Christmas Craic at McCooey’s!

So it’s that time of the year again when everyone starts freaking out about Christmas being just round the corner. Instead of freaking out, we’re just doing a few bits and pieces to keep things festive, without going bananas. People are starting to ask if we do late nights – we don’t at the minute, but if enough people keep asking, we eventually will! Let’s just say we’re working up to it. During October, we hosted a Thursday night table quiz; not the boring kind of course. It’s all about music, tv, movies, and general nerdy culture – so if you’re a bit of a media geek, it’s right up your street! It went really well, so we’re going to make it a monthly thing; starting on Thursday 19th of December with McCooey’s Big Fat Christmas Quiz. Keep an eye out on Facebook / Twitter for more news on this.

Also in December, we’re sticking our chests out (wahey) and putting on a three-course evening menu on Friday nights. Believe it or not, the place looks super cute and cosy when the lights are down, perfect for some homemade comfort food and a glass of wine (BYOB). Here’s a wee menu we’ve drawn up – take a look and let us know what you think!

Spiced Parsnip soup
served with salt & pepper scones
Goat’s Cheese Bruschetta
with cranberry & hazelnut salad
Barbecue chicken wings
with chipotle coleslaw & nachos

Homemade Turkey & Ham Pie
served with cranberry stuffing, winter
veg, mashed potato & onion gravy
Vegetable Tagliatelle
roasted vegetables in a tomato & basil
sauce, served with homemade garlic bread
Steak Sandwich
tender rump steak served on toasted
homemade garlic soda bread with
mashed potato or rosemary roasted new potatoes
and winter vegetables

Christmas Pudding Cheesecake
with winter berry coulis & fresh cream
Chocolate Chip Bread & Butter Pudding
with homemade vanilla custard
Caribbean Fruit Skewers
with dark chocolate ganache

Friday 6th, 13th and 20th December
Served from 6pm – 9pm
Bookings Only

Three Courses – £17.95pp
BYOB – £2 corkage fee per bottle

We think this a nice menu which showcases our great taste of home, in a cosy venue overlooking the vibrant Creamery Quarter. A perfect retreat from busy Christmas shopping, or a tasty way to kick off a festive night out. If you have any ideas or suggestions, don’t be shy! Leave a comment here or get in touch via Facebook/Twitter; or be bold! Call in! We love to talk.

All the best (for now)