Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fionn MacCool's #onthepatio [EVENT / GIVEAWAY - Closed]

 Yesterday I was invited to the tasting of Fionn MacCool's (@EsplanadeFionn) new summer menu which will be debuting on Monday June 24th and I was kindly given a $50 Gift Card to giveaway (contest details at the end of the post).

We were treated to a tasting of the seven summer menu items #onthepatio and they are traditional pub food with a twist.

There was 2 feature cocktails to choose from, they were both very light and refreshing which is perfect for the patio

 Pear & Vanilla Spiced Lemonade
~ Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, sage simple syrup, mint, pear juice, ginger soda, fresh lemonade

Patio Aphrodisiac
~ Kronenbourg Blanc & Somersby Cider

Irish Chip Nacho
~ layers of Irish Chips, tossed in Celtic Sea Salt & vinegar w/ aged Cheddar, hot peppers, tomatoes, green onions and topped w/ chipotle mayo
Thought the presentation was cute and love the thicker, slightly soogy vinegar soak chip w/ the chipotle mayo.

We were served snack/mini size version of all the dishes but full size version was provided on a side table for photo opp. The Nacho was huge, this would be perfect to munch on with beer on a lazy patio day.

Pear and Pomegranate Salad
~ a blend of spinach & frisee tossed in their honey citrus vinaigretts topped w/ slices of red pear, pomegranate seeds, pecans, shaved parmesan and a drizzle of honey

Dublin Street Sandwich
~ Inspired by the street vendors of Ireland. Grilled flat iron steak in a spicy sauce with roasted red peppers, citrus yogurt, cucumber and pickled onion wrapped in a warm naan bread. Side of tomato mint salad.
The steak was really tender and flavorful here but it was really really NOT spicy

Lamb Burger
~ Chargrilled ground lamb, Indian spiced braised onions & Stilton Cheese served on a fresh toasted Ace Bakery bun.
Finally a good burger bun thanks to my favorite Ace Bakery but thought the cheese wasn't strong enough when pair with the sweet onions.... and can you ask for a medium rare lamb burger?! Cause this was a bit well done for my taste but I guess this was to accommodate everyone.

Grilled Bacon Sarnies
~ a mini sandwich made U.K. style! Grilled back bacon, slice bacon, avocado puree, spicy onion salsa with grilled lime wedge
We call it a slider and they call it a sarnie (^_^)

Steak and Shrimp
~ bavette steak grilled to order and sliced, w/ Chimichurri sauce, jumbo grilled shrimp and charred corn served w/ fresh-cut fries seasoned w/ Celtic Sea Salt
This was probably my favorite dish of the night and love the chimichuri with the steak... definitely wanted to sneak the big plate over to our table ;)

Red Velvet Doughnuts
~ icing sugar, white chocolate sauce
This was a lot lighter that I expected, served warm and not very sweet at all... Love my warm dessert and I can't help but had two of these (^_^)

We were kindly given a $50 Gift Card to giveaway to one of our readers.

The $50 Gift Card can be used at any Prime Pubs

How to Enter 
1) Follow me @kiki_BFF on Twitter & Tweet the following
I would like to win the $50 Gift Card to try @EsplanadeFionn Summer Menu @kiki_BFF #kikicontest #onthepatio
2) Like my facebook page here and comment on the link to this post
3) You may tweet once a day for addition entry

Contest starts on Friday June 14th and ends on Friday June 21st at 12PM. 

One lucky winner will be chosen randomly and the winner will be announce shortly after the end of contest. 
Good Luck!!!

The Contest is now closed :
And the winner is @YashYanthi
* winner have been choosen randomly through

*** This meal was complimentary. Opinions are my own***
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  1. I'd love to win!

    1. Please follow the instruction above to enter and Good Luck :)

  2. Elizabeth FriesenJune 14, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    I would love to win!!! I'll tweet all about it!!! Thanks for another great contest!!! :D