Monday, November 16, 2009

O'Suzette - a piece of France in the Kerry village...

If you're reading this blog for some time now, you should now by now that I'm a huge 'all what's French fan'... My Hubby knows that too ;) Last Friday he took me for a surprise lunch to O'Suzette - French restaurant, deep in the Kerry county, in the town of Kilflynn. The first impression was great - small, cosy restaurant in French style. Menu was short but dishes were well chosen and I'm sure it's updated on a daily basis - depends on the season and availability of ingredients. The only thing which you can eat everyday is La Galette - traditional Breton pancake. It can have savoury or sweet filling. The main ingredient in this batter is the buckwheat flour - which gives it it's unusual taste.

We ordered a soup of the day - which was a potato and courgette soup - very creamy and delicious :) Served with home made, still hot, baguette!
My Hubby took beef bourguignon - we always wanted to try that one! The meat was very tender, served with a lot of velvety, deep flavoured sauce, potatoes and carrots. I almost regretted that I didn't order it after I had a little taste...
My Main dish was of course 'le galette' - filled with ham, cheese and mushrooms. It was huge! On the side I got a basket (made from pancake batter) filled with salad dressed real vinaigrette :) The only minus is that I didn't finish my main dish - it was just too big for me...
If that wasn't enough, what was our surprise when after ordering an orange juice we got freshly squeezed one!!!

The staff we met that day were actually the owners themselves - a French couple. The service is little on the slow side, but it doesn't really matter because the food, atmosphere and whole ambiance is very nice and 'home like'. We felt very welcomed and well looked after. It's like it says on the leaflet - Made in Love. It's perfect for a quite family or friends lunch/dinner, I would be a little concerned to book a bigger party group there though because of the number of staff available, but... still one of the best places to eat in Kerry!

No. of visits: 2
Prices: medium range
Wine selection: sufficient
Reservations needed?: not really, unless it's a bigger gathering I would advise to book the table because of the limited space in the restaurant

Photos by O'Suzette

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely surprise lunch. It sounds like everything was absolutely perfect - the way it should be :)


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