Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Souls Restaurant Belfast celebrates Halloween

Hey my lovelies, so today I am back with a review of Souls in Belfast. When an email popped in with an invite to celebrate the launch of their Halloween menu, it was a definite yes from me, so sit back, relax and prepare to see some stunning food.

Souls is famed for its fusion cuisine, which is something I was definitely intrigued by. A mix of Indian and European styles with a creative twist was waiting in store. 
Located on the busy Dublin Road, Belfast, Souls is a beautiful airy restaurant, with two floors making it perfect for a party or event.
We were Maria the General Manager and shown upstairs. Myself, Gillian from Eyeliner Flicks and Bex from Faeriwood popped in to make ourselves more spooky, and out came a scarecrow, cat and Bex in her gorge skull halloween dress! 

Emer from EmerDBlog , Lauren from Girl about Town and of course Scott Mr PassionsandPreening joined us, and we tried the Witches Brew, witch was a cider mixed with cinnamon. We all sat down and had a giggle waiting on our 1st course.

We enjoyed a gorgeous spiced pumpkin soup, served with homemade fusion bread and butter. The soup was just the right level of spice for me, and it had this gorgeous mix of spice and smokiness and full of flavour. I would definitely love to have this again, perfect for a cold winter night.

Next up, was a pudina lamb chop, with mint, pumpkin, tamarind and Indian spices. Now, I will be honest, I really am not a lover of lamb, and I would never consider ordering it, but with the mix of spices and pumpkin I was looking forward to trying it. Scott and Bex love lamb and told me it was perfectly cooked and flavoured, and I have to admit it really was tasty. The pumpkin mix that the chop lay on was very spicy, and just a little too hot for me, but still enjoyable. Everyone loved this course, and we were excited for the next course.

In my opinion this next course was the star of the show. Goat biryani with spicy hyderabadi spices, mint, boiled egg and cucumber raita. So, we all just expected it to come out on a plate, but when pumpkins started coming out of the kitchen, we were very intrigued.

Not many of us had tried goat, and to be honest I didn't know what to expect. The meat was so tender and to me, it had a mild beef flavour to it, but mixed with the rice and spices, it was without a doubt one of the most gorgeous meals I have had before.  We were all so surprised by the taste, and it's definitely something I would try again.

Onto the final course, the bloody eyeball, was a smooth panna cotta enveloped in a "bloody" red sauce and topped with chocolate. It was lovely, light and a great end to the meal.

Overall, the food was stunning and it is definitely somewhere I would reccomend you try. Looking at their menus, there is something for all budgets and tastes to try. Having a set menu like this allowed me to come out of my comfort zone and try something new which is always scary but fab to do.

Special mention has to go to my girl Gillian, who won best dressed on the night with her scarecrow costume.  I think she was shedding straw the whole way home!

If you fancy trying this special Haloween menu, it is on from 26th October to 1st November and is 5 courses for £44.50pp without wine, or if you fancy some specaially paired wine it will be £58.50

Thanks to Michelle for the invite and to Maria and all the team at Souls, for a fantastically spooky night.

If you want to check out their site, you can check their menus here or call them on 028 9508 5917

Until next time my lovelies, keep smiling
Ali xx

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