The clocks went back at the weekend, so naturally we’ve entered the temporary state of confusion where neither the clock in the kitchen nor the car is the same time and we’re not really sure if we’re getting more or less sleep. What we do know however is that it’s dark way too early, and very soon, Christmas lights will begin to populate every inch of Dublin, so naturally we plan to eat our way through this to the other side...
1. Breakfast: Bread 41’s Twice Baked Carrot Cake Croissant
We know this could technically be classified as dessert, but these guys pretty much sell out by mid-morning so what choice do we have? The Pearse Street bakery seems to be getting better and better and it’s getting harder and harder to make excuses as to why we shouldn’t indulge.
2. Brunch - Kimchi Pancakes at Storyboard
Storyboard’s newest dish features kimchi pancakes made with McNally’s kale, scrambled eggs, housemade hot sauce, garlic mayo and a mushroom brown sauce. This is one of those dishes that you’ll never, ever have time to make at home, so save yourself the hassle and make a beeline for Islandbridge.
3. Lunch - Meatball Sub with Tomato Relish on Soft Ciabatta at Legit Coffee Co.
This sandwich, available in both locations (Meath St and North Circular Road), uses ciabatta from Arun Bakery in Stoneybatter and looks pretty damn delicious. *hunky hand model not included*
4. Late lunch: Chickpea and Pumpkin Curry in Slice
We made a list a couple of weeks ago on where to find pumpkin dishes in Dublin (which you can read here) but since then pumpkin has been popping up absolutely everywhere. Slice’s pumpkin curry, served with mint raita and chapati, looks like one of our favourites so far.
5. For dinner: Fivemiletown goat’s cheese, red pepper ketchup and shaved fennel at The Old Spot
After a day of eating we'll want a light dinner, and we've been obsessing over this new starter on the Old Spot’s menu since it popped up on our feed. Hot, crispy, gooey cheese. What a way to end a day.