Yes…

I debated whether or not to write a post on the upcoming referendum, this is a food blog after all. But a couple of things have made me think I want to put it out there front and centre … so here it is, this Friday I will be voting YES, proudly, happily and with every part…

Gin & Griddle is 2!

  This month Gin & Griddle turned 2. Such a quick 2 years filled with reviews and recipes, cocktails and wine, travel and fun. In the past year alone, the food scene in Dublin is really booming, new places, rejuvenated restaurants and bars, there’s hardly a week without something happening in the culinary world of Dublin….

Valentine’s Day in Dublin

About a month ago the lovely people at Generator asked me if I would write a guide for ‘alternative’ Valentine’s Day in Dublin – what started as alternative become more romantic (except for the rugby, the cemetery and the rocky horror show!) but none the less it shows what a fantastic city we live in…

Wine Tasting with James Nicholson Wines

  I was recently invited to join James Nicholson Wines for a Meet the Winemaker wine tasting evening at The Merrion Hotel. There was to be about 15 winemakers and winery representatives in attendance, all showcasing a number of their wines. On a chilly November evening after work I made my way along to The Merrion,…

Review ~ The Big Grill Festival, Herbert Park

On Saturday we went along to The Big Grill Festival in Herbert Park – the 1st year of this event. Earlier in the Summer I had bought us tickets for this, however I was then kindly offered free weekend tickets by the organizers. The tickets I had purchased went to a good home as I…

Looking forward to Longitude Festival (Mostly to Rudimental!)

We decided last minute to get tickets for Sunday at Longitude Festival in Marlay Park. Mainly because of Rudimental… watching them from home at Glastonbury and other festivals this Summer, their live show is pretty cool…and I can’t wait! Pity they will be only be on for an hour…you cant help but feel energised when…

Event ~ The Big Grill Festival, Herbert Park – August 15th-17th

Here at Gin & Griddle we are big fans of BBQ… and there’s an exciting event coming up next month. Neon & Bodytonic are bringing us Ireland’s first ever international BBQ festival & competition. Taking place in Herbert Park in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, The Big Grill Festival will be crammed full of all things BBQ, grilling,…

Event ~ Taste of Dublin

Ok here goes nothing…I don’t like Taste of Dublin. I feel like the only foodie person this side of the planet who doesn’t like it but it’s just not for me and I’ll explain why… However I’ll start with the good things and parts of our day that we enjoyed… 1. The Iveagh Gardens A…

Gin & Griddle is 1!

This month Gin & Griddle turned 1! I started the blog as a place to be able to talk about food – making, baking and eating out. About how wonderful Gin is, with the odd chat about wine and cocktails thrown in. It’s been incredibly fun, the chats on Twitter, the friends I’ve made, some virtual,…

Ready for the weekend…

This feels like the longest week, in the world, ever… and its still ONLY THURSDAY! This is where I’m at…

Saturday Market

  We are lucky to live next to Marlay Park at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains. Each weekend there is a farmers market – Coco Markets – it takes place both Saturdays and Sundays although I think the Saturday market is far better in the stalls, food and variety. Its become a Saturday morning staple for us…