As winter gets closer and the nights get darker earlier, the colours around town are just getting more vivid! Here are the five bright and beautiful things we want to eat in Dublin this week...
1) Mackerel Tartare With Sour Cream And Waffles At Bastible
Cold weather gives us strong Nordic vibes, and clearly Bastible are feeling it too by the looks of this sharing dish from their current menu. Mackerel tartare comes with preserved gooseberry & red meat radishes, smoked sour cream, Goatsbridge trout roe and glazed buttermilk waffles. Not sure we've ever wanted anything more.
2) Stuffed Calamari With Romanesco At Grano
Trust Grano in Stoneybatter to bring the sunshine whatever the weather. This current dish of stuffed calamari comes with romanesco, red pepper mayonnaise, spicy sardella emulsion, and baked olive breadcrumbs, and they recommend a glass of their Calabrian Greco Bianco to go with it. We're willing to take one for the team.
3) Cauliflower Overload At Shouk
What Shouk does with vegetables is nothing short of a modern miracle, and the latest addition to the menu is this dish of cauliflower (three different types) on a labaneh, tahini and amba (like a mango pickle) sauce. We're quietly confident that it's going to taste as incredible as everything else on the menu.
4) Scallop Ceviche At Dax
Who says ceviche's just for summer? These words would literally never leave our mouths, so we're very happy to see that Dax have added this starter of Celtic sea scallop ceviche with dashi, créme fraiche and dillisk.
5) Too Savage Special From Coke Lane Pizza
We're all trying to eat less meat, and while we'd generally rather eat vegetables than fake meat, we're really liking the look of Coke Lane's new collab with Too Savage mayos. The marinara comes topped with plant-based pepperoni, pickled red jalapeños and cashew ricotta, and it's served with Too Savage's smoked garlic mayo. Meat or no meat, that sounds like a hell of a lot of flavour.