After months of us all screaming for it like a fishwife, summer has finally arrived, and across the city it looks like kitchens scrambling to up the colour, up the freshness, and up the sunshine feels. These are the 5 things we want to eat while basking in the sun this week...
1) Pineapple Tomato & Pickled Clams, Clanbrassil House
It's been all change at Clanbrassil House since ex-Hen's Teeth chef Killian Walsh took over, and he hasn't hung around making his mark. If this chickpea wafer with pineapple tomato and pickled clams is just the first bite, imagine what else is coming up.
2) Pickled Eggs, Table Wine
Eggs have been served as bar snacks since at least the 1800's, and Table Wine are keeping the tradition going with these bright as sunshine pickled eggs with house mayo and crispy shiitake. A few plates of these and a bottle of natural Riesling and you'll feel much happier than when you arrived.
3) La Perla Pizza, Wallace's Taverna
Pizza but make it summer. Wallace's Taverna in the city centre top their white 'La Perla' pizza with scamorza cheese before it cooks, adding fresh burrata, mortadella, pistacchio and truffle oil once it's out of the oven. Eat it inside, on the terrace or get it to go and head for the park.
4) Poached Rhubarb & Coconut Rice Pudding, Bresson
Who says rice pudding is just for eating after being soaked in a December downpour? Bresson have summered it up with swagger, by flavouring it with coconut and topping it with poached rhubarb, pistachio and strawberry ice-cream.
5) New Patisserie Selection at Goat In The Boat
Skerries ice-cream and coffee favourite Goat In The Boat has gone very fancy with their new patisserie selection. We're not sure which we want to try first, but the rolled coffee cake and mango pineapple cloud are currently front-runners.