Ard Bia is a restaurant in Galway, Ireland and one of my favourite places to eat, so naturally I had to buy the cookbook, but I would highly recommend the book even for those who've never had the pleasure of eating in Ard Bia. This beautifully presented book has a comprehensive selection of recipes, covering everything from breakfast/brunch through lunch/dinner/supper to store cupboard essentials (advice on what to buy and possible uses, plus recipes for condiments such as mayonnaise and salad dressings). There are also recipes for drinks such as rosehip cordial and hot citrus juice. Some of the recipes sound exotic (e.g. lamb koubideh) but none seem to require ingredients that aren't easily obtained. I can't wait to try out all the recipes and would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes cooking good food.
A truly wonderful and inspiring cookbook. I bought it after discovering the place on a website and thought why not. It is expensive but the book is big and full of beautiful recipes from happy go lucky home cooking. To upmarket dinner party food. Highly recommended reading for any foodie or serious cook.
While visiting Galway we happened on this restaurant. The food was just wonderful. When I saw the cookbook I had to buy it as a gift for my daughter. The pictures are beautiful and the recipes cover a nice range of their dishes. The sauces alone are so good.
the book is great, very helpful ideas, great recipes... a new take on some favourites... i ordered 2 copies on the days, one was brand new as requested, the other was not which was very disappointing...