Letterkenny has its fair share of eating houses to cater for its bustling population.
But one of the newest kids on the block is an unlikely contender as a place to make a regular stopping-off spot.
‘Fingers and forks’ is the brainchild of young local chef Alana Gallagher.
A graduate of the Killybegs Catering College, Letterkenny woman Alana has brought her culinary skills to the Voodoo Lounge.
While at night Voodoo may be thumping to the sounds of the latest beats, during the day it is a much more relaxing affair.
In fact, the chilled out atmosphere of the bar offers the perfect surroundings for Alana’s food.
Available from 12.30pm until 10.30pm, the menu offers everything from sandwiches with a twist to splendid seafood platters.
On the day we visited, there were a few bodies who have already cottoned on to Alana’s culinary offerings.
After we ordered, Alana surprised us with a bowl of pea and ham soup.
Not being a lover of soup, and certainly not peas, I was nervous.
Needless to say my companion reminded me that I said I didn’t like soup as I scraped the end of the bowl. Perfection!
My companion had a seafood platter as a main which looked like it had just come off the boat at Greencastle it looked so fresh.
He assured me it tasted as good as it looked.
I opted for the chargrilled chicken Panini and it was cooked to perfection complete with a generous portion of handmade chips.
We didn’t have time for dessert but they looked to die for.
Voodoo might not be the first place you might think of for lunch or a bite of bar-food.
But once you gets your ‘fingers and forks’ into Alana Gallagher’s cooking, you’ll be back.
Give it a go.