Category: Food & Drink


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.  🙂

 

 

 

 

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

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!). . .

 

when you fly to London for an hour long meeting

LCY

Canary Wharf

Boisdale of Canary Wharf

Langoustines

Haggis Scotch Quail Eggs

and back to the airport

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in Concert @ 3 Arena, Dublin

Pre-show noms @ Drunken Fish, Dublin 1

Makgeolli

Kimchi Mandu

Maewon Kalbi Jjim

Kalbi Jjim

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