Brown food is the best food. We all know this right? Bread, pastries, chocolate, pasta, anything fried, roasted, baked, barbecued. Brown (usually) = flavour. So no surprise that everything we want to eat in Dublin this week is brown/donn/brun/marrón - whatever language you speak, this all looks taaaaasty...
1) Nam Jim Crab Claws, Hen's Teeth
Hen's Teeth in Dublin 8 are banging out some of the most interesting plates of food in the capital, and the latest addition to their evening menu is these crispy Kilkeel crab claws with a nam jim sauce. You know they're going to taste as good as they look.
2) Peanut Butter & Jam Roly Polys, McNally Farm
We've twice tried and twice failed to eat at the McNally Farm café (sold out), but are strongly considering making an early morning return to get our hands on one of these peanut butter and jam roly poly's, new to the menu this week.
3) Liege Waffles, Three-Twenty Ice-Cream
Yes you've had waffles, but have you had Liege waffles? The Belgian specialty are made with a yeast dough as opposed to a batter like most waffles, have pearl sugar dotted throughout, and are soft inside and crispy on the outside. Get them with chocolate sauce or Three Twenty's nitro ice-cream.
4) Wild Boar, San Lorenzo's
The kitchen at San Lorenzo's seems to have found a new lease of life in recent months, and the latest shake up to the menu is wild boar. They're serving a roast loin plus confit shoulder, with cavolo nero, apple and cider, and a sage and mustard mash, and it looks verrrrry delicious.
5) Heart-Shaped Churros, Fade Street Social
You can keep your chocolate fondants and Champagne raspberry possets - we'll have these heart-shaped churros rolled in cinnamon sugar, served with a chocolate caramel sauce and vanilla crème anglaise at Fade Street Social. Corny? Yes. Delicious? You know it.