It's wet, it's cold, it's gross. Stay indoors and eat fried chicken and dumplings. It's the only logical thing to do. Lucky for us the food purveyors of the city are always looking out for us and have come up with lots of ways for us to stay dry and full this November.
Fried Chicken And Natural Wine at Bastible
When: Sunday 24th November, 14:00 - sell out
What: Bastible are throwing a Sunday shindig with Morita fried chicken and Cooldaniel cheese sandwiches, Gut Oggau wines by the glass, and ice-cream sandwiches made using Olly's Farm honey. One of their chefs is doing the music, and it's walk in only until they sell out. Clear the diary.
Chimac Gives Us The Gift Of Brunch
When: Every Sunday
What: An excuse to eat fried chicken for brunch - as if you needed another one. Chimac's new Sunday brunch menu includes chicken and waffles, a chicken breakfast burger, and their version of avocado toast - "soy marinated eggs, pickled red onion and fresh smashed avocado served on a high protein toast substitute (aka 100% Irish, free-range, twice fried chicken breast)". Yes to all of the above. Join the Aungier Street queue.
Ciaran Sweeney At The Commons
When: Sat 30th November and Sun 1st December
What: Ex-Forest & Marcy head chef Ciaran Sweeney is popping up at the new Commons at Moli on St Stephen's Green at the end of the month to host two tasting dinners. The new café/restaurant from Domini and Peaches Kemp opened in the beautiful Georgian building, home to the Museum of Literature, last month. The 5-course menu is being billed as "a celebration of Ciaran's modern Irish cooking", and is priced at €65. A specially chosen selection of wines and non-alcoholic home-made drinks will also be available to purchase on the evening, and as it's a set menu dietary requirements or allergies can't be accommodated. Book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Double 8 Dumplings Are Coming To Ranelagh
When: Various dates in December
What: Bray's handmade dumpling shop Double 8 is popping up in Lock 6 in Ranelagh for a few Fridays and Saturdays in December bringing their pork and cabbage soup dumplings, spice bag chicken dumplings and sea salt and banoffee versions to Dublin 6. They're also promising a seasonal menu (turkey dumplings?) as well as Boyne Brewhouse beers and cans of Ramona. They'll be there on Friday 6th, Friday 13th, Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd December and it's walk in only.
Fumbally Christmas Market
When: Friday 13th - Sunday 15th December.
What: The Fumbally are holding a Christmas market in the middle of December featuring local food producers like Scéal, Fumbally Ferments and White Mausu. There's going to be a craft and design section upstairs, and on Sunday the café will be filled with even more stalls. Friday 13:00 - 20:00, Saturday and Sunday 13:00 - 18:00.