If you haven’t yet been to KC Peaches Wine Cave on Nassau Street then get yourself over quick smart. Its well worth a visit and here’s why. They have great food and great wines in comfortable and intimate surrounds and its right in the centre of town. They also have Kasia, one of the friendliest most knowledgeable and welcoming hosts/managers/waitresses I’ve ever met.
On arrival you can opt to have a drink in the wine bar section or head straight to your table and enjoy your wine there.
We opted to sit at the bar and peruse the wine menu with the help of Kasia who put it together. She had some great recommendations and let us try a couple of tastes before we decided on a bottle of Los2ces Blanco (€26) , Valenica 2013, which is a mix of Sav Blanc and Macabeo. Delicate floral and tropical fruit notes which was a great wine to start dinner.
Not actually on the menu, but something the chef was toying around with, we were informed the ham hock terrine was also on offer. Served with fresh bread, roasted red onion and chutney. I would eat it all day long it was that good and the portion was sizeable too.
The second starter was roasted fig (€9.95) wrapped in parma ham and stuffed with goats cheese. Served with rocket and a raspberry balsamic reduction. Again a great serving with four figs on the board. The sweetness of the figs worked beautifully with the tart creamy goats cheese.
For my main I went for the pan seared fillet of hake (€15.95). It was sitting atop a bed of herb crushed baby potato, drizzled with crab and tarragon butter and topped with sautéed samphire. The hake fillet was thick and flaky and cooked perfect and the tarragon butter complemented it wonderfully. With fish I do prefer my samphire to be slightly more crunchy but it was tasty none the less.
The other main course was 10oz aged Hereford rib eye steak (€23.95). It came with roast tomato, flat mushroom and potato puree. The picture unfortunately is not great as it was quite dark in the wine ‘cave’. My fellow diner had it cooked medium and it was as tender a piece of beef as you could get. I had more than a few mouthfuls of it throughout dinner. In terms of main courses it was the clear winner.
KC Peaches Wine Cave offers a very enjoyable dining experience and even if your not hungry you can pop in and enjoy a great selection of wines either by the glass or bottle. Keep an eye out for their special offers which they run during the week. Tuesdays was listed as 50% off wine for students (rummages in wallet for student card) and I’m informed they will be having a number of other offers and events in the coming weeks and months.