Fodor's Expert Review Fuchsia House
Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.
Ardee isn't the first place that comes to mind for great curry, but Bangladeshi owner-chef Sarajit Chanda is an expert at turning the best local ingredients into South Asian masterpieces. Critics have fallen in love with the authentic flavors and the family-run atmosphere—Sarajit runs the place with his Irish wife, Sarah. Have a drink in the tiny lounge-bar while waiting for your table, then enter the functional but cozy dining room. The set menu is a real treat for adventurous diners, with the mixed fritters of eggplant, zucchini, and cauliflower the perfect starter. For a main dish, try the Bengali fish curry with sea bass, cauliflower, and potato in a turmeric-and-chili sauce. Chanda also offers hands-on cooking classes most weeks.
Ardee, Co. Louth Ireland