Aimsir, the standalone new restaurant on the grounds of Cliff at Lyons
exploring the Irish larder, is now open!
After 15 months of exploring the Irish landscape and larder, of testing
dishes and drinks pairings, and creating a menu that reflects that
adventure of exploration through the palate and the lens of talented young
chef Jordan Bailey, Aimsir has opened at Cliff at Lyons.
Led by talented young Cornwall-born chef Jordan Bailey, former head chef at
3-star Michelin Maaemo in Oslo, and his Danish front of house manager and
wife Majken Bech Bailey, the young couple moved to Ireland early last year
to explore the food producers and ingredients of their newly adopted
– the weather – is the heart of what happens at Aimsir, the restaurant.
Celebrating what can be sown and harvested, fished and foraged on the
island of Ireland, Aimsir will be a passionate advocate for an authentic
range of ingredients used in a sophisticated and inventive way.
Aimsir is open from Wednesday through to Saturday, evenings only, from 7
p.m. to 9 p.m. Serving a tasting menu with an optional drinks pairing led
by Majken and sommelier Cathryn Steunenberg that will embrace and draw
inspiration from other cultures – a diverse alcoholic beverage pairing
which will include beer, cider, spirits and natural wines – there will also
be an interesting non-alcoholic pairing focused on fruit presses, vibrant
juices and fresh herb infusions for aromatic teas, all tailored to
complement the flavours of the food. As the restaurant seats just 24
guests, the online system will open on the first of each month for a
3-month block, so on Friday April 5th reservations will be available from
May 8th until the end of July.
As much as possible, everything served in Aimsir will be grown or produced
on the island of Ireland – a level of discipline involves precision and
control, but is also very much dependent on real connections and
relationships. That is reflected on the plate at Aimsir. An all-island
restaurant, the best producers and growers from all over Ireland have been
invited to be part of this new celebration of the most powerful,
significant and influential force this country has ever seen – the weather.