Category: Beer


When you go to London for a meeting but barely leave the airport. . .

DAA Executive Lounge, Dublin Terminal 1

The Harry Potter Shop, Heathrow Terminal 5

Hilton London Heathrow Airport, Terminal 4

Gordon Ramsay Plane Food, Heathrow Terminal 5

Souvenir Shopping- Harrods Terminal 5

 

 

We did so much in Kilkenny and came back with so few photos. . . somehow, so here are some selected highlights:

Saint John’s Presbytery Church

The Hole in the Wall

Sullivan’s Tap Room

St. John’s Priory

Valley of Roses Perfume Workshop

Kyteler’s Inn

Matt the Millers

Kilkenny Castle

Maybe I haven’t checked all the cameras.  Where are all the other pictures?!?

 

 

. . .when entertaining Americans. . .  🙂

Sir Jack McCarthy’s Black Pudding, Preserved Rhubarb, Chive Oil, Velvet Cloud Sheep’s Yoghurt

Twice Cooked Chips & Garlic Mayo

Mussels, Smoked Whiskey & Garlic Butter

Unusual to say that, considering that when I studied here 17 years ago, I lived on campus at Trinity.  There were plenty of tourists then, but there are even more now, and it’s just a lot of congestion when you’ve grown accustomed to living in a quaint seaside village with one main street.

So, our main point today was a trip to Asia Market, but we managed to stop at a couple of other places too and still come home with our massive grocery haul.

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Super noms, but happy to be back safely ensconced in Monkstown.  🙂

Europe’s largest BBQ festival!

Josh Katz- Berber & Q, London

Ramael Scully- Nopi/Ottolenghi, London

Chef Scully was super friendly, letting us try his spice mix and giving Scott extra goat.  🙂  This was our favourite dish of the day, and the pickled aubergine component was the best thing we ate at the whole festival.

Andy Ricker- Pok Pok, Portland

Brains

Neil Rankin- Temper, London

Hometeam Barbecue, Charleston

The Cupcake Bloke, Dublin

The smoked brownie took best dessert for us, by quite a long way.

Overall, great festival, the only downside is the smell.  Three hair washes so far, and I still smell faintly of meat.  🙂

 

 

 

 

Time Out Market Lisboa

Miguel Laffan- Peri Peri Chicken

Super Bock Beer Experience

Miguel Castro e Silva- Francesinha

Rosa Da Rua

Cozido à Portuguesa- served family style

TOPO Chiado– Rooftop Bar

A Ginjinha Espinheira

Restaurante Cave Real

Steak on a Stone

Leite Creme

Pastelaria Versailles

Pastel de Nata- a.k.a. breakfast every morning

LX Brewery

Cervetoria

Bacon wrapped something stuffed with something else- basically, what happens when you stop in for a late night snack, hand the menu over to your trusted husband, then pop to the loo

Aquele Lugar Que Não Existe (The Place That Doesn’t Exist)

I have literally no idea what vibe they’re going for here, but the food was tasty.

Indian Food Brunch

Wood Fired Pizza

Dois Corvos Cervejeira

-when it’s an unseasonably warm 73F / 23C!

Happy Holidays, everyone!

 

On this lovely blue Saturday at the RDS. . .

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Home Sweet Newest Home  🙂

When we moved from Australia to France, our alcohol allowance was very small, so Scott grabbed a few Aussie & NZ beers to bring, and that was that.  This time however, our wine allowance is 90 litres with 110 for beer, and our removals agent specifically said, “have fun shopping.”  And so, we have.

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So far there’s a heavy emphasis on Bandol reds and Belgian beers with more Champagne and all the liqueurs to come tomorrow.

I also started working on my parapharmacie list, so I was super chuffed when I went to pick up some Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum this morning, and I found this pale mofo bargain of the week:

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The full sized serum plus a full sized 50 face sunscreen for 39 Euros.  Considering the serum alone retails for $79 in the States, I am a happy bunny today.  🙂

  • Current contents of our refrigerator: half a watermelon, Perrier, Dolin Vermouth, and. . .

this bowl of salsa

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  • Things to sell: microwave, apartment (first & hopefully only viewing tomorrow), sofas- deemed too brown to live (viewing tomorrow), oven (viewing tomorrow)
  • Things to book: movers (awaiting more quotes), flights, cleaners, new bank account, temporary accommodation on the other end
  • Things to terminate: internet, phone & tv, water, gas, electricity, box subscriptions, French bank account, leaving taxes, work contract
  • Things to aquire: new sofas- not brown, wines, Belgian beers, Champagne, jams, French parapharmacie goods
  • Things to give away: whatever is left when the dust clears

Feeling smugly ahead of schedule this time around.  Should probably get in the kitchen for a bit though.  😉