Category: Cocktails


Setlist:

  1. Going Backwards
  2. It’s No Good
  3. Barrel of a Gun
  4. A Pain That I’m Used To
  5. Useless
  6. In Your Room
  7. World in My Eyes
  8. Cover Me
  9. A Question of Lust
  10. Home
  11. Precious
  12. Where’s the Revolution
  13. Wrong
  14. Everything Counts
  15. Halo
  16. Enjoy the Silence
  17. Never Let Me Down Again

Encore:

  1. Strangelove
  2. Walking in My Shoes
  3. Policy of Truth
  4. A Question of Time
  5. Personal Jesus

Pre show noms at Osteria Lucio, Dublin 2

Lucio’s

antica formula, vermouth rosso, bombay

Smoked Duck with Spiced Pear & Endive

Quattro Formaggi

smoked scarmoza, castelmagno, taleggio, gorgonzola, green olives and parsley

Homemade Mushroom Ravioli

porcini, chestnut, button, oyster mushrooms & sage butter

 

Photos are terrible quality, but the food was excellent.  Particular standouts were Sea Bass Nigiri- torched with black smoked bacon and truffle & Lobster Tataki- slightly blanched lobster meat served chilled with sweet ginger, light ponzu jelly, lardo crudo and good olive oil.

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.

Idlewild

777

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.  🙂

 

 

 

 

*One more break before I finish the Lisbon posts (swears, last one) because our garden exploded this week!  🙂

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

Beach Day!

Clams

Champagne with Red Fruits

Peri Peri Prawns

I know.  This still isn’t the Riviera Maya photo post.  I am the worst.  I’m sorry.  I give you Lobstar as a peace offering.

 Lobstar Benedict
butter poached lobster, poached eggs, sauce Béarnaise, basil cress, char grilled brioche

Elderflower & Raspberry Prosecco

New York Style Lobster Roll
egg fried mayo, hazelnut, fennel and mango salad, twice cooked fries

Twice Cooked Fries

We’ve been soaking up as much local Christmas tradition as possible before heading to the States tomorrow.  Scott has made it his personal mission to try every freshly baked mince pie in the city.  His favourite, however, was much closer to home at Avoca.

Now onto Southern goodies for Christmas and Mexican specialties for New Year (on the beach. . .with lots of top shelf margaritas)!

We thought we’d sneak in another quick trip to Lyon before all this Euro 2016 nonsense starts.  Here are some highlights. . .

Les Lyonnais Bouchon

Oeufs en Meurette (Poached Eggs in Red Wine Sauce)

oeufs- small

Quenelle de brochet (Pike dumpling with Lobster Sauce)

quenelle- small

Terrine Maison (Veal Tongue Terrine)

veal tounge- small

Magret de Canard (Duck with Honey Sauce)

duck- small

Tarte à la Praline

praline tart- small

Financier Maison aux Pralines

praline financier- small

Musée Cinéma et Miniature

cinema museum 1- small

cinema museum 2- small

cinema museum 3- small

Bar Le Florian

Dark & Stormy

le florian- small