We’re rolling our way into the festive season, but ahead of the serious December madness, loads of eye-popping plates have been filling our feeds over the past few days. Whether it’s a pit-stop to fuel your Christmas shopping, a get together with pals, or a weekend brunch date with your dog, these are the five things we most want to eat in Dublin this week....
1) Elliot’s matcha and black sesame choux
Since its recent opening, Elliot’s in Phibsborough (and bakery baby of Oxmantown) has been top of our minds when it comes to delicious, and seriously pretty, baked goods in the city. These matcha and black sesame choux buns look like something we've dreamed up, and based on our last visit we’re pretty sure they'll taste like it too.
2) Milo’s egg, bacon & tomato jam brioche
We’ve been excited to check out Milo’s, the Drumcondra sister to Two Boys Brew in Phibsboro, and this egg, bacon and jam brioche is just the ticket to get us there on a weekend morning soon. Milo’s also gets extra bonus brunch points for dog owners, because you can bring your beloved pup along - just be sure to leave them a bite.
3) Taiwanese chicken nuggets, Happy Endings
Rarely a week goes by that we’re not craving fried chicken of some shape or form, and these Taiwanese chicken nuggets with fried jalapeños and basil from Happy Endings are currently top of our lust list . Chicken thigh nuggets are marinated in soy and five spice, and served with fried pickled jalapenos and a zingy basil mayo. Sign us up.
4) Seabass taglioni, Grano
One of our top choices for pasta in the city, Grano’s latest offering is solely on offer to those with a blessed reservation for the Stoneybatter spot. Their latest creation features seabass, artichoke and bottarga (salted, cured fish roe pouch), creating a holy trinity of sea, land and salty savoury goodness. It might even turn our heads away from the pistachio ravioli.
5) Smores, The Pepper Pot Café
Behold the latest addition to The Pepper Pot Cafe’s sweet counter. Crunchy digestive s’mores with Swiss meringue and chocolate ganache. We know what we’ll be ordering after our pear and bacon sandwich, which is the law to order *almost* every time you visit the Powerscourt Centre. We don’t make the rules.