carrot Puree, Baby Gem, Hazelnuts was my choice… and it was a good one. An extremely pretty plate of food, the crispy skin on the chicken was just incredible (I think I’d sell my soul for chicken skin like this!), the hazelnuts adding a lovely texture to the dish. The chicken was moist and with the charred baby gem and the peas was sensational. A lot of superlatives there but it really was a great plate of food.
We ordered a side of Pomme Frites (€4.95) also, and a huge pile of skinny golden chips arrived, delicious!
With all of that lovely food and wine thoroughly enjoyed over a couple of hours, we finished our lunch with an espresso and a wander around town. Our total bill for lunch (not including service) came to €149.50. For the quality of the food and the luxe surroundings, this was well worth what we paid.
We really enjoyed our Sunday lunch at One Pico; it’s not for every Sunday but it was a very nice way to finish a lovely weekend. One Pico has always been a restaurant we go back to and I don’t see that changing any time soon.
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