Marino Monterisi's new menus at Bates Restaurant.

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Marino Monterisi's wonderful Bates Restaurant, in Rathdrum, County Wicklow, which features in the Bridgestone 100 Best Restaurants 2009, has just launched new menus.
Here is the dinner menu, a model of how to source artisan foods and how to write a menu simply.
Saffron risotto with pork cheeks! Homemade tagliolini with Gubbeen pancetta! Bunclody veal with anchovies and capers!
We are drooling down here in West Cork, and no mistake...

Bates Restaurant, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow Tel: 0404 29988

Dinner Menu


Connemara and Gubbeen Artisan Air dry meats:
James McGeough’s Beef, Hilda Crampton organic leaves & St. Tola €10.50
James McGeough’s cured Ham & mature Gubbeen cheese €10.50
James McGeough’s Lamb salad & Janet Drew fig & apricot chutney €10.50
James McGeough’s & Fingal Ferguson antipasto: Pork, beef, salamis, olives & pickles €12.50

Poached pear, Wicklow blue, hazelnut dressing €7.50
Home made chicken liver parfait, beetroot relish & hot toast €8.00
Sauté Oyster and Shitake mushrooms, garlic, parsley & bruschetta €8.00
Gubbeen fresh Italian sausages, cannellini beans, organic chilli oil €8.00
Glazed St. Tola goat’s cheese, grilled leeks, courgette, peppers & balsamic €8.50
Kiltrea Organic smoked salmon, caper berries, baby leaves & lemon €10.00

First Courses

Castleruddery Farm organic chunky vegetable soup, basil pesto €4.50
Roast butternut squash soup, Wicklow Baun & walnuts €5.00
Home made Tagliolini, Gubbeen pancetta, egg, Parmesan & black pepper €8.00
Home made, potato gnocchi with Wicklow Venison ragout €8.50
Wexford Beef ravioli, braised oxtail & gremolata €9.00
Carnaroli Risotto, Kiltrea smoked haddock, Gubbeen chorizo €9.00
Saffron Risotto, slow cooked pork cheeks, truffle oil €9.00

Fish dishes change daily please see specials

Second Courses

Monaghan free range chicken breast, shitake and oyster mushrooms & jus €16.50
Braised Wexford lamb shank, winter vegetables, mash & braising sauce €17.50
Breaded Bunclody Rose’ Veal escalope, fried egg, anchovies, capers & veal jus €19.00
Slow cooked Tipperary pork belly, butternut squash puree & spinach €19.00
Monaghan duck: crispy leg, seared breast, lentils & Irish pancetta, port sauce €19.50
Peppered Wicklow Venison loin, red cabbage, potato gratin, red wine sauce €22.00

Char-grilled - Wexford Beef –Bates fries and sauce of your choice

10 oz Rib Eye €21.00
8 oz Fillet €24.50

Sauces: Wicklow blue, green peppercorns and brandy
Red wine and shallots, mushrooms, Béarnaise

Fish dishes change daily please see specials


Mixed organic leaves €2.50
Bates fries €2.50
Mash €2.50
Gratin potatoes €3.00
Sauté mushrooms €3.00
Crispy courgettes €3.00
Buttered spinach €4.00

Service charge not included
Children menu available