An Ode to Roast Chicken … with a Recipe for the Leftovers!

If you asked me to pick a favourite food, I’d struggle. There’s so much nice food and so many nice dishes, it’s hard to pick just one. I love pasta, anything with garlic, Indian flavours, bacon, mushrooms on toast, in soup, sauteed, tomatoes sliced with salt and a drizzle of olive oil, my Mum &…

Grapevine ~ Dalkey

Wine shops cum wine bars seem to be increasingly popular, from Green Man Wines in Terenure, Blackrock Cellar in Blackrock, 64 Wine in Glasthule to name a few but the one we love the most is Grapevine in Dalkey. Wine shop wine bar … @grapevine_dalkey the best one there is! Last night we enjoyed a…

Real Gourmet Burger, Terenure

Real Gourmet Burger was one of our favourites when we lived in Dalkey. We often walked along the metals to Dun Laoghaire’s seafront to enjoy one of their delicious burgers and the rosemary salted chips. We were sad to see it close down and didn’t realise for a long time that they had reopened in…

Tasting Menu at One Pico

One Pico is a restaurant we return to time and again, for the food, service and setting, all of which are consistently excellent. There’s a review of One Pico already on Gin & Griddle here so this post is all about the Tasting Menu, in pictures. One Pico offers a 5 Course Surprise Menu at…

Event ~ A Rooftop Party at the Radisson Hotel Dublin

Did you know that there’s a rooftop space, perfect for parties, in the Radisson hotel on Golden Lane? Neither did I… until we had a Summer party there last month. It’s a rooftop but on the 1st floor so it is easily accessible from the main hotel lobby. On a sunny Friday in July, 200…

Event ~ The Aldi Wine Lover’s Sale (Summer 2017)

Last week we were invited to The Aldi Wine Lover’s Sale in the Cliff Town House on St. Stephen’s Green, to sample and taste their latest offerings. With a selection of sparkling, white, rose and red, the wines are the perfect match for an August Bank Holiday BBQ. All the wines are available from their 129…

#TigerStreetEats ~ Michelin Star Street Food

The MART Creative Hub, an industrial space in Portobello Harbour, was transformed for the much anticipated collaboration between Tiger Beer and the Singaporean Michelin star hawker chef Chan Hon Meng. Chef Chan’s street food stall in Singapore, Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle, was one of two street food stalls to receive a…

Gin Review ~ Mór Irish Gin

An Irish gin that has been getting a lot of love in the last few months is Mór Irish Gin. They released a limited edition bottle for Pride that I was very excited to buy. It’s such a great bottle and label. So did Mór Irish Gin live up to the hype…? Say hello to the newest…

Butler & Barry, Bray

Right on the seafront, with commanding views of the beach, from Bray head around to Dalkey Island and beyond, it really is a great setting for Bray’s newest restaurant, or gastrobar, Butler & Barry. Butler & Barry, the story goes, were two eccentric gentlemen who travelled the world in the 1920s and 1930s. They returned…

Gin Review ~ Blackwater Wexford Strawberry Irish Gin

On the banks of the Blackwater River, just outside Cappoquin in  West Waterford, is Blackwater Distillery. And here at Blackwater Distillery they are making a gin with Wexford strawberries… The Gin Alongside their original No.5 Gin, Blackwater Distillery also make speciality gins including this one with freshly picked Wexford strawberries. The Strawberry gin is produced…

TriBeCa – Ranelagh, D6

An oldie but a goodie on Gin & Griddle today, with one of our favourite spots for a bite to eat, especially on a weekend afternoon, TriBeCa in Ranelagh. Of course it helps that they have the best chicken wings in Dublin (bold statement I know!). Actually there are two places that have the best…

Dublin Bay Cruise – Dun Laoghaire to Howth

Last week we enjoyed one of the nicest sunny June weeks I can remember in a while. We were both off work for the week and with the fine weather we were drawn to the coast. On Monday we visited Dun Laoghaire, walked the pier and soaked up the sunshine. Whilst walking the east pier, we…