Word of Mouth: Escape with a Day of Fabulous Food Trails

This week I was delighted to be invited on a Fabulous Food Trail (FFT) in Dublin city. Our guide for the day was Eveleen Coyle, founder and lead guide at FFT and a Dublin-native herself. Winner of the Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2015, I was excited to head on the food tour, despite the drizzling…

Day Four: Farewell to #AFairLand

The spread was laid out in front of us. Soup, dips, sauces, salads, sweet treats and more, it was a feast for the eyes. Saddened that it was my last day but enthusiastic about the new recipes I’d come away with, I was amazed at how fast the day flew. Today my fellow Food School…

Day Two: #AFairLand Alive and Kicking at IMMA

Day two at A Fair Land began in earnest. The courtyard has yet to fully transform due to technicalities but it’s a definite work-in-progress. But first, let me talk a bit about the project’s creators: Grizedale Arts. Based on the historic site of Lawson Park farm in the Lake District in the UK, their site still runs…

200 Words: Ha Noi Ha Noi on Capel Street

The rain poured down so hard that I almost slipped off the footpath – I needed something hot, and fast. Hanoi Hanoi on Dublin’s Capel Street is one of the latest Vietnamese restaurants to crop up in the city and being one who’s obsessed with noodle soup, I had to give it a lash. Unassuming…

200 Words: East Side Tavern on Leeson Street

East Side Tavern on Leeson Street, though decorated with dark tones, manages to pull off a homely feel. The downstairs bar has a magnificent display of liquors stacked high on its shelves and the upstairs hosts a restaurant with a modern twist. Spaghetti marinara made its way to my table and despite my request to…

200 Words: Whitefriar Grill

The Whitefriar Grill – what can I say? Seldom have I had such an enjoyable experience from start-to-finish. In the mood for a fun night out, my partner and I were greeted by a lovely waiter who proceeded to hand us a light Prosecco tipple while they prepared a table. Jam-packed with an air of…

200 Words: Rathmines’ Manifesto

The flames from the oven caught our eye from the front of the restaurant. They had always intrigued us but we’d never gotten the opportunity to head in – until today. On quick glance of Manifesto in Rathmines you wouldn’t think much. The exterior is a dark, gloomy brown, but the chance of eating a…

200 Words: Ranelagh’s TriBeCa

When you bite in, the taste of charred meat comes flooding into your mouth. Mixed with a zing of rocket and nutty Parmesan, it was heaven. Finally, a burger I was able to hold in both hands. TriBeCa has been on my list for a while now. Full but not at all claustrophobic, mirrors in…