Category: Europe


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.  🙂

 

 

 

 

Officially too old for two day festivals, it turns out. . .

Mark Ronson

Morcheeba

Julia’s Lobster Truck

AIR

Andrew Wyatt from Miike Snow

Box Burger

Can Carlitos from Nandu Jamby

Our potatoes “bravas”

Spicy tuna tartar on a bed of Japanese rice
Ham and chicken Croquettes
Roasted eggplant with “sobrassada” and Parmesan shavings
Cava Sangria
Hamachi Obanzai
Japoneria Roll- Yellowtail, Sweet Shrimps, Scallop Tartare, Black Truffle
Carbonara
Cacio e Pepe
Octopus
Clams
Heirbas
Sobrassada & Local Goat Cheese

Setlist:

  1. Daydreaming
  2. Desert Island Disk
  3. Ful Stop
  4. Airbag
  5. 15 Step
  6. The National Anthem
  7. My Iron Lung
  8. All I Need
  9. You and Whose Army?
  10. Let Down
  11. Bloom
  12. Identikit
  13. Idioteque
  14. The Gloaming
  15. The Numbers
  16. Bodysnatchers
  17. 2 + 2 = 5

Encore 1:

  1. No Surprises
  2. I Promise
  3. Paranoid Android
  4. Present Tense
  5. Everything in Its Right Place

Encore 2:

  1. Lotus Flower
  2. Fake Plastic Trees
  3. How to Disappear Completely

It was truly a phenomenal show.  Amazing crowd!

Taking advantage of the local “heatwave” to use up some of the lemon balm and Moroccan mint from our garden.  🙂

 

Flat White

Eggs Florentine

Full Irish Breakfast

And a trip to the garden centre (a.k.a the happy place!). . .

 

Seaweed Wrap, Hot Stone Massage, Dry Flotation, Hydrotherapy, Mud Room, Sauna, Aromatherapy Room. . . we might need to make this weekly.  🙂