October & November Favourites on Gin & Griddle

GG Logo Banner2 months for the price of 1 in this blog post! November has passed in a blur of speediness and general busy-ness, as is evident on Gin & Griddle with a paltry 3 posts only this month. Sometimes life and work have to take precedence over blogging and I’m ok with that… but to the matter at hand and all my favourite things from the last couple of months. 

Brunching… two great brunches at The Cookbook Cafe in Glasthule and The Pigeon House in Delgany (click the pictures for the blog posts)

Baked Eggs Mexican Style at The Cookbook Cafe
Baked Eggs Mexican Style at The Cookbook Cafe
Pistachio Cake at The Pigeon House, Delgany
Pistachio Cake at The Pigeon House, Delgany

Baking… apple Turnovers and Berry Loaf – both really easy bakes, I’m not the best baker so try to find easy recipes and simple ingredients for sweet treats…

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Apple Turnovers
Berry Loaf
Berry Loaf

A stay at Hunters Hotel in Wicklow – I adore this place, so cosy, warm and traditional – it’s perfect for a night away! I wrote a blog on our last stay earlier in 2015.

Hunters Hotel
Hunters Hotel

Salty chips & hot whiskey at the RDS to cheer on Leinster (the cheering didn’t work though as we lost badly!)

Hot Whiskeys!
Hot Whiskeys!

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Gin Reviews – Two of them – Dictador and Dillons and sampling new gin (from Brazil!)

Dictador Gin
Dictador Gin
Dillon's Distillery
Dillon’s Distillery
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Seagers Gin

A delicious chicken dish – a version of Saltimbocca. Really easy to make and so tasty… a perfect mid week supper.

Chicken Saltimbocca
Chicken Saltimbocca

Super seafood at Catch 22 (and excitement at the new seafood restaurants opening like The Seafood Bar on Dawson Street).

Whitebait at Catch 22
Whitebait at Catch 22

The start of the festive season too with a food bloggers meet up in Cleaver East at the end of November… a really enjoyable evening of chats, drinks and great food and a brilliant kick off to Christmas! Closely followed by a work party in a super venue – The Penthouse at The Horse Show House (definitely recommend if you are looking for a private room or space to host a party!).

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Cleaver East

And the Thanksgiving Menu at Citron in The Fitzwilliam Hotel included this amazing pumpkin spice cocktail was a great way to round out November.

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Pumpkin Spice Cocktail

Here’s to December and the start of the festive season. So many fun things coming up which I can’t wait to tell you all about.

Enjoy!