Thursday, March 15, 2012

Nude Food Mentioned In The Irish Examiner

Saturday, March 10, 2012

.......Just off the main square on O'Connell St is Nude Food - an absolute gem of a find. We visited for lunch and were completely wowed over by the food.  An extensive menu made choice difficult, but my wife's Ploughman's Lunch was the best version of the dish we ever came across, and the lamb burger for me was simply superb.

Chef Louise Clark also opens for dinner from Thursday to Saturday and booking is a must. And if you dine out once in Dungarvan, or are just passing through, then Nude Food ticks all of the boxes. ......

The Bridgestone Guide 2012 Review Of 'Nude Food'

Louise Clarke can do it all, and that is why Nude Food is such a hotshot place to eat. She has been a marketeer, selling her own cooked food, a fact that allowed her café to take off like a rocket when she opened in late 2008, for Ms Clarke was already a Waterford brand. She has been a caterer, and still cooks for groups, events and occasions. And as a restaurateur she has the confidence and élan that comes from such a deep background. She knows the smart choices, she knows the sourcing, and she knows the cooking. And she makes it all look so easy, the business of running a shop and café where everything screams: eat me!

Her secret is one shared by many of the best women cooks: she is no snob, so everything in Nude is lavished with equal TLC, whether you are having a sandwich or the slow-roast belly of pork. And she has no ego: she is here to feed you, and to make sure you enjoy what has been prepared in the kitchen. So, it's Irish stew today, and the brilliant portobello mushroom steak sandwich tomorrow, and duck confit with herb potatoes the day after. And when the sun shines, let's sit out in the secret garden where the salad leaves and herbs and tomatoes are grown for the kitchen, and share some pavlova with their legendary blackcurrant jam. Nude Food is simply delightful.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Nude Food Sponsors 'Dish for the Déise' Competition

Download: Dish For The Déise Entry Form .pdf file

The Waterford Festival of Food invites all home cooks to enter its inaugural 'Dish for the Déise' competition. The Festival invites recipes (from people 16 years or over) which:

1. Include ingredients which are primarily produced in the region
2. Have a historical connection with / tradition in County Waterford

Please return completed entry forms to 'Nude Food' O'Connell Street, Dungarvan on or before February 14th, 2011. The winning recipe along with two runners up will be announced at the Festival Launch in early March. The winning entrant will be invited to cook (or if preferred assist with the cooking of) their dish at Nude Food on an agreed date in March where all proceeds from the sale of the dish will be donated to the Festival Fund. All three winning entrants will receive a special 'cook's hamper'.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Menu 2010

Parma roast pear with Ardsallagh goat's cheese & salad leaves
Burren smoked salmon & Nude's brown bread, cream cheese & cucumber
Crostini Plate - Cashel Blue, Serrano ham, marinated figs, hummus & olives, Chorizo & roasted peppers
Butternut squash & Cashel blue salad
Soup: cream of winter root vegetables

Main Course
Millstreet Country Park Venison sausages, puy lentils & red cabbage
Lamb Tagine (Comeragh mountain lamb) couscous & saffi salad
Sirloin steak with choice of herb butter, dauphinoise potatoes, Portobello mushroom & tomato garnish (supplement of €3)
Mediterranean roasted vegetable salad with couscous
Salmon with fresh herb vinaigrette, pan fried potatoes & salad leaves
Chicken tagliatelle in a tarragon cream sauce

Dark chocolate & orange mousse
Lemon posset with brandy & cranberry compote
Bread & butter pudding
Orange, honey & almond cake (flourless)

€25 per head with €3 supplement for steak
Christmas parties can be arranged for the month of December.
This menu is available for evening dining from Thursday 9th December.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Nude Food In The Best Of Bridgestone Guide

Marketeer Louise Clark has joined the ranks of the Dungarvan Dynamos with the opening of her super little cafe and restaurant, Nude Food, on O'Connell Street, following on from her huge success with The Naked Lunch in the market.

From Naked to Nude: well, it's a career path of sorts. It's an eclectic space: mismatched furniture, old living room lamps and a chandelier made from old bottles, but it all works and the place has a lovely ambience. The food never misses the spot: pork belly with roasted butternut squash, couscous and hummus and char-grilled sourdough bread is outstandingly good. Hederman's smoked salmon with cucumber and cream cheese on brown bread is ace, the salmon cut into nice thick pieces, and that bread and butter pudding bubbling in the oven has your name on it, if you can but resist the pear and almond tart with Glenilen clotted cream. Good coffees, good service, low prices - what more can one possibly want? A new star.

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