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L’Ecrivain Celebrates 28 Years in Business With Special Retro Menu

One of Dublin’s longest standing Michelin-starred restaurants, L’Ecrivain, is celebrating 28 years in business this month. Opened by Derry and Sallyanne Clarke in July 1989, l’Ecrivain has become synonymous with exceptional fine dining experiences and is undeniably one of Ireland’s best restaurants.

Moving in 1994 to 109a Lower Baggot Street, Derry was in his prime as a chef and looks back with fondness and nostalgia on many of the dishes he created during the early days.

To celebrate reaching 28 years in business as one of Ireland’s premier dining destinations, L’Ecrivain will this month be offering a ‘Retro Menu’ composed of classic dishes featured on the menu over the years. For €75 per person, diners will be offered a real taste of the evolution of this Dublin institution over three delectable courses.

Derry names Kataifi Prawns as the dish he associates with the early years, served with chilli jam and pickled cucumber, he recounts that over forty per cent of the guests would order this dish. Naturally, this classic will take pride of place on the Retro Menu.

Along with this iconic L’Ecrivain dish, guests can enjoy classic Tournedos Rossini comprised of Dexter beef, foie gras, girolles and truffle and Raspberry Pannacotta. Also making an appearance on this celebratory menu is Poached Lobster with grapes and chervil and Aged Wicklow Lamb.

For more information or to book your Retro Menu dinner, visit

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