Tasting Menu at Mulberry Garden

It had been a while since our last visit to Mulberry Garden, so we booked in for a Friday evening in January. We hadn’t intended to have the tasting menu but when we got there, liking everything on it, we decided to go for it and settled in for an evening of delightful food and…

Eat & Drink in Madrid, Spain

Spending a week in Madrid for work, I got to visit some nice spots for food and drinks. Here’s a roundup of the places I enjoyed including Bar Tomate, La Cabra, Tatel & Natsuki. 

Recipe ~ Chicken Saltimbocca

Saltimbocca is normally made with veal, this is a similar recipe using chicken instead which perhaps make it a more accessible recipe for most. Do buy good quality parma ham as it makes a difference to the overall dish. Very few ingredients and easy to make. It also goes with a wide variety of accompaniments, a crisp…

Sunday Lunch at One Pico, Dublin 2

A few weeks ago with the end of Summer nigh and for a Sunday treat we booked lunch for two in One Pico. It had been quite a while since we were last in One Pico although we have been many times over the years. I love the dining room here, it’s easily one of…

TOCA, Ritz Carlton, Toronto

Whilst in Toronto, it was Simon’s birthday and a birthday needs a decadent lunch! I booked a table for 2 at TOCA  in the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Toronto. A luxurious hotel from the moment you enter, a sweeping staircase brings you to TOCA on the mezzanine floor. The menu is based on Italian cuisine, it’s seasonal and local and…

Afternoon Tea at House Dublin

In a grand old Georgian house on Leeson Street Lower, you will find House Dublin. Greeting you at the door are statues of dogs each side of the door, welcoming you in and leading into the most beautifully restored and refurbished building. Having been before for drinks and nibbles I was excited to try something different at House,…

Canoe, 54th Floor – TD Bank Tower, Toronto

The view from the bar in Canoe is one of my favourites … looking out over the water across the Toronto islands, with the City Airport (Billy Bishop Airport), sailing boats and just a gorgeous perspective from the 54th floor. Such a lovely spot to sip a gin martini…

The Best of June on Gin & Griddle

  Not quite sure how it’s July but it is here … at least it is feeling like Summer out there, warm & sunny. So what have we been up to on Gin & Griddle in June – here’s the best bits… 

MIMA Coffee Company, Beechwood Luas, Dunville Avenue, Ranelagh

At the Beechwood Luas stop you will find MIMA Coffee Company, a great little coffee shop that does fantastic coffees and food. There’s lovely outdoor seating too, perfect for these sunny days! It’s a recent discovery for us but a place we have returned to now a few times and really enjoy. We enjoyed a late…

Event ~ Bloom in the Park, Phoenix Park, Dublin

This year we went to Bloom… having known about Bloom in the Park over the last few years we had never actually made it but decided to rectify that this year. With the word that it was bigger and better than ever we bought our tickets and arrived early Sunday morning of the bank holiday to…

Recipe ~ Roasted Asparagus, Cherry Tomatoes & Parmesan

A recipe might be a stretch as really this is take a handful of ingredients and eat… I love May because it brings with it Asapragus! the lovely purpley green English asparagus that tastes so good. Asparagus is great in lots of things, on its own, simply grilled, a drizzle of olive oil and lemon…

Seapoint Restaurant, Monkstown, Co. Dublin

This post has taken a little while, we visited Seapoint for lunch on Easter Sunday, over a month ago. A delicious lunch in a great location in Monkstown. Perfect for a pre or post walk along the seafront, as well as having Avoca further along Monkstown crescent to pick up some nice things for a…