Category: Cocktails


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

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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.  🙂

 

 

 

 

*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)

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Quenelle de brochet (Pike dumpling with Lobster Sauce)

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Terrine Maison (Veal Tongue Terrine)

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Magret de Canard (Duck with Honey Sauce)

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Tarte à la Praline

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Financier Maison aux Pralines

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Musée Cinéma et Miniature

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Bar Le Florian

Dark & Stormy

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If you’re looking for craft beer in Central London, particularly near Fleet Street, I can highly recommend Harrild & Sons.  They have an excellent draft, cask & bottle menu!

Just FYI: Since we’re still overseas, a comprehensive Punta Cana post will follow in mid January when we get back to France.  🙂

Geneva, Switzerland

The original Café de Paris butter

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Post Izumi Lunch Fade

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MO Bar @ Mandarin Oriental

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Turin, Italy

Shopping

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Bicerin

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MiaGola (CAT!) Caffè
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Lyon, France

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Les Fleurs du Malt

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Cassoulet of Snails

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Sardinia, Italy

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Dubai, UAE

World’s Most Expensive Shake Shack

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Bangalore, India

moo. . .

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Even More Gulab Jamun!

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Girona, Spain

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NYC, USA

Pardon My French (followed by late night Sunny & Annie’s!)

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Everything Bagel @ Tompkins Square Bagels

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Leftover Dan Dan Noodles from Han Dynasty

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Artichoke Basille’s

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Frankfurt, Germany

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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