WE ARE NOW OPEN
“Her hands scuffled
over the bakeboard,
the reddening stove
sent its plaque of heat
against her where she stood
in a floury apron
by the window.”
Seamus Heaney felt love’s beat from his childhood kitchen and he would find it in Schull too in Nickie’s Kitchen.
Here, food is made with heart and soul as the feel good factor spills off the plate. The light, fresh food reflects the bright, fresh décor and warm, open atmosphere. Views open down to the harbour are amplified by wide windows and light bounces to every table… Nickie’s warm welcome also spans the harbour and her smile widens Schull. She exudes the presence of someone who has followed their passion and found their purpose. This is poured into her food – you sense it here and you certainly taste it.
If culinary reincarnation exists you will choose to return as one of her Espresso Tarts. Exquisite.
Or her Sausage Rolls. Who knew they could taste soooo good?! Sublime.
Or the Beans and Pepper Salad. Or the Asparagus Tart. Or the Asian Coleslaw. Or the Chinese Noodle Salad.
Or the Blueberry Cheesecake. A death row last dessert with coffee.
And of course the coffee is superb here too. Organic, naturally.
In Nickie’s Kitchen soak up the sunny energy, come for the fabulous food but leave lightened.
“The scone rising
to the tick of two clocks.
And here is love
like a tinsmith’s scoop
sunk past its gleam
in the meal-bin.”