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Just Ask Restaurant of the Month June - Over the Moon

Over the Moon - Restaurant Skibbereen County Cork irelandJust Ask!” is a public awareness campaign that aims to encourage consumers when eating out to look for information on where the food (particularly meat) on their plate comes from, and encourages chefs to provide this information on their menus. The programme supports both large and smaller artisan suppliers, encouraging both Irish diners and visitors from abroad to support restaurants that are in turn supporting their suppliers.

Here at Georgina Campbell Guides we have always been avid supporters of the ‘eat local’ concept, and we always enjoy reading menus that have a real sense of place. The dining experience is greatly enriched by knowing that the food on your plate is inspired by the produce and traditions of the area, and sourced nearby – and we would love to see more chefs sharing that precious information with their guests. 

If you are a visitor to the area, learning a little about local food and the people who produce it adds a special extra dimension to the visit – and, for residents, it reinforces a natural pride in the good things of their locality and makes a meal all the more enjoyable.

So, we are delighted by the high standard of menus that continue to be submitted for our  ‘ “Just Ask!” Restaurant of the Month Competition’, menus that really speak of the best of Irish foods – and the dedication of both the people who make them, and the chefs who select them to create wonderful dishes with real Irish flavour for our enjoyment.

VIEW ALL JUST ASK RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH WINNERS

The “Just Ask!” Restaurant of the Month winner for June is Over The Moon, Skibbereen, Co Cork


Over the Moon is run by François and Jennifer Conradie who moved from Cork city (where they had both worked in Jacobs on the Mall) in 2007, to set up their own first restaurant in this bustling West Cork market town.

The season is short in this popular holiday area but they don’t waste a minute of the day, offering a very attractive lunch menu as well as delicious evening meals, when tables are set up formally with white linen to give a sense of occasion.

Perfect examples of the many dedicated restaurateurs who source mainly local ingredients with the greatest of care – including their beef, which is all raised within 30 miles of the kitchen - and take pride in passing information about them on to their customers. “My husband François is the Head Chef and we describe our cooking as Modern European using Finest Local Produce,” Jennifer explains, “Customers often say what a nice idea it is to have a list of our suppliers on the back of the menu.” 

BACK OF MENU:

We’d be lost without…

Field’s Bakery
Arbutus Bread
Hegarty’s Cheddar
Clóna Dairy Products
Gubbeen Farmhouse Products
Alan Hassett – Baltimore Fresh Fish
Frank Krawczyk’s West Cork Salamis
Glenilen Farm – Artisan Dairy Products
Michael Daly – Butcher – All our beef is sourced within 30 miles of Skibbereen.
West Cork Natural Cheese Company
Sally Barnes – Woodcock Smokery
Skeaghanore Fresh Farm Duck
Skibbereen Country Market
Ummera Smokehouse
Allfresh Vegetables
Total Produce
Real Olive Co.


SAMPLE Lunch Menu     
                         
Sandwiches ~ Served in a Crusty Roll

•    Ham, Hegarty’s cheddar, tomato, mixed leaves & grain mustard mayonnaise   €6
•    Chicken, avocado, tomato & smoked Gubbeen cheese  €6
•    Roast Irish beef, St. Brendan’s Brie & Ballymaloe relish   €6

Order any Sandwich with Soup of the day - €9.50
                                                       
Soup of the day ~ served with brown & white bread     €5

Ardsallagh goats cheese, caramelised onion & tomato tart, pesto dressing   €8

Over the Moon sea trout gravadlax with potato blinis & chive cream cheese   €9

Roaring Water Bay mussels with shallots, garlic, white wine & chorizo   €10

Chicken Caesar salad with Gubbeen bacon & Parmesan shavings    €12

Linguine pasta with caramelised onion, butternut, courgette, pine nuts & Gabriel cheese  €8/€14

Penne with Gubbeen bacon, leeks, mushrooms & Crozier blue cheese in a cream sauce   €12   

Beer battered fresh haddock with chips, mushy peas & tartar sauce   €14   

Homemade Irish beefburger with chips, salad, tomato & cheese    €10                       

Open Irish steak sandwich with oven roasted tomato, caramelised onion & chips  €15
                                                       
Desserts

Vanilla crème brulée    €6

Fig & almond tart with white peach sorbet    €6

Pistachio chocolate brownie with whipped cream  €6

Apple, plum & ginger crumble with vanilla ice cream  €6

Ice cream ~ vanilla, sticky toffee, double chocolate   €6                 

Irish Cheeseboard with fig salami, fruit & crackers   €7

Affogato ~ A scoop of vanilla ice cream with a shot of espresso   €4



SAMPLE Dinner Menu   


Starters

Soup of the day  €5

Ardsallagh goats cheese, caramelised onion & tomato tart, pesto dressing    €8

Over the Moon sea trout gravadlax with potato blinis & chive cream cheese   €9

Wild pigeon salad with spring onion, broad beans, walnuts & balsamic dressing   €8

Buffalo mozzarella & Salchichón Ibérico with roast peppers, cherry tomatoes & wild rocket  €10

Pressed terrine with honey glazed figs & sourdough toast   €9
       
                                               
Starter or Main Course   
            
Linguine pasta with caramelised onion, butternut, courgette, pine nuts & Gabriel cheese            €8/€16   
             
                                         
Main Courses

Dover sole with Oriental broth, Asian vegetables & egg noodles    €24

Monkfish with sauté potatoes, aubergine & tomato compote, baby spinach & chermoula dressing   €24                      

Dunmanway Lamb chump chop with mashed potato, lentils, root vegetables & braised baby gem    €22

Irish sirloin steak with chips, green beans, roast tomato & mushroom, tarragon horseradish butter   €25
   
Sides:         Chips €2.50        New potatoes €2.50
                    Green beans €2    Tomato, rocket & balsamic salad €2
             
                                         
Desserts

Vanilla crème brulée   €6

Lemon tart with fresh raspberries & basil sorbet   €6

Pistachio chocolate brownie with whipped cream  €6

Apple, plum & ginger crumble with vanilla ice cream  €6

Ice cream ~ vanilla, toffee crunch, double chocolate   €6                 

Irish Cheeseboard with fig salami, fruit & crackers   €7
                                                       




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