Food | Zen Belfast - 10th Birthday Celebrations

 
Photo courtesy of www.zenbelfast.co.uk
 
2013 sees the 10th anniversary of one of Belfast's finest Asian cuisine restaurants; Zen


As part of their 10th year celebrations they are hosting a full week of goodness from Sunday September 15th - Saturday September 21st -  Part of which I was lucky enough to attend.
On Thursday, September 19th, Zen hosted a fantastic cocktails and meal tasting event.  Consisting of 5 courses and 5 accompanying cocktails to compliment each course.
 
Zen are famous for their visually stunning meals, adventurous cocktails combinations and luxurious surroundings and our event certainly lived up to expectations.
Our menu for the evening:
Zen’s Anniversary Cocktail and Meal Tasting Event - cost £30p.p
1st Course Yakitori Chicken with Accompanying
Cocktail: Ginger Ninja
2nd Course Baked Avocado stuffed with Scallops and topped with Cheddar
Accompanying Cocktail: Pale Geisha

 3rd Course Crispy Sliced Beef fillet with five Spices and Singapore Style Satay Sauce

Accompanying Cocktail: Cherry Blossom

 4th Course Sliced Roast Duck in Thai Curry Sauce Served with Red Rice
Accompanying Cocktail: Dark and Stormy
5th Course Pear Sorbet Served on Chocolate Disks with Red Berries
Accompanying Cocktail: Mai Tai


Along with all the delicious food, we were treated to some refreshments from the lovely chaps at Asahi beer and dancing displays from the Zen team.

 The food was, as usual divine.  My biggest success of the evening was enjoying the avocado course;  Perfectly cooked scallop AND cheese, what's not to love??
 
OH and pear sorbet?  WOW.  WOW!!!  Never in my life have I had anything quite so refreshing.  Beautifully flavoured and topped off with a tasty chocolate disc for those craving something a little extra. 
The final cocktail of the evening; Mai Tai - a forceful mix of Jamaican rum, curacao, lime and almond syrup - sent us on our way, heated from the inside out with rosy cheeks.  A solid choice to help me off to sleep as soon as my head it the pillow, stuffed to almost bursting.
 
I'd recommend Zen to anyone on the hunt for delicious fresh food, exquisite surroundings and a relaxed atmosphere.
Roll on the next 10 year anniversary.
 
Cheers.





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