When in Limerick last May and again last weekend, we did stop for food in Aroi on O’Connell St.. On the Sunday of the May bank holiday, the waiting list was too long for us to wait, especially with a seven year old but the following day we were very happy customers.
It was part of the ‘deal’ concluded by our now eight year old that we would go to the same restaurant as I wanted to go to Limerick for the International Brigade Memorial. Again, all left contented.
This afternoon, the latest news from 40 Shades of Life arrived in inbox and Evin was enthusing about Aroi having opened on Carey’s Lane so that decided dinner for the day.
Between the three of us was had chicken wings, spicy calamari, fish of the day, fresh lotus salad, fish noodles and jasmine rice. The flavours were so clean and fresh. One of us thought the spice and dressing in the salad too spicy where another thought perfect – that was the only minor food criticism.
As it was their first day officially open, the chef was out talking to the customers and said that spiciness can be raised or reduced to suit requirements.
We will be back. I think that we have a new favourite restaurant in Cork.