Tag: Lunch

Review: Lunch at Zuni, Kilkenny City

Review: Lunch at Zuni, Kilkenny City

Zuni “Will we go somewhere tomorrow?” It’s the height of Summer, the weather is good and Ali and myself have a couple of days off. After researching various attractions within an hour of Newbridge, we decide that we’ll visit Dunmore Caves before heading into Kilkenny […]

Assassination Custard, Dublin 8

Assassination Custard, Dublin 8

Assassination Custard It’s been on my radar for a long time. “You have to try this place, it’s amazing” – Emma of Gaillot et Gray (where I worked as a baker) uttered the guts of a year ago. I had been meaning to go when […]

Lunch at The Candied Walnut, Naas

Lunch at The Candied Walnut, Naas

The Candied Walnut I’m wickedly hungry. Having stayed up until almost 3am watching “The People vs OJ Simpson” on netflix, I eventually manage to drag myself out of the bed at 11.30. I have a coffee but it’s too late to have something to eat, […]

VDC @ The Curragh Cafe, Co. Kildare

VDC @ The Curragh Cafe, Co. Kildare

VDC @ The Curragh Cafe It’s a dark and miserable day in late December, that limbo period between Christmas and New Year. I usually spend this time piling on the pounds and drinking my body weight in wine. Occasionally I venture out and after a […]

Winter Minestrone Soup

Winter Minestrone Soup

Winter Minestrone Soup Winter still hasn’t really taken hold. I know this because the beer I’m storing in the shed is rarely at a drinkable temperature – it still needs an hour in the fridge. It’s January, the beer should be frozen, let alone cold […]

Cupán Tae, Galway City

Cupán Tae, Galway City

Cupán Tae, Galway City It’s a dark, dreary, miserable January afternoon in Galway City. The fog is already beginning to descend but the Christmas lights above Quay Street are twinkling down on us. Ali wants to go to Cupán Tae for lunch, a late lunch – […]

Burtown House & Gardens, Athy, Co. Kildare

Burtown House & Gardens, Athy, Co. Kildare

Burtown House There are few idioms I like less than ”hidden gem.” Adjectives like “bespoke” and “artisan” provoke a similar irate feeling in me, countless chain food companies advertising their “artisan sandwiches” and “bespoke coffee” – but the term “hidden gem” really gets me riled. […]

Lennons, Carlow Town

Lennons, Carlow Town

Third time lucky…. Yesterday I got an unexpected day off. Upon finding out late on Thursday night I quickly planned it out: sleep in, breakfast, clean kitchen, lunch, clean kitchen, dinner, recipe testing and wine, bed. A simple day. That all changed when Ali mentioned that […]

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup The perfect lunch. This substantial soup is often thought of as a great winter dish but, although I agree, I also find it magnificent in the spring and summer when fresh greens come into season. It serves as a great way to use […]

Review: The Ballymore Inn

Review: The Ballymore Inn

The Ballymore Inn Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare The Ballymore Inn is one of two restaurants in Kildare listed in the latest McKenna Guide (the other being Harte’s of Kildare) and is located in the scenic village of Ballymore Eustace, not far from Poulaphouca Lake. After […]