Launched during the summer by couple Dee Kelly and Matteo Griscti, Grálinn took their food truck to
Another Love Story and Electric Picnic, serving dishes like French toast with blackberry compote and lemon basil and McNally Heirloom tomatoes with mozzarella, olive caramel sauce and rye bread crumb, and got festival-going foodies very excited about the idea of street food with an Irish angle. Now they’re settling in for the winter with a residency at MVP on Clanbrassil Street, and we're very excited to see them join the Dublin food scene.
Dee and Matteo, who met over coffee, want Gralinn's focus to be on local, ethical and seasonal food, with a big emphasis on their producers, which include McNally Organic Farm and Scéal Bakery. Matteo who’s behind the food, studied in DIT before working as a chef in Fia, Two Pups and Tang. Dee, who runs front of house, has worked in various places, including Two Pups and Clanbrassil Coffee Shop. They say they've always shared a love of food, coffee and people and the connection that sharing food brings.
Grálinn's residency starts this weekend and will run every Thursday to Saturday from 6-10pm and will continue through to January. The opening menu features small plates such as Hokkaido pumpkin, miso and chestnut, King Oyster mushroom with burnt celeriac and coppa, and beetroot cavatelli with capers and salsa verde, but it will evolve as the season changes. They’re also developing a dessert offering, which will include housemade ice-cream, and drinks pairings will be provided by the bar downstairs.
You can keep up to date with Grálinn at www.facebook.com/GralinnLtd.