The stunning Sásta by the River Cafe located in Maynooth, Co. Kildare hugely impressed us when we first visited last year. Stopping off for a quick lunch whilst on the road for work we were immediately enamoured by the design, atmosphere and gorgeous food offerings. Having opened their doors for the first time as recently as late July of last year, we have not been able to visit half as much as we would have liked due to lockdown and now working from home full-time.
We follow Sásta by the River on Instagram, their beautifully curated, eye catching feed is a joy all of its own. When we saw the advertisement for their bountiful Brunch Boxes we were sold. We ordered the Brunch Box for two, €40.00
Jam packed with brunch favourites such as pancakes, granola, scones, quiche, sausage rolls and much more, this really is something of a treasure chest of treats.
We started with the savoury selection. Smoked Salmon with a delightfully indulgent Dill Crème Fraîche. Mini Quiche Lorraine with Honey Roasted Ham, Shallots, Tomato & Basil. A crisp pastry case housing a delicious filling that included cubes of honey roasted ham and shallots. The addition of tomato and basil adding a burst of fresh flavour. Two sausage roll slices with tomato relish for dunking were devoured with gusto.
For us, Pancakes always play a part in any self respecting brunch setting. Sásta by the River have created the fluffiest buttermilk, Quinoa Pancakes. A quick reheat in the toaster brought these beauties back to life, served with a wonderfully creamy and tangy Lemon & Vanilla Mascarpone, Poached Vanilla & Mango Blueberries, maple syrup and a mound of fresh berries.
Our box also included some decadent chocolate brownies, scones and Chocolate covered croissants that can be personalised for birthdays, anniversaries etc and this just adds further to the thought and care that goes into the preparation of each box.
This is a Brunch Box experience that is sure to add some deliciousness to your weekend.
Sásta by the River deliver locally in Maynooth and also operate a click and collect service.
Sásta by the River,
Manor Mills Shopping Centre,
PH: (01) 503 8274
WRITTEN BY KEITH MAHON & OLIVIA BYRNE