Grálinn, the Irish food pop-up currently operating out of MVP on Clanbrassil Street, have announced a series of supper clubs in the New Year at Elmhurst Cottage Farm in Glasnevin. Dee Kelly and Matteo Grisci, the duo behind Grálinn, have also moved their prep and test kitchen to the urban farm, run by Nadia Cassidy-Friemuth and Rossa Cassidy, former manager of The Fumbally. The two couples will be working closely together on projects over the next few months.
Elmhurst Cottage Farm was previously home to Scéal Bakery, who spent eight months there before moving into their own bakery in Smithfield, freeing up space for a new food start-up to move in. Grálinn plan to host Christmas parties on the farm and in the upstairs of MVP, and in the springtime, Rossa and Nadja will hold farming workshops, with a farm-to-table meal produced by Grálinn to end the day.
Supper clubs are will start in the New Year with just 10 people at each one, family-style dining and food sourced from Irish growers and producers, and the menu at their MVP pop-up will continue to evolve. Desserts and paired filter coffee have recently been added to the menu, and we're told that desserts will gradually change into a “pie and ice-cream” format. Nothing wrong with that.
Keep an eye on their social media for details. Links to book the supper clubs will be released soon.