Dublin Nachos at the Halifax Alehouse in Halifax were an interesting idea but turned out to be pretty awful and only got a 2 out of 5 Rating.
I spent a pleasant afternoon at the Halifax Alehouse sampling some of their beers and I ended up staying for a light supper. The ‘Dublin Nachos’ sounded quite interesting (and they ultmately were, I suppose) but I can’t say I would be in any rush to have them again.
The menu, at this rather pleasant Pub, describes their special Nachos as ‘thinly sliced potatoes piled with tomatoes, green onions, black olives, jalapeno peppers, and bacon, covered with our mixed blend and feta cheese.’ I was intrigued by the idea of potato slices being instead of the traditional tortilla chips but discovered that the substitution didn’t work at all.
The toppings in this case, were actually pretty good. The Feta Cheese and the Black Olive were fairly uncommon for Nachos, but I found they worked very well and I like them. Unfortunately. one of the primary attractions of Nachos is the contrast between the toppings and the crisp chips beneath… Sadly, soggy potato slices just didn’t fit the bill at all.
An Irish-Mexican fusion might work with, say, Chimichangas made with Boxty, for instance … but this attempt was a fail.
Eek, soggy spuds just won’t do. I think poutine with a side of old fashioned nachos would make more sense to me.