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Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Tābú Tapas

Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Tābú Tapas

Monday 22 January 2024

Chef/Proprietor Rodrigo Gonzalez, ex Head Chef at the Cliff House Tramore, is adding a bit of olé olé to Thomastown, delivering on terrific tasty authentic tapas – small and large – along with other dishes.

Bringing with him a superb culinary background, which includes the Cliff House, Rinuccini’s and Zuni, Rodrigo is passionate about his food, striving to provide the freshest and most flavoursome fare to his customers in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Located super-close to the back gates of the glorious Mount Juliet Estate, Tābú offers a warm welcoming space with excellent attentive service from the moment you arrive.

Sat in the garden amongst colourful 'Dia De Los Muertos' Latin American statues, I greedily crunched on some Jerusalem artichoke, parsnip and sweet potato crisps, while I studied the menu.

Besides from their small plates selection, they also offer a variety of hearty mains, so if you prefer the traditional starter and main course routine they have you covered. I opted for a selection of tapas, in the interest of trying more dishes, but it meant eschewing a tempting array of dishes such Black Tiger Prawn spaghetti, cooked in olive oil, garlic and chillis, and finished with Irish whiskey, as well as a monkfish steak cooked in brown butter and white wine and served with baby potatoes, kale and olives. There was pork belly, served with sweet potato and red cabbage, beef short rib with garlic potatoes, mushrooms and charcoal Yorkshire puds, not to mention a 16oz rib steak cote de boeuf. My meal, however, consisted of several delightful smaller dishes.

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