We're loving the miscellany of summer fare that's filling up our feeds this week. From buratta to berry topped buns, lemongrass pork salad to summery-styled gnocchi, these are the five things we want to eat in Dublin this week...
1) Burrata with confit tomatoes, Kalamata olives & sourdough crumb, Spitalfields
Our ideal kind of starter from neighbourhood gastropub Spitalfields - light, creamy, oozing burrata with an umami olive tang, a carby crunch and those sweet confit heritage tomatoes to tie it all together. We'll be pairing it with a glass of cava so the bubbles can work their magic on that rich ball of creamy goodness.
2) Lemongrass Pork or Tofu Salad, Two Pups
The Liberties are having a moment this week, and just a short waddle down the road from Spitalfields to Two Pups you could be scoffing this colourful addition to their weekday menu - lemongrass pork or tofu salad. Knowing how busy Two Pups gets we'd recommend getting there early for this one.
3) Custard Buns, Bruni Bakery
These custard buns from Bruni Bakery have been officially added to our must-bake list. We've always held a special place in our hearts (read: stomachs) for custard buns, whether of the steamed, Portuguese or Polish variety, so we feel obliged to try our hand at any and all recipes we stumble across. Subscribe to Bruni Bakery for unlimited access to recipes like this one and advice from the bakers behind the buns, Gosia and John.
4) Kimchi Beef Lasagne, Jaru
Dissatisfied by the lack of Korean food in Dublin, Jaru began trading in 2016 and has gained a loyal following ever since, bringing their "new tastes of modern Korea" to Ireland. We consider the humble lasagne a dish for all seasons and occasions, and Jaru's slow roasted kimchi version is a twist that should satisfy traditionalists and radicals alike. Pre-order via the website before 12:00 for next day delivery in Dublin (or collection from their kitchen in Nutgrove) or before 12:00 on Sundays and Tuesdays for next day dispatch nationwide.
5) Gnocchi with romesco and courgettes, Warehouse Food Market
Tucked away on Greenmount Avenue in Harold's Cross, Warehouse Food Market is a food market, café and event space which started life in September 2019 as a quality fruit and vegetable delivery service, Weekl.ie. They host workshops by well known Irish chefs and cooks, and they've just launched their summer menu. There are some familiar favourites like eggs florentine and spanish omelette, but we've got our glad eyes on the homemade gnocchi, with romesco, courgettes and pine nuts (pictured on the top left).