The sunshine is sticking around, for now, so we're helping you make the most of it with five things to enjoy outside this week (well one that will make it feel like the sun's shining indoors), or if it's too hot you can grab some of them to take away in the comfort of an air conditioned indoor space. From summer collabs to the prettiest summer dishes, these are the five things we most want to eat in Dublin this week...
1) Antipasti, Crudo's pop-up at Roe & Co Distillery
The Summer Garden at Roe & Co will host a different restaurant each month this Summer, and Crudo are taking over for the month of June. The four-course menu includes dishes like prawn arancino; wild garlic & sheep's ricotta gnocchi with braised spring lamb; or a Roe & Co coffee stout tart for dessert, but we're all about the antipasti. Lasting until July 1st this is the perfect way to enjoy some Mediterranean food in the sunshine, cocktail pairings optional.
2) Napolean Pastry, Ella's Heaven
It's very hard to walk past Ella's Heaven without stopping for a pastry, and deciding on just one is even more difficult, but their Napoleon pastry might just make our minds up. Puff pastry filled with cream and raspberries would be the perfect accompaniment to a Turkish coffee, and maybe a cheese piroshki for the road.
3) Heirloom tomatoes with aged balsamic, Dax
This simple dish of heirloom tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar is screaming summer, and you probably won't even notice that it's vegan. Dax is known for its classic dishes and this is one we bet you won't regret ordering whatever the weather.
4) Beans & Eggs, Fairmental
Fairmental know what they're doing in terms of fermentation and flavour, and this creation of labneh, rayu, beans, preserved lime and poached eggs is the latest addition to the brunch menu. Open from 11:00 on Saturdays and Sundays, this weekend special might be worth the trip to Grand Canal Dock where you can score a seat in the sun out front.
5) Harry's Nut Butter Ice Cream, Three Twenty Ice-Cream Lab
Here to make those obligatory ice cream runs a little more interesting, Three Twenty Ice-Cream Lab have joined Harry's Nut Butter for a salty little collab. They've extended the partnership as it's been so popular, but don't hang about as it won't last forever.