January 22, 2013

Brasserie Sixty6: Helping to beat the January Blues

The glitz and cheer of Christmas is over, it's dark, cold and everyone seems to be waiting for payday. It also seems to be raining or snowing a lot!! So on Friday evening, I made my way through puddles galore, to get to Brasserie Sixty6 on George's Street.  I arrived with a broken umbrella and soggy hair but was immediately cheered up by the warm restaurant and the friendly staff. The place was packed and I couldn't wait to sit down and try out Brasserie Sixty6's new January special. Back in October, I went with a few friends to try out the lobster special and found it great value. It was filling, fresh and an absolute treat as I don't often get to eat lobster. The new January special offer is a 8oz Prime Fillet of Irish Hereford Beef and after Christmas's overload of turkey and ham I was really looking forward to some good steak. 

Our meal started with a huge hunk of fresh bread and butter, which every table receives no matter what they order. There is something very satisfying about tearing off chunks off bread and slathering them in butter and quite therapeutic after a week at work. 


The fillet is chargrilled to however you would like it cooked and comes with thick cut chips, extra fine beans and asparagus coated with  homemade basil pesto. This is all topped off with a fresh dressed watercress salad and is  accompanied by a lovely Bearnaise sauce on the side. So it is very January diet friendly because you can eat as much or as little of the sauce as you like!!

Look at those chips! Fabulous!
Prime fillet of beef
We finished off our meal by sharing a New York Style Baked Cheesecake. Sharing was all we could manage after our steak! The cheesecake came with a blackberry compote & blackcurrant ripple ice cream and every last piece was devoured. 

New York Style Cheesecake

The fillet steak is available for €16.99 but it must be booked in advance and is only available until stocks last for the month of January so you have another two weeks to try it out. Go cheer yourself up! And to help cheer the nation up, Brasserie Sixty6, Rustic Stone Restaurant and Fade Street Social have decided to offer a free meal to any member of HMV staff who have not been paid in the last number of weeks. Staff are asked to bring along their most recent pay slip to enjoy a free meal in any of these restaurants
These restaurants will also be redeeming HMV vouchers from customers who are now unable to spend them in-store. All those with HMV vouchers can redeem the value against a bottle of house wine or a bottle of prosecco or house cocktails alongside the purchase of food.This offer for both staff and customers will run on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesday only and until February 12th. Now that's one way to get rid of the January blues.

Disclaimer: Unlike 99.9% of my blog posts which are fully paid for by me, this time I was invited to Brasserie Sixty6 to sample their new January Special. I do not let this sway my opinion as if I didn't enjoy the meal I would let you know. Though this one is such good value I almost wanted to keep it to myself!
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