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ASADOR - A Barbecue Restaurant opens in Dublin

Barbecued Food in Ireland took on a whole new twist last week, when a new restaurant officially opened it's doors last Thursday, 8th November and the concept of "Barbecuing in Style" was born.

The brainchild of Shane Mitchell, Rebecca Murray and John Quinn, ASADOR serves all the classic flame-grilled foods: Steaks, Chicken, Burgers, Lamb & Pulled Pork along with Lobster, fresh seafood and all the other traditional barbecue favourites are served with flair and a touch of class!

Everything is cooked over fires of oak, apple and lump wood charcoal
The food is all cooked on a wood-fired, bespoke 7-foot long Parrilla-type Grill. The word Asado means Barbecue in South America and  Asador means the Barbecuer or Chef. In Spain & Portugal the term Asador is usually applied to the style of cooking on a Barbecue Grill!

Only the finest Irish Steak is cooked on the Barbecue 
The three friends from Dublin had discussed the idea of a barbecue restaurant for many years. They wanted a new concept which was not in Dublin and one that would impress. Following some great meals in restaurants while on holiday in Spain and Portugal, the idea of using this type of barbecue grill, with all the theatre that goes with it, was born.

Head Chef, Eric Mooney - pic Tony O'Shea, sunday business post
The Head Chef, Eric Mooney, worked for the One Pico Group for four years and previous to that spent tome in the kitchens of Bon Appetit and Chapter One. He also lived and cooked in Spain for some time. "It's all about the balance of the flames, the flavour and the food. cooking modern cuisine using ancient methods". You can see the restaurant's menus here.

A bright and colourful and comfortable looking restaurant
The restaurant manager is Richie Huggard, who joins from the Residence member's club on St Stephen's Green. "We are open for Lunch, Brunch, Pre-Concert & Dinner, small or large parties. ASADOR is set to be one of the most sensory and satisfying dining experiences in the city and you can follow the restaurant on Twitter too @asadordublin"

Lemon wrapped Scallops on the Grill
For more see 
ASADOR, 1 Victoria House, Haddington Road, Dublin 4. Ph: 01 254 5353  - email:


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