|Stoop Your Head
Seafood Restaurant on Skerries Harbour
Paulo Tullio/ Irish Independant
I got my calamari and they were simply presented and well cooked. They were accompanied by some green leaves which were as nature intended -- completely undressed. A perfect example of rabbit food. Really, you shouldn't serve salad without a dressing, otherwise it's simply decoration, not food.
Then the mains arrived, both of them generous portions. Marian's crispy duck wasn't exactly crispy, but it was very good and well flavoured with chilli, ginger and coriander. It came with noodles and, even though it was all that Marian had ordered, this generous plateful turned out to be too much for her.
It took me a while to finish all the mussels that I was presented with, and I began to think I should have ordered the small plate instead. They were served in a marinière sauce, which was okay, but light on the white wine and shallots and heavy on the cream. Still, a very satisfying dish and the chips were good too.
It was about this time that something extraordinary happened: the bay in front of us suddenly filled with an orange glow of a surprising intensity. The windows of the houses across the bay from us reflected a bright orange light. We got up from the table to investigate and saw one of the most spectacular sunsets I've seen, filling the whole bay with its orange light.
Stoop Your Head is a family run Seafood Restaurant and Bar located on a small fishing harbour in the coastal town of Skerries County Dublin.