Robert Doisneau

In our restaurant, you can discover some of the most famous images of the french photographer Robert Doisneau.

Robert Doisneau is a pioneer of photojournalism and humanist photography. He was known for his modest, playful and ironic images of amusing juxtapositions, mingling social classes and eccentrics in contemporary Paris streets and Café.

Here, a small animation with all the pictures you can find in La Maison.

The Kiss At City Hall In Paris

Most of you probably know this picture of Robert Doisneau, one of the most famous french photographer.
The Kiss At City Hall In Paris is an emblematic iconic image symbolising the end of the Second World War in Europe.
But do you know that the man wearing the beret is Irish ?
7 years ago his daughter, Colette Cody, came to our restaurant and let us a letter with several pictures of him. We kept the letter carefully in the back of the photo frame.13119025_10154045531540196_4726514394146726241_n 13083200_10154045532290196_1860466722096558393_n 13102723_10154045531930196_3859763174692779419_n

New wine: The Puy-de-Dome Pinot Noir 2014

Very happy to present you our new wine : The Puy-de Dôme Pinot Noir 2014.
This wine come from the Auvergne region in the center of France. A region that is well know in France and Europe for its volcanoes. The largest volcanic area in Europe. 
The Pinot Noir is characterised by its superb purity of fruit, exhibiting ripe redcurrant, rasberry and cherry flavours, with a softness and harmony from a year’s maturation without oak. A wine to enjoy with the pâté , or veal ribs with morel sauce and mashed potatoes.

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Celebrate the new vintage Beaujolais Nouveau at La Maison

Beaujolais Nouveau

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 has arrived!

Beaujolais Nouveau is a wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region and released on the same year of its harvest.

Every year in France, is released on the third Thursday of November and French people gather in restaurants and bistros to celebrate it.

Any excuse to drink some wine and have some fun really! So come along on Thursday 19th of November from 6pm to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau like in France.

Under the heated, covered terrace of La Maison you can have a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau for just €5 and enjoy some complimentary French nibbles. I’ll make sure you feel as if you are in a French bistro with a little bit a French music and a casual atmosphere.

Date: Thursday 19th of November
Time: from 6pm onwards
Address: La Maison Restaurant, Castlemarket, Dublin 2

No booking required, just pop in!

Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau with French Foodie in Dublin!

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! Beaujolais Nouveau has arrived!

Beaujolais Nouveau is a wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region and released on the same year of its harvest.

Every year in France, is released on the third Thursday of November and French people gather in restaurants and bistros to celebrate it.

Any excuse to drink some wine and have some fun really! So come along and join French Foodie in Dublin on Thursday 20th of November from 6pm to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau like in France.

Under the heated, covered terrace of La Maison you can have a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau for just €5 and enjoy some complimentary French nibbles. I’ll make sure you feel as if you are in a French bistro with a little bit a French music and a casual atmosphere.

Date: Thursday 20th of November
Time: from 6pm onwards
Address: La Maison Restaurant, Castlemarket, Dublin 2

No booking required, just pop in!

Ketty Elisabeth
Food Blog/Food Tours & Events
www.frenchfoodieindublin.com

La Maison Christmas Menu 2014

We are delighted to launch our Christmas Menu for 2014. We have blended wonderful rich french cuisine with the highest quality locally sourced produce to create a menu full of character.

Call us on 01-672 72 58, or simply book online. We look forward to greeting you with a warm Christmas welcome.

Special Offer – New Autumn Menu with a discount!

To all our Friends and Loyal Customers,

To coincide with the launch of our new Autumn menu here at La Maison we would like to invite you to sample our new season fare with a little discount! It is our Autumn €39 Special.

For one week only (October 9th-16th), you can purchase our €60 dining voucher for just €39!

Why not sample our Fish soup with toast and rouille sauce, Oven baked scallops on the shell or perhaps a little Duck breast, fennel, polenta, grapes, orange sauce all cooked by our expert Chefs.

This offers allows you to lunch or dine with us between any Sunday and Thursday before November 30th so as the evenings grow darker you can enjoy fine French cuisine in the heart of Dublin.

Simply purchase your special offer by clicking here and use it when it suits you.

To reserve a table simply call 01-6727258 or book online here.

We look forward to seeing you soon,

Olivier and his team at La Maison

Terms & Conditions:

  – Voucher must be used by November 30th
The voucher applies to the A La Carte menu and Lunch menu but not the Early Bird Menu
The Voucher to be used between Sunday and Thursday only
 – One voucher per table

 

The essence of La Maison, Dublin

Join us at La Maison this summer and enjoy our seasonal summer menu.

Dine Al Fresco on our Terrace as shoppers and tourists stroll past. Try our Coquille St Jacques au four with a traditonal Coq au Vin while sipping a chilled glass of Pouilly Fume de Ladoucette.

Finish it off by sharing our tarte tatin a partager a deux.

Vibrant, sassy & sexy, these few words embedding into the DNA of La Maison.

Come and experience the gastronomic theater of La Maison.

Great review from Food Blog “Eat, Drink, Run, Fun”

La Maison had been on my list for quite a while to try. I had seen photo’s some fellow bloogers had posted of tasty looking food so wanted to try it myself. As it turned out they come up on one of those groupon sites. €30 for a voucher for €60 to spend in the restaurant on their A La Carte menu. That just screams good value to me. It was restricted to Sunday to Wednesday, which actually suited me just fine as I happened to be wandering about town on a Sunday afternoon.

The restaurant has a really simple to use booking system on their website where you choose the date and time from the selection shown on screen and then they email you a confirmation. Couldn’t be easier.

So 4 p.m. on a Sunday I headed to La Maison to check out their culinary delights. Myself and my dinner date got a table in the conservatory section to the front. Perfect spot for people watching. Although it can get a little drafty if the door is left open.

The restaurant also has a quite a nice elegant downstairs section with a typical French cafe style. Upstairs feels slightly more formal with red leather seating running along the wall. Perfect for a family get together.

I had in mind that I would keep to the budget of my voucher to see what exactly €60 would get me. The waitress promptly furnished us with menu’s and a basket of bread with some of the freshest most vibrant pesto spread I’ve ever tasted.

For starters I oped for the Risotto aux petit pois, more commonly known as garden pea risotto. It was garnished with parmesan cheese shavings and rocket salad. It was absolutely delicious as it was served, but I think a very light drizzle of truffle oil would have given it a boost. Even though it was a starter portion it was very filling.

I had a glass of house white to go with it, which was crips and fruity and to be fair they didn’t scrimp on the pouring of it either.

My dining buddy went for the Soupe de poisson, fish soup to those of us with no French. The presentation was really clever. It came out with an empty classic white soup bowl which had salmon in it and a small copper pot on the side with the actual broth in it.

I tried it myself, and although I wouldn’t be a huge fan of fish soup, it was actually quite tasty. My buddy cleaned the bowl so I’ll take that as confirmation it was good.

One thing I did notice about La Maison was they didn’t have any salt or pepper on the tables. A bit unusual I thought.

After the starters we were given a palate cleanser of red wine sorbet. It was a nice and unexpected touch. I’m not a fan of red wine really so himself ended up having two of them.

For main course I opted for the the Coq au vin. Again it was served in seperate dishes which allowed me to decide how much or how little I wanted on my plate at one time. Also great if you decided you wanted to share it. After smelling it, I made the quick decision that I wasn’t going to be sharing any of it.

The chicken was fall apart succulent and the bacon gave a great smoky taste to the wine sauce it was stewing in. I would have liked a few more potatoes to mop up the very ample serving of wine sauce as it was delicious. I may have used a spoon to drink it straight from the serving dish. Not very sophisticated but it was that good.

Himself went for Poêlée de la mer which is cod, salmon and mussels in a white wine sauce with potatoes. They table beside us had been served it just as we sat down so he knew exactly what to expect and it didn’t disappoint.

Again it was served creatively in a shallow copper pan on a large wooden board. I had thought maybe it wouldn’t be enough as a main course but I’m told it was very filling all the same. It would have been nice if it has some crusted bread served with it to mop up the white wine sauce.

Overall I would have to say it was a very positive dining experience. Two starters, two mins, a palat cleanser and a glass of house white (he was driving) came to about €58, perfectly covered by the voucher. As a very small side note, I would encourage La Maison to play some background music to add to the atmosphere.

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