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The Mustard Seed

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After three decades in the business, Dan Mullane has stepped back from the day-to-day business of The Mustard Seed, and his distinguished manager of 25 years, John Edward Joyce, has taken up the reins of this County Limerick superstar destination. Mr Joyce continues the tradition of generous, and sincere hospitality which has always marked the Mustard Seed as special.
But what is so total about the Mustard Seed today is that the restaurant has 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 inmore than 25 years of eating at The Mustard Seed. 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.

Ballingarry, Co Limerick
+ 353 69 68508

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